Axed: Limitless, House of Lies, Rush Hour.


More recent axings in the US have included House of Lies, which screens here on ELEVEN, and Rush Hour, coming soon to Seven.

CBS is also discontinuing with Limitless, but is hoping to find another buyer for the title.

“Right now we’re in discussions with other potential buyers,” CBS chief Glenn Geller told reporters ahead of the network’s upfront presentation.

The series, which stars Jake McDorman and Jennifer Carpenter, is a follow-up to Bradley Cooper’s 2011 film of the same name.

Limitless airs in Australia on TEN.

House of Lies will conclude with its upcoming fifth season.

House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said Showtime president and CEO David Nevins.

“Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core cast of Don, Kristen [Bell], Ben [Schwartz] and Josh [Lawson] are one of the best comedy teams on television. They have brought the series to an incredibly satisfying conclusion with this historic final episode shot in Cuba.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Michael Young

    I love Limitless because it is “different”, “creative” and “inspired” … sadly, that usually means that these shows never last long!
    Is it lack of imagination and risk on the part of programmers and networks?
    Is it just because it is not a predictable and same old, same old CSI etc?
    OMG! TV in general can be so boring these days! 🙁

  2. I’ve really enjoyed Limitless, hopefully if it gets picked up elsewhere they can re-invent it slightly for S2. Unfortunately the story – aside from the pills – follows a too-common TV show setup (quirky main character becomes law enforcement “consultant”, partner has family backstory…) which was too quickly set up in the pilot. That’s probably been a big part of the ratings issue. The quirky/serious aspect to the show they haven’t quite done in a cohesive way also. I still really like it – just think there are some missed opportunities and I really hope they can have another go at it.

  3. Sorry to hear of House of Lies demise. I’ve enjoyed this little show, especially Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell’s contribution. I’m looking forward to the final season..
    5 seasons is a decent run, as some great shows only got the single season. ie Firefly and My so Called Life come to mind.

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