Limitless ordered for full season, The Player trimmed.
Good news for TEN but not so good for Seven, in US drama fates.
More news from the US on dramas airing on Australian networks.
Limitless, featuring Jake McDorman and Jennifer Carpenter, has been approved for a full season of 22 episodes.
The drama, which airs in Australia on TEN, is CBS’ first full-season order of the 2015-16 broadcast season and joins Quantico, Dr. Ken, Rosewood and Blindspot as having received full-season orders.
But it’s not so good news for The Player, trimmed from a 13 episode order to just 9.
In US television terms, it’s a sign the show is marked for the axe and will soon join the short-lived Minority Report.
This means Seven was smart to get the show on air quickly, given its only other option was to play it out on a multichannel or over summer. In recent years Nine similarly moved on the dud remake of Charlie’s Angels for similar reasons.
Blood and Oil, yet to premiere in Australia, has also been trimmed to 10 episodes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter