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Fate of ‘Limitless’ still undecided

CBS has officially cancelled freshman drama ‘Rush Hour.’ Based on the films starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, the series starred Jon Foo as a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong and Justin Hires as a maverick LAPD detective who were forced to partner together. The show failed to wow audiences after bowing at midseason in the Thursday timeslot previously occupied by another odd couple procedural, ‘Elementary.’‘Rush Hour’ held fairly steady ratings following its debut. The series has averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million total viewers in Live+3. We’re about halfway through the season now, and the series may finish airing its freshman run, but will not return for Season 2.

CBS has already renewed much of its existing slate ahead of its Wednesday Upfront presentation, including “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “NCIS” and its spinoffs “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “Criminal Minds,” “Life in Pieces,” “The Odd Couple,” “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” and “Undercover Boss.” The Eye had previously cancelled “CSI: Cyber”. The Eye has ordered new comedy series starring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale, along with drama reboots of “MacGyver” and “Training Day,”, plus procedurals “Bull,” starring “NCIS” alum Michael Weatherly; “Doubt,” starring Katherine Heigl, and Jason Katims-produced “Pure Genius.” Freshman drama “Supergirl” will return for a new season, but it will relocate to CBS’ sister network The CW for Season 2.

The fate of fellow freshman drama “Limitless” has yet to be decided. It is unlikely that CBS will renew the show for a second season.

CBS has already permitted writers of “Code Black” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” to come up with if/come deals. However, CBS has not done the same with “Limitless,” which only goes to show that the freshman series is likely to get canceled.

But ‘Limitless’ Season 2 is “being shopped” to other networks. Several fans have already raised petitions to see Brian Finch’s story continue whether in CBS or in another network such as Netflix.

Executive producer Craig Sweeny, revealed that the showrunner already had some plans in mind for season 2. Brian is probably leaving the FBI now that the secret about the NZT drug has been revealed.

“I think that unless something were to change fairly drastically, there would be no place for him there,” said Sweeny. “His utility to them is as somebody who can take NZT without the harmful side effects.”

Sweeny added that there will be changes in “Limitless” Season 2. However, there will still be a couple of things that will remain in the story, such as Brian working with Rebecca and Boyle while taking the NZT.


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