CBS ‘Limitless’ Gets Less Limit, Order Expanded to Full Season
We’re starting to see movie-TV adaptations with lower and lower success rates, though where some end up only trimmed (for now), CBS’ Limitless will live up to its name just a bit more. The network has granted a full season extension to its sequel adaptation of Bradley Cooper’s 2011 film, using 100% of its brain power for the foreseeable future.
Following its well-received first thirteen outings, and hovering around 7-9 million viewers per week, Limitless has formally received a 22-episode order for the rest of the year. Offered CBS of the initial vote of confidence:
We’re excited how Limitless continues to evolve creatively each week and stand out with its unique style of storyelling. It’s off to a strong start in a highly competitive environment.
CBS’ Limitless follows Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. The series also stars Dexter alum Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and more, with Cooper occasionally reprising his film role.
In the meantime, new episodes of Limitless air Tuesdays on CBS.