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CBS Studios Int’l clinches German sales for Instinct

CBS Studios International has secured licensing agreements with ProSiebenSat.1 and Turner Broadcasting System in Germany for its new mid-season drama Instinct.

The show, which debuted on CBS in the US on March 18, will premiere on May 23 on TNT Serie, then air on free-to-air channel SAT.1.

Instinct is averaging 10.7 million viewers in the US and currently counts among the top 25 most-watched shows on American broadcast TV.

After a strong premiere in the US, we are thrilled to work with ProSiebenSat.1 to bring Instinct to German free-to-air audiences,” said Barry Chamberlain, president of sales, CBSSI. “Instinct has also found the perfect PayTV home at TNT Serie, joining our other series Seal Team.”

Based on the James Patterson and Howard Roughan book Murder Games, Instinct stars Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer.

“Instinct is a brilliant addition to our weekly crime line-up. We are really looking forward to it,” said Kaspar Pflüger, head of SAT.1.

Marion Rathmann, programming director, Entertainment Channels Turner Central and Eastern Europe said: “Instinct is a perfect fit for our programming, and the fantastic US ratings clearly show the quality of the series. We are very happy to work together with CBS Studios International once more.”