CBS’ top rated new series is getting a full season pick-up. The network has handed out a traditional back-nine order to Limitless, their hour long drama series from sister studio CBS Television Studios which is a follow-up to the hit feature film of the same name starring Bradley Cooper.
Based on the feature film of the same name, Limitless follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. The drama series hails from CBS Television Studios and stars Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Bradley Cooper also appears in a recurring role
Limitless has been one of the few true success stories so far this season, and currently ranks as the number two new series (across all five of the networks) for the 2015-2016 broadcast season. In the demo, the series is averaging a 2.4, rating, boosting the time-slot by 9% year-to-year; while it has also won its Tuesday night time slot in total viewers every week since its premiere.
“We’re excited how Limitless continues to evolve creatively each week and stand out with its unique style of storytelling,” said Glenn Geller, the recently appointed President of CBS Entertainment. “It’s off to a strong start in a highly competitive environment.”
The full season order for Limitless had long been expected given its relative ratings performance. It is the fifth new series to score such a pick-up, following in the footsteps of NBC’s Blindspot, ABC’s Quantico and Dr. Ken, and Fox’s Rosewood, which proved to be a sleeper hit in its post-Empire time-slot. All of the aforementioned series has received back-nine orders with the exception of Quantico which has been picked up for six more episodes (which could be extended to nine depending on ABC’s needs later in the season).