Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CBS Cancels 'Limitless' After One Season

CBS has opted to cancel its original drama series Limitless after one season. Efforts to find the drama a new home - which CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller confirmed to reporters last week - have failed as well. The series wrapped its 22-episode run on April 26, 2016.

Series creator Craig Sweeny broke the news on Twitter today writing: "I'm truly sad to report that #Limitless will not continue on any platform. Thanks so much to everyone who watched."

The drama starred Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Recurring guest stars in the first season included Bradley Cooper, Ron Rifkin, Blair Brown, Tom Degnan, Michael James Shaw and Colin Salmon.

Based on the feature film of the same name, Sweeny developed the series and served as executive producer with Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Tom Forman, Heather Kadin, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. CBS Television Studios, K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television produced.

In its first season, the drama averaged a 2.4 rating in the key Adults 18-49 demographic in Live+7 numbers. That's notably higher than other first year dramas that CBS renewed for next season - including Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. That makes the series cancellation even more puzzling.