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Instinct (American TV series)

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Instinct (stylized as INSTIИCT) is an American police procedural drama television series which premiered on March 18, 2018, on CBS. The series is based on James Patterson's Murder Games. In May 2018, CBS renewed the series for a second season.[1] The second season premiered on June 30, 2019.

Instinct
Instinct Logo.jpg
Genre
Based onMurder Games
by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
Developed byMichael Rauch
Starring
Composer(s)James S. Levine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)New York City, New York
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time44 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 18, 2018 (2018-03-18) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Contents

PremiseEdit

Author, university professor, and former CIA paramilitary officer Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) is lured back to his old life by New York police detective Elizabeth Needham (Bojana Novakovic) when she needs his help to stop a serial killer who is using Reinhart's book as inspiration for murders.[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Alan Cumming as Dylan Reinhart, an author, psychology professor, and former CIA paramilitary officer, now a consultant to the NYPD to solve bizarre cases
  • Bojana Novakovic as Elizabeth "Lizzie" Needham, an NYPD detective third grade[3] who is stationed at the fictional 11th Precinct and Dylan's partner. Her partner and fiancé was killed in the line of duty a year prior, and she had since then refused to have a partner before meeting Dylan.
  • Daniel Ings as Andrew "Andy" Wilson, Dylan's husband, a lawyer-turned-bar owner who still uses his law skills to help their friends when needed
  • Naveen Andrews as Julian Cousins, a contact of Dylan's from his days at the CIA who now works freelance
  • Sharon Leal as Jasmine Gooden, Lizzie's lieutenant and friend

RecurringEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Instinct is based on James Patterson's Murder Games.[7][8] The series was picked up to pilot by CBS on January 23, 2017.[9] On May 12, 2017, CBS picked it up to series.[10][11][12] On May 12, 2018, CBS renewed Instinct for a second season.[13][1]

CastingEdit

On February 8, 2017, Alan Cumming was cast as Dylan Reinhart.[14] Bojana Novakovic was cast as Lizzie on February 18, 2017.[15] On February 23, 2017, Daniel Ings was cast as Andy,[16] and Naveen Andrews was cast as Julian.[17] Khandi Alexander was originally cast as Monica Hernández in the pilot,[18] but was replaced with Sharon Leal on June 22, 2017.[19]

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)
213[20]June 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)September 22, 2019 (2019-09-22)[20]

Season 1 (2018)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot"Marc WebbMichael RauchMarch 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)INS1019.05[21]
22"Wild Game"Doug AarniokoskiCarol Flint & Constance M. BurgeMarch 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)INS11210.16[22]
33"Secrets and Lies"Peter WernerChris AmbroseApril 1, 2018 (2018-04-01)INS1086.61[23]
44"I Heart New York"Constantine MakrisMichael RauchApril 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)INS1068.12[24]
55"Heartless"Don ScardinoMichael RauchApril 22, 2018 (2018-04-22)INS1027.11[25]
66"Flat Line"Laura BelseyTanya BarfieldApril 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)INS1117.01[26]
77"Owned"Doug AarniokoskiJill AbbinantiMay 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)INS1046.96[27]
88"Long Shot"Jay ChandrasekharCarol FlintMay 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)INS1035.16[28]
99"Bad Actors"Jim McKayDan E. FesmanMay 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)INS1054.68[28]
1010"Bye Bye Birdie"Doug AarniokoskiConstance M. BurgeJune 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)INS1076.37[29]
1111"Blast from the Past"Cherie NowlanLee EllenbergJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)INS1095.27[30]
1212"Live"Ed OrnelasMichael Ballin & Thomas AguilarJune 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)INS1105.63[31]
1313"Tribal"Michael RauchMichael RauchJuly 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)INS1134.51[32]

Season 2 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
141"Stay Gold"Stephen SurjikMichael RauchJune 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)INS2013.59[33]
152"Broken Record"Alex PilaiKeith FoglesongJuly 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)INS2023.38[34]
163"Finders Keepers"Lee RoseCarol FlintJuly 14, 2019 (2019-07-14)INS2033.56[35]
174"Big Splash"[36]John BehringMarc DubeJuly 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)INS204TBD
185"Ancient History"[37]Randy ZiskConstance M. Burge & Jill AbbinantiJuly 28, 2019 (2019-07-28)INS205TBD
196"One-of-a-Kind"[20]TBATBAAugust 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)INS206TBD

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 56% based on 25 reviews, with an average rating of 5.36/10. The website's consensus reads, "Instinct is ultimately an underwhelming police procedural, despite having Alan Cumming in its arsenal."[38] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 53 out of 100 based on 12 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[39]

The character of Dylan Reinhart has been called groundbreaking for being the first openly gay lead character in an hour-long American network television drama series.[40][41][a]

RatingsEdit

Season 1Edit

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" March 18, 2018 1.0/4 9.05[21] 2.54 11.59[43]
2 "Wild Game" March 25, 2018 1.3/5 10.16[22] 2.15 12.31[44]
3 "Secrets and Lies" April 1, 2018 0.6/3 6.61[23] N/A N/A
4 "I Heart New York" April 8, 2018 0.9/3 8.12[24] 1.48 9.61[45][b]
5 "Heartless" April 22, 2018 0.6/3 7.11[25] 1.68 8.80[46][b]
6 "Flat Line" April 29, 2018 0.6/3 7.01[26] 1.79 8.80[47]
7 "Owned" May 6, 2018 0.7/3 6.96[27] 1.86 8.83[48]
8 "Long Shot" May 27, 2018 0.4/2 5.16[28] 1.70 6.86[49]
9 "Bad Actors" May 27, 2018 0.3/1 4.68[28] 1.97 6.65[49]
10 "Bye Bye Birdie" June 3, 2018 0.5/2 6.37[29] 1.82 8.19[50]
11 "Blast From the Past" June 17, 2018 0.4/2 5.27[30] 1.88 7.15[51]
12 "Live" June 24, 2018 0.5/2 5.63[31] 1.62 7.25[52]
13 "Tribal" July 1, 2018 0.4/2 4.51[32] 1.93 6.45[53]

Season 2Edit

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Stay Gold" June 30, 2019 0.3/2 3.59[33] 2.08 5.67[54]
2 "Broken Record" July 7, 2019 0.3/2 3.38[34] TBD TBD
3 "Finders Keepers" July 14, 2019 0.3/2 3.56[35] TBD TBD

Home mediaEdit

The first season was released in Region 1 on December 11, 2018.[55]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
Instinct – Season One 13 December 11, 2018

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The first lesbian main character in an American prime time TV series is Marilyn McGrath on HeartBeat.[42]
  2. ^ a b Live +7 ratings were not available, so Live +3 ratings have been used instead.

ReferencesEdit

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