Daytime diva Whoopi Goldberg, who first sat down at the table of the award-winning talk show, “The View,” in 2005, comes to primetime in the new CBS crime drama “Instinct,” premiering March 18 at 8 p.m. Alan Cumming stars in the series based on the James Patterson novel.

In the “Pilot,” according to the network, 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 tenacious 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 and comes out of retirement. Helping them is Julian Cousins (Naveen Andrews), Dylan’s invaluable CIA comrade who rivals Dylan in brilliance and wit, and can get top-secret dirt on anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Lt. Jasmine Gooden, a friend of Lizzie’s who has recently been promoted to be their boss, is glad to see her best detective finally agree to work with someone on a case, since Lizzie has refused any partner since a tragic event one year ago.

As Dylan feels re-energized tapping into his old skill set, his husband, Andy (Daniel Ings), is concerned that Dylan’s breaking their pact about putting away his cloak and dagger for good. 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.

Goldberg will appear in the recurring role of Dylan’s book editor, Joan Ross. Among the entertainment elite, Goldberg is a rare artist who has earned all four major awards — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, in addition to two Golden Globes, eight NAACP Image Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).

(14) comments

Guest

would have been a good show as i love the author but Whoopi???No way would i watch that person on tv. sorry not going to watch- bummer but i cannot support a show with her on it-

Guest

I, too, was excited about this show until I saw Whoopi on it and if she's going to always be on it, I will NOT watch it anymore!!!

Guest

Can't watch with that Whoopie on the show.

Guest

Our hearts weep.

Newsflash: no one cares about you not watching this show.

BYE FELICIA.

Guest

Me either

Guest

Good show but refuse to watch anything with Ms Goldberg in it.

Bill

I liked the show and gave it a chance but when i see Goldberg i see a racist and after throwing the judge out on the 20th of july i will no longer watch your show till i hear she is fired . For she is bad for the show

Guest

Who cares. I love whoopi!! Very accomplished

BKVic

Same here, was kinda excited for this show but if Whoopie is going to be in it every week Ill pass.

Guest

I don’t watch cause of her.

Guest

Loved this show, but to have Goldberg as a regular, nope, won't watch. Too bad, it seems like a good show. Hopefully they will reconsider her as a regular.

Stand for good

When a celebrated artist and a 10 year moderator of a meaningful and fun TV show - that brings America together - won't tolerate a Pirro type who starts ranting fake news about criminal, violent immigrants to sell books... I guess everyone has to search their soul for what they will stand up to

Guest

I love this show. So happy to see Cummings in a weekly's again. Hope to see many more years of this show no matter who co stars are. We all have our opinions.

Guest

Love this show and love Whoopie. She is always so funny and a great actress.

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