Blood & Treasure Renewed for Season 2

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Blood & Treasure is like gold at CBS. 

The adventure drama has scored an early renewal at the network just over one month after its premiere. 

"Blood & Treasure is a fun, escapist adventure with comedic elements filmed in multiple locales around the world that has been a great performer and a wonderful addition to our summer schedule,” said Amy Reisenbach, executive VP current programs at CBS.

Divisive Duo -- Tall - Blood & Treasure Season 1 Episode 1

"We've heard the story pitch for season two and look forward to seeing all-new exploits from Russia to Southeast Asia next year."

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The series focuses on a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure.

As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.

Antiquities Expert - Blood & Treasure Season 1 Episode 1

The cast includes Matt Barr, Sofia Pernas, Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter, James Callis, Oded Fehr, Alicia Coppola, and Mark Gagliardi.

Blood & Treasure Season 1 is averaging 5.7 million total viewers an a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 with delayed viewing factored in. 

In live ratings, the most recent episode slipped to a series low of 3.2 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating. 

Hatching a Plan - Blood & Treasure Season 1 Episode 1

Still, with all metrics factored in, the series is the No. 1 new scripted show on broadcast TV this summer. 

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The network has revealed that the ratings mark an improvement of 17 percent over the slot's summer 2018 average. 

Not bad at all. 

International Law - Blood & Treasure Season 1 Episode 2

There are six episodes remaining in the current season, and the episodes will air Tuesdays. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Blood & Treasure Quotes

Danny: You should call the FBI.
Jay: I would if you still worked there.

Danny, there's no one better at tracking blood antiquities than you.

Jay [to Danny]