Code Black & Elementary: How Many Episodes Have Been Ordered?

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We're still in shock that both Code Black and Elementary landed renewals for the 2017-2018 season, but we are happy for the fans of both series. 

Doctors Under Quarantine - Code Black

Both series were on the bubble, and both will be back at some point during the next TV season. Fans were left puzzled earlier this morning when the network's fall 2017 schedule was released. 

The reason?

Both Code Black and Elementary were missing from the schedule. As expected, this caused quite the stir on social media with fans questioning when they could expect the shows to return. 

The Phone App - Code Black

During the network's upfront press breakfast, Les Moonves opened up about the decision to bring both shows back and had the perfect explanation for it. 

"One of the changes in having so much midseason is that, look, repeats aren't working as well as they used to," he said.

"It's good to have originals all the way through, so if you take a Code Black, it was on Wednesday night and doing decently on Wednesday night. "

Mystery Woman - Elementary

"There's no reason that Criminal Minds couldn't come off for a short period of time and you put in Code Black, and you continue with originals all the way through."

"Same with Elementary on a Sunday night or a Thursday night, things like that. So you have a lot more leeway to do things."

See? Both shows are, indeed, returning, but the network is trying a new tactic to keep originals on the air throughout the whole season. 

The New Chaplain - Code Black

It's an interesting tactic to keep the originals flowing year round, and if it helps save the more marginal performing series, we're all for it. 

Based on what Moonves said, it sounds like both shows will return to their old time periods, so it's not that bad. It is awful waiting, but if there are fewer encores between the episodes, it will be worth the wait. 

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Code Black Quotes

Life Lesson. When asked if you want to examine your patient some more, it's like being asked if you want a breath mint. The answer is always yes.

Jesse Salandar

We're not their friend, their family, or their shrink. We're their doctor. He gets confused.

Dr. Leanne Rorish