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Hill Harper Joins “Limitless”

Hill Harper is returning to a TV screen near you.

Following a nine-season run of CBS’ CSI: NY and two-seasons on the USA drama Covert Affairs, the actor/author makes a return to CBS with a role in “Limitless.”

A made-for-TV remake the 2011 Bradley Cooper film of the same name, the pilot follows Brian Sinclair (Jake McDorman) as he discovers the power of a mysterious drug, labeled NZT. He is coerced into using the drug, which enhances his intelligence, and is used by the FBI to solve cases.

Harper, staying close to familiar TV territory, steps in as Boyle, a former military officer turned FBI asset. His specialty: he has experience testing the NZT drug and its effects on FBI Agents.

Cooper serves as the executive producer and Marc Webb holds down directing duties for the pilot.

Does the plot line grab your attention?