A former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help. Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to students. when NYPD detective Lizzie Needham appeals to him to help catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan's first book as a tutorial. Helping them is Julian Cousins, an invaluable CIA comrade who rivals Dylan in brilliance and wit, and can get top-secret dirt on anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Some sad news for Instinct fans this morning, as word is out that CBS has cancelled the procedural drama after two seasons. Series creator Michael Rauch took to Twitter to make the announcement, which comes with three episodes remaining in the show's run.
The hour-long series premiered last year as a mid-season entry. Airing Sunday nights, the show struggled in the ratings amid tough competition. CBS even briefly pulled it from the schedule, prompting a cancellation scare, but ended up issuing a renewal instead. The show returned this June for a summer sophomore run, but viewership this time around has tapered off substantially.