‘Limitless’ Gets Full Season Order at CBS

Network also orders six additional scripts for medical drama “Code Black”

Jake McDorman stars in the new drama LIMITLESS, a new fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Based on the feature film. The series premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Best Possible Screen Grab©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS has given a full-season, 22-episode order to “Limitless,” TheWrap has learned.

The film is a follow-up to the 2011 Bradley Cooper film of the same name. Jake McDorman stars as a slacker who unlocks the full potential of his mind when he takes a brain-enhancing drug called NZT. With his super powered mind, he helps the FBI solve their most complex cases.

The series also stars Jennifer Carpenter and Hill Harper. Bradley Cooper has appeared as Edward Morra, his character from the film, in addition to executive producing.

The show the is the second most-watched new show of the fall season, delivering 11.43 million viewers. In adults 18-49, it is averaging a 2.4 rating in the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 demographic, up nine percent from last year’s time period.

The freshman drama has also won its Tuesday 10 p.m. time period in viewers every week since its premiere. It is also one of CBS’s top series in multi-platform viewing, including a series premiere that saw its audience increase 79 perent and its key demo jump 132 percent from its live plus same day average.

“We’re excited how ‘Limitless’ continues to evolve creatively each week and stand out with its unique style of storytelling,” Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, said. “It’s off to a strong start in a highly competitive environment.”

“Limitless” is one of several new network dramas to get picked up for a full season. Others include Fox’s “Rosewood,” ABC’s “Quantico,” and NBC’s “Blindspot.” ABC comedy “Dr. Ken” also got a a full season order.

In addition, CBS has ordered six additional scripts for freshman medical drama “Code Black,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Marcia Gay Harden and Luis Guzman lead the series, which follows a team of doctors at the overcrowded and understaffed emergency room at LA County Hospital.