May 12, 2018

CBS gave some good news to fans of Instinct this morning, picking up the crime drama for a second season. The renewal is a bit of a surprise, as close observers had noted that the network had pulled the series from its schedule next week. But all is well, as new episodes will resume airing on Sunday, May 27 to finish off its freshman run.

The hour-long procedural premiered in March as a mid-season entry. Airing Sunday nights, the show has struggled to find a sizeable audience in the 8:00pm time slot, where it regularly finishes behind its competition in the ratings.

Instinct stars Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic in her first TV lead role. Cumming plays Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative who ends up teaming up with NYPD detective Lizzie Needham, played by Novakovic after his first book is used by a serial killer to commit his crimes. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially butt heads, they soon realize that they make a great team if they learn to trust their instincts.

Look for Season 2 of Instinct in the 2018-2019 television season.