The CBS procedural Limitless was the story of Brian Finch, the guy who followed the movie’s Eddie Morra into the land of complete mastery of the brain via the drug NZT.
NZT enabled Brian to do some amazing things, including: solving the murder for which he had been framed; save his father’s life; work with the FBI as a special consultant and even find a little romance.
Limitless executive producer Craig Sweeney announced today, at New York comic con 2015, that fellow executive producer and actor Bradley Cooper would be returning to the role of Senator Edward Morra later this month in an episode call ‘Side Effects May Include…’. For details, follow the jump.
Limitless (CBS, Tuesdays, 10/9C) follows up on the events of the movie of the same name, which starred Bradley Cooper as Edward Mora, a man who discovered the mindbending properties of a drug called NZT. Mindbending because it enabled him to use his brain’s full capacity.
In the series premiere, down and out musician Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) is given a single dose of the drug by a very successful friend in hopes that he will use it to make something of himself. Then the friend turns up dead and Finch is suspected of the murder.
CBS is bringing eight – count ’em, eight series to Comic-Con 2015: Supergirl, Limitless, Zoo, Extant, The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, Scorpion and Under The Dome.
William Shatner will also make a special appearance to read excerpts from The Autobiography of James T. Kirk.
Each of the shows will be featured in panels – some with pilot presentations, some with extended trailers, and some will provide other services. The Limitless Cafe will provide free coffee (and refills!), phone-charging station and free Wi-Fi.
A Supergirl themed 12-person pedicab will provide free rides through the Gaslamp district and giveaways of such nifty items as gold Supergirl flash tattoos, adult and children’s-sized caped Supergirl T-shirts, Limitless mint “pill” boxes, THE Late Show with Stephen Colbert-branded Col-Bear gummy bears, and Scorpion comic books.
Follow the jump for the complete list of panels, screenings, giveaways and interactive endeavors.
CBS will present six panels at Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego – for five of its shows plus one very special book release.
William Shatner will appear to read excerpts of David Goodman’s The Autobiography of James T. Kirk in character; Halle Berry and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be part of a panel on the second season of Extant; Mike Vogel, Rachel Lefevre and Marg Helgenber will be part of the Under the Dome panel; stars James Wolk and Billy Burke will be part of panel for James Patterson’s Zoo; Jake MDorman and Hill Harper will appear at the panel for Limitless, and Elyes Gabel and Katherine McPhee will be part of the panel for season two of Scorpion.
CBS has revealed the premiere dates for its 2015 Fall Schedule; beginning its fall slate with the kick-off of NFL Thursday Night Football on September 17th.
In a show of confidence for its new superhero series, CBS has moved Supergirl’s premiere up from November to Monday, October 26th following The Big Bang Theory before moving to its regular slot – Mondays (8/7C) on November 2nd.
Other highlights include the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation two-hour finale on Sunday, September 27th (9/8C); the premiere of Limitless on Tuesday, September 22nd (10/9C); and the return of CBS’ Thursday night entertainment lineup – The Big Bang Theory, Life In Pieces, Mom, Angel From Hell and elementary – on November 5th.
For a complete look at the CBS 20145 Fall Premiere schedule, follow the jump.
While CBS has made the fewest adjustments to its primetime schedule, two of which are unusual for the network: its first superhero/comics adaptation, Supergirl (above), and given it the 8pm Monday slot beginning in November; there’s a more youthful look to its new procedural, the TV adaptation of Limitless.
The long-running CSI comes to a close with a two-hour movie event that reunites original cast members William F. Petersen and Mag Helgenberger – and sets the stage for Ted Danson’s move to CSI: Cyber.
CBS only added two comedies for fall: Angel From Hell – starring Jane Lynch as Amy, an obnoxious woman who claims to be Allison’s (Maggie Lawson) guardian angel; Life In Pieces – a look at one family’s awkward moments (which might turn out to be their most beautiful milestones).
Waiting in the wings are dramas Rush Hour and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. One of the biggest scheduling shifts finds the thirteen-episode fifth season of Person of Interest moving to mid-season.
For series descriptions and the complete CBS schedule (which includes 22 returning shows), follow the jump.
The central conceit of Limitless is this: what would happen if there was a drug that could literally allow a person to use 100% of their brain? According to current scientific belief, we only use 10-20%, maximum.
Eddie Morra [Bradley Cooper] is a struggling writer. He hasn’t written a word of his novel, but he’s spent his entire advance and is, essentially, living on the avails of his girlfriend, Lindy [Abbie Cornish] – who has had enough. Now, bereft of income and girlfriend, he runs into his ex-brother-in-law, Vernon [Johnny Wentworth], a disreputable sort who has graduated from selling drugs – as we know them – to something called NZT. NZT enables its user to fully utilize their brain. There, are of course, side effects.
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