Bradley Cooper Drama ‘Limitless’ Among CBS Pilot Orders

In addition to adapting the 2011 film to series, network adds comedies “Angel From Hell,” untitled Dan O’Shannon project

Last Updated: January 28, 2015 @ 7:41 PM

CBS has ordered three new pilots, including an adaptation of a 2011 Bradley Cooper film that counts the Oscar nominee as an executive producer.

“Limitless,” originally a feature starring Cooper and Robert DeNiro, will hit the small screen steered by original director Neil Berger, Cooper and his “Hangover” director Todd Phillips.

The series will pick up where the film left off, following a man with access to a mysterious prescription drug that expands his mental capacity. In the show, the character uses his abilities to help the FBI solve crimes.  The project has additional producers in Relativity honchos Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley.

“Angel From Hell” is a comedy from writer and executive producer Tad Quill (“Scrubs”) about a woman who makes a new friend claiming to be her guardian angel. The network also scooped up an untitled project from Dan O’Shannon, who executive produced the past three seasons of “Modern Family,” that will track a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives.

The three projects come on the heels of several more announced Monday, including comedy pilots from “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia and “Modern Family” executive producer Bill Wrubel.

On the drama side, the network has greenlit a pilot for a television adaptation of the New Line Cinema film franchise “Rush Hour.” Like the film, the pilot is about a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who finds himself partnered with a cocky LAPD officer after he’s assigned to a case in Los Angeles.