Axed: Instinct

US procedural Instinct has been axed after two seasons.

Late last week creator Michael Rauch announced on social media “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.”

He thanked stars Alan Cumming and Aussie Bojana Novakovic for “making Dylan & Lizzie more everything than I could have ever hoped.”

“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, was blunt in her response, tweeting, “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.”

On Instagram Alan Cumming expressed disappointment adding, ” I’m also proud to have played the first ever leading character in a US network drama who is gay. Yes, really. Because of @instinctcbs millions of people will have seen a same sex marriage portrayed for the first time and I hope we changed and opened some minds in the process.”

Season 2 is currently screening in Australia on 10.

Source: Variety


  1. This was just too crime light for me. I watched it for Alan Cumming, who wore the best damn suits on TV and looked like he was loving every minute of it!

  2. Jᴏʜɴɴʏ 1ᴘ5

    That is a shame was nice to have a lighter type show from the US on TV, sort of done in the vein of the UK ones or even the Canadian ones like Murdoch Mysteries, Private Eyes etc. Though I did think something was up a few weeks back when the scheduling went weird on IMDb, as in it had 26 episodes and 14 starting in October then late last week that disappeared. They still have 12 and 13 up though for Sept 01st and 08th, so hope that doesn’t mean that the above mentioned finale of Aug 25th is not really a finale and just where they’re stopping it.

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