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BLACK BOX
Air Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Kiss the Sky"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SERIES PREMIERE

DR. CATHERINE BLACK IS A WORLD FAMOUS NEUROLOGIST PROTECTING A SECRET IN THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF ABC'S BLACK BOX

Kelly Reilly and Vanessa Redgrave Star in the Primetime Drama Series

"Kiss the Sky" - Dr. Catherine Black reveals to her therapist Dr. Hartramph that she's feeling empowered, unstoppable, and at the top of her game. This world renowned neurologist has a secret that is becoming more and more difficult to control--she's bi-polar. At the state of the art facility where she works, Catherine has an insight to her patients that no one else has, allowing her to communicate with them on a different level. Catherine is introduced to a mysterious new man named Dr. Ian Bickman. She's met her match when this boisterous new colleague joins the staff at The Cube. At home, Catherine's boyfriend is pressuring her to marry him, but what would he do if he knew that there's another side to her that's not easily controlled, in the series premiere of "Black Box," THURSDAY, APRIL 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Black Box" stars Kelly Reilly as Catherine Black, Ditch Davey as Dr. Ian Bickman, David Ajala as Will Van Renseller, Ali Wong as Dr. Lina Lark, Laura Fraser as Reagan Black, David Chisum as Joshua Black, Siobhan Williams as Esme Black with Terry Kinney as Dr. Owen Morely and Vanessa Redgrave as Dr. Hartramph.

Guest starring JD Williams as George, Audrey Esparza as Carlotta, Olivia Birkelund as Karina Black, Kathleen McNenny as Yvonne Guiness, Josh Green as Anthony Guiness, Armand Schultz as Paul Guiness, Reza Garakani as Yojo, Joe Avellar as Male Doctor, Larry Wendorf as Middle Aged Man, Issiah Mueller as Teenager, Ellen Parker as Lucy Dacy, Matt Steffens as Kassim, and Sharon Alexander as Hospice Nurse.

"Kiss The Sky" was written by Amy Holden Jones and directed by Simon Curtis.

"Black Box" was created by Amy Holden Jones ("Mystic Pizza," "Indecent Proposal"). Ilene Chaiken ("The L Word"), Amy Holden Jones, Bryan Singer ("House," "X-Men"), Anne Thomopoulos ("Oz," "From the Earth to the Moon"), Oly Obst, Gary Michael Walters ("Drive," "Bobby"), David Lancaster ("Drive," Broadway's "The Bridges of Madison County") and Michel Litvak are the executive producers. The premiere episode, "Kiss the Sky," was written by Jones and directed by Simon Curtis ("My Week with Marilyn"). The series is a production of Bold Films Television and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.

For more information about "Black Box" visit ABC.com/Black Box

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BLACK BOX (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/24/14 - 7/24/14
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2013-2014 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 8/7/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube." Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. Each week, the doctors on staff attempt to unravel the mysteries of the brain and are constantly challenged by cases never-before-seen on television. The medical stories are moving, bizarre and a visual feast. The personal stories are riveting. The patients have rare, highly visual, often hallucinogenic and startling conditions, which we'll see through their eyes as Catherine diagnoses and treats them.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ali Wong as Lina Lark
· David Ajala as Will Van Renseller
· David Chisum as Joshua Black
· Ditch Davey as Ian Bickman
· Kelly Reilly as Catherine Black
· Laura Fraser as Reagan Black
· Siobhan Williams as Esme Black
· Terry Kinney as Owen Morely
· Vanessa Redgrave as Dr. Hartramph
CREW INFORMATION:
· Amy Holden Jones as CRTR/EP
· Anne Thomopoulos as EP
· Bryan Singer as EP
· David Lancaster as EP
· Gary Michael Walters as EP
· Ilene Chaiken as EP
· Michel Litvak as EP
· Oly Obst as EP
· Simon Curtis as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bold Films
· Sierra-Engine Television