Bradley Cooper is headed back to the small screen with CBS' 'Limitless'

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.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actors Bill Nighy (L) and Bradley Cooper attend American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence attend the after party of a screening of 'Serena' hosted by Magnolia Pictures And The Cinema Society With Dior Beauty on March 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actors Bradley Cooper and Victor Garber attend Sardi's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's on May 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Taya Kyle (L) and Bradley Cooper attend the opening of 'American Sniper' at the Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial on January 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0187 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bradley Cooper during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 5, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Bradley Cooper attends the opening of 'American Sniper' at the Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial on January 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Actors Sienna Miller and Bradley Cooper attend the 'American Sniper' New York Premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Actor Bradley Cooper during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 5, 2015. (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola attend 'The Elephant Man' Broadway Opening Night - Curtain Call at the Booth Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 12: Bradley Cooper sighting on November 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0148 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bradley Cooper and host Jimmy Fallon play 'Egg Russian Roulette' on October 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Anna Wintour, Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper head to J Sheeky restaurant for dinner on September 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: (L-R) Actors Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro attend Relativity Media's world premiere of 'Limitless' presented by DeLeon Tequila at Regal Union Square Theatre, Stadium 14 on March 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
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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'sColin Hanksand Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandtwill 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!

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