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Summer on CBS 2019: ELEMENTARY & INSTINCT Return, Plus BLOOD & TREASURE Debuts

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 3 years ago

Blood and Treasure: Pictured: Matt Barr as antiquities expert Danny McNamara and Sofia Pernas as art thief Lexi Vaziri. Photo: Andrea Pirrello/CBS


CBS has announced return dates for Elementary and Instinct, along with the debut of new action adventure series Blood and Treasure.

Blood and Treasure is a serialized drama starring Matt Barr and Sofia Pernas as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief, respectively, 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.

The series premieres with a special two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), following the season finale of NCIS at 8 pm.

(CBS tells us the NCIS: New Orleans season finale moves up one week to Tuesday, May 14 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and that Blood and Treasure will air in its regular time period beginning Tuesday, May 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

Meanwhile, the seventh and final season of Elementary kicks off on Thursday, May 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 pm, while Instinct returns for season 2 on Sunday June 16 at 9:00 pm.

In season seven of Elementary Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson’s (Lucy Liu) new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard are disrupted by news that a member of their inner circle has been gravely wounded in the United States. As Holmes’ stateside legal trouble – the result of a confession to a murder he didn’t commit – threatens to keep them from returning to New York, their greatest foe to date, tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach (James Frain), waits on the horizon to test their limits.

In season two of Instinct, NYPD consultant Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) is reinstated after being put on leave, just in time to join his partner, NYPD detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic), on their new case, the “Sleeping Beauty Killer.” 

Additional summer premiere dates will be announced shortly.



Tuesday, May 21


9:00-11:00 PM

BLOOD & TREASURE (Two-Hour Series Premiere)



Thursday, May 23


10:00-11:00 PM

ELEMENTARY (7th Season Premiere)



Tuesday, May 28


10:00-11:00 PM




Sunday, June 16


9:00-10:00 PM

INSTINCT (2nd Season Premiere)

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