Wednesday, January 10, 2018
"Blood and Treasure"
According to Variety, CBS has given a straight-to-series order to a new action-adventure series titled “Blood & Treasure.” The report continues, "The series centers 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 in the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization. The network has ordered a 13-episode first season of the one-hour series, which is set to be broadcast in summer 2019." Executive Producer Marc Vlasic, an Antiquities Coalition Associate, evidently views the series as "social impact TV." In contrast, CPO considers the series as yet another effort to confuse "entertainment" with "news" to promote an anti-collecting crusade. CPO has criticized CBS for promoting "fake news" about values of ISIS loot.