Bradley Cooper is Headed Back to the Small Screen with CBS' 'Limitless'

by Leanne Aguilera 5:30 PM PDT, May 13, 2015
Playing Bradley Cooper is Headed Back to the Small Screen with CBS' 'Limitless'

The small screen is about to gain yet another big star.

Actor Bradley Cooper, best known for American Sniper, The Hangover trilogy, and many more hits, is taking on a recurring role in CBS' upcoming drama Limitless. In the original film of the same name, Cooper played a struggling writer who developed super-human abilities thanks to a mysterious drug called NZT, which turned out to have deadly side effects.

The CBS series, which is a continuation of the 2011 big-screen thriller, will center on new protagonist Brian Finch, played by Jake McDorman, who uses NZT to help the FBI solve complex cases.

In addition to reprising his role as Eddie Morra, Cooper will also serve as an executive producer of the drama. This marks a TV comeback for the 40-year-old actor who first got his start starring alongside Jennifer Garner in Alias.

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But Cooper isn't the only familiar face headed to CBS in the fall!

How to Get Away with Murder fan favorite Marcia Gay Harden is stepping into the spotlight as the star doctor of Code Black, which is set in the busiest emergency room in the country, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.

Glee's Jane Lynch will be spreading her comedy wings as a foul-mouthed guardian angel named Amy on Angel From Hell. And yet another Glee alum, Melissa Benoist, is showing off her superhuman skills as Clark Kent's cousin on the highly-anticipated Supergirl.

And Fargo's Colin Hanks and Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt will play siblings on the wacky family comedy Life in Pieces.

For more information on which stars are headed to CBS' new fall shows, take a look at our video above!