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Code Black 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2015–2018)
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The staff of the LA County Hospital emergency room treat patients under difficult circumstances.


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Series cast summary:
Marcia Gay Harden ...  Dr. Leanne Rorish 47 episodes, 2015-2018
Harry Ford ...  Angus Leighton / ... 47 episodes, 2015-2018
Benjamin Hollingsworth ...  Mario Savetti / ... 47 episodes, 2015-2018
Luis Guzmán ...  Jesse Sallander 47 episodes, 2015-2018
William Allen Young ...  Dr. Rollie Guthrie 46 episodes, 2015-2018
Angela Relucio ...  Risa Park 38 episodes, 2015-2018
Melanie Chandra ...  Malaya Pineda 34 episodes, 2015-2017
Boris Kodjoe ...  Will Campbell / ... 33 episodes, 2016-2018
Rob Lowe ...  Dr. Ethan Willis 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Noah Gray-Cabey ...  Dr. Elliot Dixon 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Emily Tyra ...  Dr. Noa Kean 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Jillian Murray ...  Heather Pinkney 26 episodes, 2015-2017


This show is based on the award-winning documentary of the same name. This medical drama follows the staff in an extremely busy emergency room as they cope with a staggering amount of patients, which oftentimes outweighs the hospital's resources, resulting in a code black.

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Release Date:

30 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Código negro See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Marcia Gay Harden played a trauma/emergency nurse at Parkland Hospital in Parkland (2013). See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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There's No Faith Like that of a Recent Convert!
14 May 2018 | by gregoryfhauserSee all my reviews

My favorite medical series of all time was NYMed--all real life medical, no soap opera from the writers' room. That should tell you why I like this show and am regretting I just discovered it.

Was casting around--pun intended--for a series whose season begins about now to fill a hole in my viewing schedule left by cancellations. Stumbled into "Code Black". Had ignored it when it premiered a couple of years ago on the premise that, like so many other medical dramas, the soap opera predominated over the medical. Quite the opposite, it turns out. Watched its Season 3's 2nd episode on a lark, watched the season premiere on demand, and then set my DVR for the series. Decided I needed to catch up on the previous two seasons and ordered the DVDs. I then figured I'd use a rainy weekend alone with the dogs to binge watch through as much of the two years as time allowed. Note to self: Do NOT try this at home. The medical and related emotional issues are way too high octane for binge watching, and I had to stop for some processing time. The other choice was turning whichever dog was on my lap into a crying towel. Having learned my lesson, will be enjoying the past seasons at a slower pace while I follow the current season at the usual weekly pace. Ratings have been drifting down, so I may be setting myself up for another teeth clenching reaction to a cancellation announcement, but can't let that stop me now even if deciding I like a series is a kiss of eventual death about half the time. Watch it while you can, stat!

BTW, the opening scene of the "Better Angels" was about as innovative as any TV scene I can remember. It was an amazing way both to portray the patient's medical condition (visions) and to make the very real point that the profound professionalism and intense training of ER professionals makes for a genuine and intricate choreography inside the chaos that the uninformed eye sees. On top of this, it was complete fun seeing the cast perform in ways that are highly unusual in this genre. You could sort of tell by body language and facial expressions which ones were enjoying it and which were, shall we say, more challenged by the novelty of it. But they pulled it off, and it was fun to see. Have watched that scene close to ten times and am still not tired of it.

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