TVLine Items: Bradley Cooper's Limitless Pilot, Vicious Season 2 & More

Limitless TV Show

One of the craziest movies in recent years is on its way to becoming one of the craziest shows of the Fall 2015 season.

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A drama series based on Bradley Cooper’s 2011 action film Limitless — in which his character, Brian Sinclair, harnessed “limitless” abilities via a mysterious drug known as NZT — has been given a pilot production commitment by CBS, our sister site Deadline reports.

The pilot, which picks up after the events of the movie, is being executive-produced by Cooper, Todd Phillips, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

The Meredith Vieira Show has been renewed for a second season.

* TNT has ordered a pilot for the supernatural drama Breed, which follows a series of mysterious murders committed in the Pacific Northwest and the detective determined to solve them.

* PBS has ordered a second season of the ITV comedy Vicious, starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.

* Food Network will air Bobby Flay’s holiday special Thanksgiving at Bobby’s on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 12/11c.

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12 Comments
  1. Ray says:

    CBS is shaping up to have a god awful slate for 2015.

  2. jenna says:

    i really liked limitless the movie, however i hated the ending (felt too happy/perfectly wrapped up to me) definitely would be an interesting concept for a tv show though!

  3. Ray says:

    No thanks. This just likely means I won’t be watching anything scripted on CBS next year either.

  4. Matthew Weber says:

    If Bradley Cooper will be starring in the show, it might have a chance. But otherwise it’ll be an early cancellation.

    • Anna says:

      That’s what I thought. Bradley Cooper is so freakin’ good in this movie that it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the role and being as likeable/interesting/whatever.

  5. Joey says:

    There is no better adjective to describe Vicious than fabulous.

  6. Sheldon W. says:

    The Limitless press release said that Sinclair would be ‘coerced into using his powers for good.’ Considering the extent of his abilities, it would really hard for that to happen without his actually allowing it to happen, so the premise really stinks on ice – unless, of course, that he actually does allow it to happen for his own reasons (which would be kinda cool and twisty).

  7. Denise Zatell says:

    So disappointed. End of movie Limitless was cut off when broadcast on 9-20-2015. Movie was excellent but would love to see how it ended.