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Instinct 

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A former CIA operative (Cumming), who has since built a "normal" life as a gifted professor and writer, is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose.

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Series cast summary:
Alan Cumming ...  Dr. Dylan Reinhart 22 episodes, 2018-2019
Bojana Novakovic ...  Det. Lizzie Needham 22 episodes, 2018-2019
Daniel Ings ...  Andy 21 episodes, 2018-2019
Michael B. Silver ...  Sgt. Kanter Harris 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Danny Mastrogiorgio ...  Det. Anthony Fucci 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Sharon Leal ...  Lt. Jasmine Gooden 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Naveen Andrews ...  Julian Cousins 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Stephen Rider ...  Zack Clark 15 episodes, 2018-2019
John Mainieri ...  Det. Jimmy Marino / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Travis Van Winkle ...  Det. Ryan Stock / ... 11 episodes, 2019
Andrew Polk ...  Doug the Medical Examiner / ... 9 episodes, 2018-2019
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Former CIA operative is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to packed classes of adoring students. But when top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan's first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case, comes out of retirement and taps into his old skill set. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts. Based on the James Patterson book.

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CBS [United States]

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English

Release Date:

18 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Alan Cumming (Dr. Dylan Reinhart), Sharon Leal (Lt. Jasmine Gooden) & Danny Mastrogiorgio (Det. Anthony Fucci) all worked together on episode 6.22, The Good Wife: Wanna Partner? (2015), of The Good Wife (2009), as Eli Gold, Nicole Rickter, and Joe Collins respectively. See more »

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Clunky start, now much better
6 June 2018 | by DandeleoSee all my reviews

The first couple of episodes seemed clunky and full of exposition, as first episodes often are. But now it's finding its feet and going in a good direction as the plots are becoming more intriguing and the characters are fleshing out. Sure there have been a number of super-smart and pompous lead characters (Sherlock, House, Lucifer), but Dylan is a nice guy who cares about other people, who quit the CIA for love. In fact, there is a lack of vindictive snark but there is snappy dialogue. Kind of refreshing. Also refreshing to see a marriage that is a happy one as well as a cop partnership that ISN'T a will-they-won't they kiss thing (which is getting a bit tiring). Dylan gives psychological assessments along the way - giving the show a different lean - and I find the relationships between the main characters are believable (in the context of an obviously contrived show, let's face it). The plots are getting stronger, the dynamics are smoother. It reminds me of a more pleasant Hannibal, with the psychologist helping the police - and both shows have some pretty good clothes! It was worth sticking with the show, and I'm looking forward to another season to see it really grow.


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