‘Instinct’ Cancelled After 2 Seasons By CBS

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17 Aug 19

‘Instinct’ Cancelled After 2 Seasons By CBS

It seems CBS has no Instinct to renew the Alan Cumming-fronted crime drama, as series creator Michael Rauch announces on Twitter that the show has been cancelled after two seasons.

The series followed a former CIA operative who was lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Cumming) was a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behaviour to packed classes of adoring students. But when tenacious top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic – ‘Shameless US’) appealed to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial, Dylan was compelled by the case and comes out of retirement.

“I’m very sad to relay the news that ‘Instinct’ won’t be renewed for a 3rd season,” commented Rauch on his Twitter account. “We will double up this Sunday and our season/series finale will be Aug 25. Endless thanks to Alan Cumming & Bojana Novakovic for making Dylan & Lizzie more everything than I could have ever hoped, & thanks to our incredible crew, cast, writers, producers & all who helped make our show, with respect, talent & kindness. And a giant thank you to our diehard fans for your love, loyalty & excellent taste (is it too soon to ask for a reboot?)”

It looks to be purely a ratings issue for the show. The 2nd Season has been running dead-last in the ratings of all CBS’ Summer dramas, with viewing figures down to half of the first season’s numbers.

The 2nd, and now final season of ‘Instinct‘ premieres Monday, 26th August 2019 at 9pm on Sky Witness & NOW TV in the UK.