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An average twenty-eight-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the F.B.I. as a consultant.


Craig Sweeny
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2016   2015  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Jake McDorman ...  Brian Finch 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Jennifer Carpenter ...  Rebecca Harris 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Hill Harper ...  Spellman Boyle 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ...  Nasreen Pouran 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Tom Degnan ...  Agent Ike 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Colin Salmon ...  Jarrod Sands 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Michael James Shaw ...  Agent Mike 14 episodes, 2015-2016
Ron Rifkin ...  Dennis Finch 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Michael Devine ...  James 'Tech' Padgett 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Megan Guinan ...  Rachel Finch 10 episodes, 2015-2016


An average twenty-eight-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the F.B.I. as a consultant.

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22 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Limitless See more »

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16:9 HD
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According to THR.com, this show was officially cancelled on May 25, 2016, the day after CBS President Glenn Geller was told that the producers were trying to find a home for the second season. He stated, "I'm truly sad to report that Limitless will not continue on any platform. Thanks so much to everyone who watched." See more »


Brian Finch: You remember a lot more than you think you do. Every experience you've ever had, every idea that came to you in the shower and then slipped away while you were brushing your teeth... it's all there for the taking.
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One of the better season premieres of the fall season
28 September 2015 | by kendahlj-55See all my reviews

I have not seen the movie Limitless, but was aware of the premise. I wasn't really interested in the pilot for the new TV series, but I happened to catch it by luck. I was glad I did.

The show follows a man who hasn't done much with his life. In a temp job, he runs into an old band mate, who sees in him potential and gives him a super pill that unlocks the deepest recesses of his brain (makes him really, really smart). The plot follows him as he is chased by the FBI who want him for murder, while he tries to clear his name.

There's really nothing new to the show that we haven't seen in other shows in the crime procedural genre, but it works. The acting is good. The pacing is good. The possibilities are there for some twists. It sets up a good overarching mystery. Overall, if you like TV dramas like Mentalist and Chuck then you'll like this show.

As an aside, I thought it was WAY better than Minority Report, and that was one I really looked forward to when it was announced. Of the pilots I've seen, Lucifer was better. Player was okay for some silly action fun. Quantico has a better mystery. But Limitless is in the top three.

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