In 1995 there was Clueless, writer/director Amy Heckerling’s updating of Jane Austen’s Emma; the big-screen version begat a TV series by the same name. Last year brought Limitless, another movie-to-TV recycling, this one about “an average 28-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain’s capabilities” and is hired by the FBI as a consultant. It lasted barely a season.
This season, get ready for four TV shows with one-word “-less” titles. Minimalism? Austerity? Theft? Whatever the reason for the trend, good luck keeping them all straight.