Q: I'm a big fan of "Code Black," but a while ago it went off the air. Then I read that it was going to be picked up by another network, but I haven't seen it. Can you please tell me if it will be back on?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

As much as both fans and CBS have hated to give up on it, "Code Black" has finally been declared dead.

This one really seemed to bother the execs at CBS. It gave the show two full seasons in its marquee fall lineup, but when it continued to underperform in the ratings, the network simply demoted it to the late spring rather than cancel it. That didn't seem to liven it up, though, so CBS eventually canceled the show a few weeks into May last year.

Even then, it didn't give up entirely on the show. During a press event in August, months after the show was canceled, CBS exec Kelly Kahl renewed fans' hopes. "It's a well-done show. We'd like to figure out a way to maybe make it work. ... We're going to take a look."

But nothing ever came of that, and then the actors started giving up.

In October, Noah Gray-Cabey (who played Elliot Dixon) signed on to the Freeform drama series "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists." Then in November, Luis Guzmán (who played Jesse Sallander) signed on to the Epix noir drama "Our Lady, LTD."

Actually, by the time the CBS exec made his pledge of devotion in August, the show had already been shedding cast members. Stars Marcia Gay Harden, Ben Hollingsworth, Boris Kodjoe and Moon Bloodgood all booked new gigs shortly after the third season ended in July.

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