Limitless: Officially Canceled Across All Platforms

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Sadly, it appears as if Limitless does, indeed, have a limit.

At least as far as the number of episodes of the drama that will air.

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Despite the series not being included on the upcoming CBS schedule, there had been hope that Limitless would be able to find another distributor.

But showrunner Craig Sweeney ended that hope on Twitter this afternoon.

"I'm truly sad to report that #Limitless will not continue on any platform," Sweeney wrote, adding out of gratitude:

"Thanks so much to everyone who watched."

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Amazon and Netflix passed on picking up the CBS drama, which aired its final installment on April 26.

The small screen version of the 2011 movie by the same name featured Jake McDorman as a man given mental superpowers by the nootropic drug NZT.

It was produced by the film's star, Bradley Cooper, who made multiple appearances on Limitless Season 1.

Limitless averaged 9.7 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 including DVR playback. Not shabby numbers, really.

But they paled in comparison to those of the show's Tuesday night counterparts, NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans.

With all three NCIS versions returning in 2016-2017, as well as cop dramas Training Day and MacGyver on tap, CBS simply didn't have room on its schedule.

It is betting that one of those two new programs can outperform the now-canceled series.

Overall, America's most-watched broadcast network also gave the axe to Rush Hour and Angel From Hell.

It picked up Life in Pieces, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, while Supergirl was canceled but will move to The CW for season two.

What do you think of the Limitless cancelation? Did you see it coming?

And which new CBS show holds the most appeal going forward?

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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