‘Instinct’ Won’t See Season Three on CBS

CBS drama Instinct will not live past season two on the network. Alan Cumming stars as a former CIA operative, author and professor who teams up with the NYPD. The show was inspired by a James Patterson novel.

Michael Rauch created Instinct.

The cast also includes Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews and Daniel Ings.

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The series finale runs Aug. 25. Two episodes Aug. 18 got a 0.5 and a 0.3 in viewers 18-49 in Nielsen’s overnight ratings.

Rauch said on Twitter, “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?)”

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.