CBS Sets Premiere Dates for Elementary, Instinct & More!

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Elementary's final season has a premiere date!

CBS confirmed some summer premieres on Tuesday, and the last hurrah for Sherlock and Joan will get underway in May. 

The 13-episode season will launch Thursday, May 23 at 10/9c one week after S.W.A.T. Season 2 comes to an end. 

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Little is actually known about Elementary Season 7. If you watch Elementary online, you know that Elementary Season 6 closed with Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) left the U.S. behind in favor of starting new roles in the United Kingdom. 

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Whether the pair will be able to return to U.S. soil, we don't know, but the final episodes will surely chronicle that. 

It will make for a different series if they remain away from the U.S. for the entirety of the seventh season, but switching things up is sometimes for the best, right?

The final season will air throughout the summer. 

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CBS has also scheduled Instinct Season 2, and it is getting a later launch. It will unspool its second season from Sunday, June 16 at 9 pm. 

Instinct was not a heavy hitter in the ratings for its first season, averaging 6.7 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demo. 

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The Alan Cumming-fronted drama was a surprising renewal for sure, but moving it to the summer might be a good move.

Ratings are lower across the board during those months, so it could perform well enough to stick around for a third season and beyond. Tim will tell. 

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The network has also scheduled Blood & Treasure, a brand new adventure series.

It stars 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 is getting a solid launching pad behind the season finale of NCIS on Tuesday, May 21. 

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The show will air its first two episodes that night before moving to the 10 pm slot for the rest of its run. 

What are your thoughts on these premiere dates?

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

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Elementary Quotes

I often wonder if I should have been born at another time. My senses are unusually, some might say unnaturally keen, and ours is an era of distraction. It's a punishing drumbeat of constant input. It follows us into our homes and into our beds. It seeps into our... Into our souls, for want of a better word. For a long time, there was only one solution for my raw nerve endings and that was copious drug use. In my less productive moments, I'm given to wonder.... If I had just been born when it was a little quieter out there, would I have even become an addict in the first place? Might I have been more focused? A more fully realized person?


It's bugs, isn't it?

McNally [to Sherlock]