Instinct (2018– )
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A college professor and author (who is secretly a retired CIA agent) is asked to help a homicide detective.


Marc Webb


James Patterson (based on the book 'Murder Games' by), Howard Roughan (based on the book 'Murder Games' by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Cumming ... Dr. Dylan Reinhart
Bojana Novakovic ... Det. Lizzie Needham
Daniel Ings ... Andy
Sharon Leal ... Lt. Jasmine Gooden
Naveen Andrews ... Julian Cousins
Sarita Choudhury ... Mayor Myers
Dakin Matthews ... Judge Brooks
Daniel London ... Dan
Vincenzo Amato ... Mr. Moretti
Mark Evans ... Det. Tom
Casey Cott ... Dino Moretti
Andrew Polk ... Doug the Medical Examiner
Marcus Ho ... Elliot the Clerk
Michael B. Silver ... Sgt. Kanter Harris
Prema Cruz ... Hotel Manager


A former CIA operative is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Dr. Dylan Reinhart (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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18 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Alan Cumming (Dr. Dylan Reinhart) & Marcus Ho (Elliot the Clerk) also worked together on episode 6.5, The Good Wife: Shiny Objects (2014), of The Good Wife (2009), as Eli Gold & Wen Ho-Shin respectively. See more »


References Dressed to Kill (1980) See more »

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Great writing for the opening pilot episode and even greater chemistry between actors Alan Cummings and Bojana Novakovic
20 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Alan Cummings plays a former CIA agent now turned successful author and professor named Dr. Dylan Reinhart whose publisher Joan Ross (Whoopi Goldberg) tells Dylan that his most recent storyline is missing the magic that was present in his first book. Joan suggests to Dylan that he needs to become active in the field again to regain his lost writers mojo.

So Dylan agrees to tag team with a young and pretty blonde detective named Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) and their on screen tag team magic is quite evident from the get go. Detective Lizzie Needham and scholar/writer Dylan Reinhart feed off of each other in solving this the pilot episodes first murders. This particular serial killer murders each victim and at the murder scene the killer leaves one (1) of the fifty-two (52) poker playing cards to which Detective Needham and Dylan have to figure out the cards clue in solving the next murder before it happens

The TV series writers did more than an adequate job of keeping their audience in suspense and the on screen chemistry between actors Alan Cummings and Bojana Novakovic was very entertaining. This new series has some good momentum with this the pilot episode and I trust the series writers will provide new material each week to sustain and maintain a new audience.

I give the series an excellent 8 out of 10 rating and look forward to seeing more of the same.

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