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Instinct follows a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to packed classes of adoring students. But when tenacious top NYPD detective Lizzie Needham 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 and comes out of retirement. Helping them is Julian Cousins, Dylan's invaluable CIA comrade who rivals Dylan in brilliance and wit, and can get top-secret dirt on anyone, anywhere, anytime. Lizzie's boss, Lt. Jasmine Gooden, is glad to see her best detective finally agree to work with someone on a case, since Lizzie has refused any partner since a tragic event one year ago. But as Dylan feels reenergized tapping into his old skill set, his husband, Andy, is concerned that Dylan's breaking their pact about putting away his cloak and dagger for good. 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.

Show Info

Network: United States CBS (2018 - 2019)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Crime
Episodes ordered: 11 episodes
Created by: Michael Rauch

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Previous Episode

Grey Matter

Episode 2x11; Aug 25, 2019

A gruesome discovery in a city pond leads Dylan and Lizzie to investigate a young man's murder.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x11: Grey MatterAug 25, 2019
2x10: Trust IssuesAug 18, 2019
2x09: ManhuntAug 18, 2019
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Killer Instinct (United States United States)
  • Инстинкт (Bulgaria Bulgaria)
  • Инстинкт (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
  • Dr. Death


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