Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
CBS is gearing up to premiere a series based on the Oscar-winning 2001 movie Training Day this fall. But last season the network had two television series based on movies that did not make it to the second season. Rush Hour was cancelled quickly, and while Limitless was a hit for most of its first season, it still got cancelled. So why will the Training Day TV series succeed where those other movie-turned-tv shows failed?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Fred Topel
Limitless didn’t just become a TV series. It essentially became Limitless 2. Bradley Cooper appears in the pilot and his movie character, Eddie Morra, exists in this world. Morra is now running for president. The drug NZT has now fallen to Brian Sinclair (Jake McDorman), who uses it in conjunction with the FBI. When Brian has enhanced brain functions while taking NZT, he teams up with an FBI agent (Jennifer Carpenter) to use his powers as their resource.
The movie was adapted for television by Craig Sweeny, who’s joined by producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriting/producing team behind movies like Transformers and Star Trek, and shows like Fringe and Alias. Kurtzman was alone at the Television Critics Association party over the summer, but I was able to get his undivided attention to ask about Limitless, the upcoming Mummy movie reboot he’s directing, and some of his other shows on CBS. Limitless premieres Tuesday, September 22 at 10PM on CBS. Hit the jump to read our Alex Kurtzman Limitless interview.
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Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Fred Topel
One of the many movies becoming TV series this fall is Limitless. The CBS drama is a spinoff from the film of the same name,, with Bradley Cooper reprising his role of Eddie Morra, who in the show is now a Presidential candidate. The star of the show is Jake McDorman as Brian Sinclair, a man who comes into a stash of the miracle drug NZT, which unlocks the potential of one’s mind. The FBI recruits Brian to use his powers to help them solve cases.
Marc Webb directed the pilot to Limitless, keeping with the style of Neil Burger’s original movie to launch the TV version of the story. Earlier in the summer I had a chance to speak with Webb one-on-one at a CBS party; we discussed the show, and addressed the then-recent news of Spider-Man returning to Marvel after Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man movies. Read More »
It’s September, and that means new television is just around the corner. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert really kicked things off, but it’s not until later this month that the new fall 2015 TV shows really swing into full gear. What will audiences latch onto this season?
Well, we’re not sure what’s going to land and stick around, but we’ve come up with a list of 16 Most Anticipated New Fall 2015 TV Shows, ranging from the return of The Muppets on ABC to the small screen versions of movies like Limitless on CBS to cable offerings such as Ash vs the Evil Dead and even a couple new Netflix shows.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
The latest DC Comics TV adaptation is ready to take flight. CBS has just set a fall premiere date for Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine.
Also announced is the premiere date for Limitless, the small-screen follow-up to the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller. Get the Limitless and Supergirl release dates after the jump. Read More »
So far, the network with the most promising new shows coming in the fall seems to be ABC. Their upfronts presentation showed off the best comedies, including the return of The Muppets to television, and they have a couple intriguing dramas on the way as well. Now the network usually geared towards is chiming in with their forthcoming shows as CBS has unleashed the trailers for new programming that will premiere in the fall.
We’ve already seen an extended trailer for Supergirl (which we’ve included again below in case you missed it), but there’s also a new comedy with Jane Lynch called Angel from Hell as well as the series adaptation of Limitless, which we just learned will see Bradley Cooper guest star from time to time. Watch CBS’s new 2015-2016 TV series trailers after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
A-list movie star Bradley Cooper is returning to television. Cooper is set for a recurring role on Limitless, CBS’ upcoming drama based on Cooper’s 2011 thriller. He’ll reprise his role as Eddie Morra, making the Limitless show a direct sequel to the Limitless movie. Cooper’s American Sniper co-star Jake McDorman plays the new protagonist, Brian Finch.
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Your TV schedule might look a lot like your DVD collection next season. ABC has just given a series order to Uncle Buck, adapted from the 1989 John Hughes comedy, while CBS is moving ahead with small-screen versions of Rush Hour and Limitless. More details on the Uncle Buck, Limitless, and Rush Hour TV shows after the jump. Read More »
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Jake McDorman co-starred with Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, and now he’s taking over one of Cooper’s roles for television. The Limitless TV series, produced by Cooper based on the film in which he starred in 2011, will star McDormand as a man whose mental abilities are greatly expended via an experimental drug. The rest of the info we have on the Jake McDorman Limitless casting is after the fold. Read More »
The next project from Marc Webb, who spent the last few years making the two Amazing Spider-Man movies for Sony, will be a superhero tale of sorts. But this new project won’t exactly be in the same vein he’s been mining of late. Webb is now set to direct the Limitless TV pilot, thereby launching the CBS series based on the Bradley Cooper film of the same name in which a drug can expand human mental capabilities to incredible levels. Read More »