TVLine Items: Bradley Cooper Returns to Limitless, Ninja Spinoff and More

Bradley Cooper Limitless

It seems CBS’ Limitless is hooked on more than just NZT.

Bradley Cooper, who appeared on the freshman drama’s series premiere, will next reprise his role as Sen. Edward Morra on the Oct. 27 episode, executive producer Craig Sweeny announced Friday at New York Comic-Con.

In the installment, titled “Side Effects May Include…,” Morra will resurface in Brian’s (Jake McDorman) life, demanding a high price in exchange for another inoculation from the severe side effects of NZT.

Limitless airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS.

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

* Esquire Network has ordered Team Ninja Warrior, an eight-episode American Ninja Warrior spinoff featuring some of the mothership series’ greatest competitors. Set to premiere in 2016, the project will pit ninjas against each other in a dual running course that incorporates speed, agility, skill and strategy.

* TruTV has renewed its hidden-camera series Impractical Jokers for a 26-episode fifth season, the cast announced at New York Comic-Con on Thursday.

* The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar — Disney Channel’s Lion King follow-up movie about Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, Kion — will air Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7/6c.