NEW YORK (CBS) – CBS has given a full-season, 22-episode order to “Limitless,” the #2 most-watched new show of the television season.

The new show is a follow-up to the 2011 film by the same name starring Bradley Cooper. In the series, Jake McDorman plays Brian Finch who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and begins working with the FBI to solve complex cases.

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The series also stars Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Hill Harper. Bradley Cooper returns in a recurring role as Edward Morra, his character from the film, in addition to executive producing.

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

The freshman drama has won its Tuesday 10:00-11:00 PM time period in viewers every week since its premiere.

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