The Limitless TV show on CBS is likely to be cancelled. According to a Deadline report, the show is being shopped around. The Limitless season one finale aired April 26, 2016. Whether or not it ends up being the Limitless TV series finale remains to be seen.
On Limitless, when slacker Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) is given the drug NZT-48, it activates 100% of his brainpower. Since his has total recall of anything he has learned in his life, either actively or passively, the FBI wants to use him to help solve crimes. The Feds aren’t the only ones interested in exploiting Brian and the drug. The Limitless cast also includes: Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Hill Harper, and Colin Salmon.
In the first season of Limitless, the hour-long drama’s ratings have been somewhat wanting. The show averaged a 1.34 in the 18-49 year-old viewer ratings demographic and attracted an average total audience of 7.049 million viewers. When sorted by the 18-49 demo, Limitless ranks 13th out of the 24 CBS scripted series we’re tracking in the 2015-2016 television season. In terms of total audience size, it is ranked 19th out of 24.
In an earlier report, prior to hearing that Limitless is being shopped around to other prospects, Deadline said:
Limitless, which is fully owned by CBS, is considered 50-50 at best and does not look very promising at the moment. It is a recognizable title that makes money for the studio internationally, comes from Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, and is part of the network’s push into attracting younger audiences on the hourlong side that also has included Scorpion, already renewed for next season, and Supergirl.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Limitless TV series on CBS? If CBS cancels Limitless, would you follow it to another network?