Instinct will soon be extinct, now that CBS has cancelled the procedural after two seasons.
Series creator Michael Rauch shared the news on Twitter, explaining that following this Sunday’s latest double-pump of episodes, the series finale will land on Aug. 25 (Update: only 11 episodes were produced this season).
Thus far this season, Instinct has been averaging 3.4 million total viewers and just over a 0.3 demo rating — or exactly half of what its freshman run did (airing mostly in-season). Among all original CBS summertime fare, it ranks a firm last in the demo, trailing even NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget and something called Whistleblower. Only the network’s Sunday-night Good Fight “reruns” rate lower, with a 0.25.
Instinct stars Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) as Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative turned author and university professor who also consults for the NYPD, partnered with detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic).