Killer Instinct (TV series)
|Also known as||Deviant Behavior
|Created by||Josh Berman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Ed Zuckerman
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fox Television Studios
|Original release||September 23 – December 2, 2005|
Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005.
Fox ordered 13 episodes, only nine of which were broadcast in the United States; the remaining four premiered in the UK on Five. The series also been broadcast in France, New Zealand, Croatia, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, and Poland.
Johnny Messner plays Detective Jack Hale of the San Francisco Police Department. Hale has a history of causing tension in whatever department he is assigned to, as much for his abrasive nature towards co-workers as the direct and sometimes unsettling manner in which he conducts investigations. Hale's reputation is also worsened by the infamy of his father, a self-confessed serial killer currently serving life in prison. The gruesome nature of his father's crimes combined with Hale's attitude have led many of his co-workers to wonder if he will one day become a serial killer himself, a fear which Hale secretly shares. Nonetheless, it is this strong familiarity with serial killers that leads to Hale being recruited by the Deviant Crimes Unit.
The Deviant Crimes Unit's mission is to track down the perpetrators of unusual crimes within the city. Each new crime spree is investigated by the head of the unit, Lieutenant Matt Cavanaugh (Chi McBride) who judges whether the crime is "deviant" enough to be investigated by the DCU. In addition to Hale and Cavanaugh, the DCU employs Detective Danielle Carter (Kristin Lehman), whose analytical nature clashes both with the impulsive Hale and the subjective nature of their shared mission.
- Johnny Messner as Det. Jack Hale
- Marguerite Moreau as Det. Ava Lyford ("Pilot" only)
- Kristin Lehman as Det. Danielle Carter (Episode 2 onward)
- Chi McBride as Lt. Matt Cavanaugh
- Ramon De Ocampo as Harry Oka
- Jessica Steen as Dr. Francine Klepp
- Benita Ha as Riley
- Byron Lawson as Det. Lee
The last four episodes were unaired in the United States and premiered in the UK on Five.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||"Pilot"||Robert Lieberman||Josh Berman||September 23, 2005||CBW179|
|2||"Five Easy Pieces"||Bryan Spicer||Luke Schelhass||September 30, 2005||CBW101|
|3||"13 Going on 30"||James A. Contner||Carla Kettner||October 7, 2005||CBW103|
|4||"O Brother, Where Art Thou"||Bryan Spicer||Ed Zuckerman||October 21, 2005||CBW104|
|5||"Die Like an Egyptian"||David Straiton||Erin Maher & Kay Reindl||October 28, 2005||CBW102|
|6||"Who's Your Daddy"||James A. Contner||Charlie Craig||November 4, 2005||CBW105|
|7||"Game Over"||John Kretchmer||Carla Kettner||November 11, 2005||CBW106|
|8||"Forget Me Not"||Michael Grossman||Kam Miller||November 18, 2005||CBW107|
|9||"Shake, Rattle and Roll"||Bryan Spicer||Luke Schelhass & Charles Murray||December 2, 2005||CBW108|
|10||"She's the Bomb"||Vincent Misiano||Carla Kettner||Unaired||CBW109|
|11||"While You Were Sleeping"||Bryan Spicer||Erin Maher & Kay Reindl||Unaired||CBW110|
|12||"Love Hurts"||Chris Grismer||Carla Kettner||Unaired||CBW111|
|13||"Fifteen Minutes of Flame"||Tim Matheson||Charlie Craig||Unaired||CBW112|