This season CBS premiered the delightful crime drama "Instinct" which has an upbeat tone, a solid friendship, and an emotional core. The series is based on the James Patterson novel "Murder Games," and follows the life of Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming), who is an ex-CIA college professor with a unique mind geared toward human behavior. When his book is used by a serial killer, Detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) calls him on the case. One turns into two, which turns into a partnership between the two as Dylan assists Lizzie with various cases.

The series also stars Daniel Ings as Dylan's husband Andy Wilson, Naveen Andrews as Julian, and Sharon Leal as Lieutenant Jasmine Goodman, with Whoopi Goldberg recurring as Dylan's literary agent Joan Ross.

Sutton Foster guest stars on "Instinct"

After a two week hiatus, "Instinct" returns Sunday, May 27 with back to back episodes. "Long Shot" is the first episode and is described by CBS as following Dylan and Lizzie in a race to investigate who shot a woman outside a community center after the mayor gives them only 24 hours. The hour will find the duo going up against the media and special interest groups as they work to solve the case. In the next episode, "Bad Actors," Dylan and Lizzie are brought in to investigate the murder of two actors in an acting troupe, both having been killed by poisons.

Elsewhere in the hour, Dylan is prompted to accept an invite from Detective Fucci (Danny Mastrogiorgio) to attend his BBQ after Andy expresses fears about Dylan isn't fitting in at work.

CBS has also released descriptions for the next two episodes of "Instinct." "Bye Bye Birdie" finds Dylan and Lizzie protecting author Celia Baxter (guest starring Sutton Foster) after she's attacked in her home.

The duo explores those in her life with issues about her success and find the list of suspects is a long one. The episode airs June 3. In "Blast from the Past," Dylan and Lizzie struggle to understand why people with nothing in common are blowing themselves up. Elsewhere in the episode, Julian is worried about Dylan putting himself in danger, so he asks Lizzie to keep Dylan from hiring a publicist (guest starring Nikki M.

James). The episode airs June 17.

"Instinct" renewed for season 2

CBS renewed "Instinct" for a second season. The Freshman drama started strong with a solid premiere, before slipping in ratings after the second episode. The series has since received a recent tick up in numbers with its last episode. "Instinct" has been renewed along with drama "Criminal Minds" and comedies "Man with a Plan" starring Matt LeBlanc, and "Life in Pieces." These renewals go along with several other series, including Friday line-up "Hawaii Five-O," "MacGyver," and "Blue Bloods," and popular comedies "The Big Bang Theory," "Young Sheldon," and "Mom."