CBS' 'Limitless' Officially Canceled

Showrunner Craig Sweeny noted that the reboot of the feature film will "not continue on any platform."
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'Limitless'

It's official: CBS' Limitless will not live on to see a second season.

Days after CBS president Glenn Geller told reporters that producers were trying to find a home for the second season of the feature film reboot, showrunner Craig Sweeny took to Twitter to announce the fate of his series.

"I'm truly sad to report that #Limitless will not continue on any platform. Thanks so much to everyone who watched," he wrote.

Sources say producers CBS Television Studios had taken Limitless to Amazon and Netflix, with both streaming services now opting to pass on picking up the series for a second season.

The freshman drama averaged a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 with impressive DVR numbers factored in, but its live-plus-same-day stats (1.4) placed it well behind that of Tuesday night counterparts NCIS (2.2) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.8). With all three NCIS shows returning as well as cop dramas Training Day and MacGyver, CBS has opted to see if it can improve on Limitless' performance.

The news comes as the Jake McDormand and Jennifer Carpenter starrer had a fair amount of critical support. The Hollywood Reporter's TV critic Daniel Fienberg called it one of TV's most "creative procedurals."

Overall, CBS' 2015-16 freshman class finishes 3 for 7, with the network also cancelling Rush Hour and comedy Angel From Hell while renewing Life in Pieces, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Supergirl was canceled but will move to The CW for season two.

 

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