We’re still mired in the time of year when folks get terrible news about their favorite TV shows completely out of the blue. This week’s winner (well, loser) is Limitless, cancelled after just one season. The CBS one-hour series was spun off from the 2011 Bradley Cooper movie about a layabout who discovers that taking one small, blue pill gives him access to 100 percent of his brain functions. Of course, if that’s all that happened, the movie would be over in 10 minutes which is why Cooper’s character started getting into all kinds of danger and stuff after he began taking the pill.
The movie grossed nearly $80 million domestically but instead of a sequel, it was transformed into a weekly series starring Jake McDorman and with the hook that the pill’s powers allow the main character to become an FBI consultant. Cooper served as an executive producer on the show and also appeared in a handful of episodes playing his character from the movie, now a U.S. Senator.
Anyway, just a couple days after CBS confirmed it was looking for another platform for the show comes word that it’s totally and completely dunzo straight from Craig Sweeny himself.
Guess the show had its limits after all, am I right? Thanks so much, I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)