CBS has done a rather kind thing today — they’re keeping us from asking is Blood & Treasure renewed? for the better part of the next few weeks.
Today, the network handed down a season 2 renewal to their incredibly fun action-adventure series, which first premiered earlier this spring following NCIS. If you were worried about its future, we understand where you are coming from. It’s hard out there for scripted summer shows with so many of them getting canceled after a short period of time. Blood & Treasure was not really a ratings goldmine in its short time on the air, but what it did succeed at was delivering some solid viewership via DVR playback. There are viewers watching this show, but not all of them are doing it live. CBS has also shown some commitment over the years to giving summer shows a small window in which to succeed. Take, for example, them opting to give Salvation a couple of seasons before eventually deciding to cancel it. Under the Dome and Extant, meanwhile, each also had some opportunities to succeed and build an audience.
In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, CBS’ Executive Vice President of Current Programs, had the following to say about the news:
“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 … We’ve heard the story pitch for season two and look forward to seeing all-new exploits from Russia to Southeast Asia next year.”
One of the secrets to the success of many summer shows is establishing something that just makes people smile, and Blood & Treasure provides that. The season 2 pitch (just based on that statement alone) sounds exciting. This will be an opportunity to venture into new parts in the world and we appreciate the show’s commitment to head out on location. It’s so much more authentic than any sort of alternative, including putting these characters in front of a green screen. So many other shows have done that and it just comes across as pure cheese.
The season 1 finale for Blood & Treasure will air next month on CBS; what this news does is give us a little piece of mind that as we get closer to the finale airing that we can really get committed to this show. It may also give viewers who were on the fence about watching that extra dose of confidence. They don’t have to worry all that much about the long-term future and can enjoy what is directly in front of them!
Blood & Treasure has been added to our CarterMatt Renewal/Cancellation Guide — be sure to visit the link here to check out if your favorite shows are coming back for another season.
What do you want to see when it comes to Blood & Treasure season 2, now that you know that the renewal is official? (Photo: CBS.)