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CBS Cancels ‘Limitless’

Rumored Talks With Netflix for a Second Season Never Surfaced

Freshman drama “Limitless,” the only broadcast series whose fate was still not determined, will not be returning for a second season. CBS Studios was in search of a new outlet after CBS announced plans for next season that did not include it, with Netflix rumored to be in contention. But showrunner Craig Sweeny tweeted the news that the series was over.

“Limitless” was based on the 2011 film of the same name with Jake McDorman as a man given mental superpowers by a drug drug called NZT. The film’s star Bradley Cooper made four appearances during the season. “Limitless” averaged 9.7 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49, including DVR playback, in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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