CBS has canceled Primetime Crime Series “Instinct” after two seasons.
Series creator Michael Rauch announced the cancellation Friday on Twitter,
I’m very sad to relay the news that @instinctcbs won’t be renewed for a 3rd season. We will double up this Sunday and our season/series finale will be Aug 25. Endless thanks to @Alancumming & @bojnovak for making Dylan & Lizzie more everything than I could have ever hoped 1/2 pic.twitter.com/yyhyfOAIeJ
— Michael Rauch (@Michael_Rauch) August 16, 2019
Rauch also thanked series stars Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic for “making Dylan & Lizzie more everything than I could have ever hoped.”
He also wrote in another tweet “Thanks to our incredible crew, cast, writers, producers & all who helped make our show, with respect, talent & kindness,” he added. “And a giant thank you to our diehard fans for your love, loyalty & excellent taste (is it too soon to ask for a reboot?)”
Novakovic, who plays Cumming’s partner Lizzie on the show, shared her disappointment on Twitter, writing, “WELL THIS SUCKS BALLS. But when one door closes another… actually f— that. This sucks balls. Love to all our fans and the most incredible cast and crew. Thank you all for an incredible two years.”
So the word is out. instinctcbs will not be returning for a third season.
Almost exactly three years ago I was sent a galley copy of a book by jamespattersonbooks and howardroughan and then I met the show runner… https://t.co/LRCtTtgUA8
— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) August 17, 2019
Based on James Patterson’s “Murder Games,” “Instinct” featured Cumming as CBS’ first gay protagonist, a psychology professor and author who begins profiling murderers in New York City after a serial killer uses his own book as inspiration for killings. Episodes nine and ten of season two — which premiered June 30 — will air Sunday, and the show’s finale will take place Aug. 25.