Motive: Season Three Renewal in Canada; Will ABC Air It?

Motive TV show season 3Here in the states, the Motive TV show can hardly be called a ratings success. However, it’s doing well enough in Canada for CTV to renew it for a third season. Production resumes this fall.

Motive revolves around a strong-willed Vancouver detective (Kristin Lehman) who’s also a single mom. At the start of each episode, viewers are shown the killer and victims. As the criminal investigation progresses, details of what led to the crime are revealved via flashbacks. The rest of the cast includes Louis Ferreira, Lauren Holly, Roger Cross, Brendan Penny, and Cameron Bright.

Though last summer’s ratings weren’t very good, ABC picked up the 13 episodes of season two and they started airing last week. Season two’s ratings have been even worse and it’s currently the network’s lowest-rated summer show.

ABC only licenses the show so it’s cheaper for them than producing their own summer dramas. Could the ratings be poor enough this year so that it wouldn’t make sense for them to air the show, even at a low cost? We shall see.

What do you think? Do you like the Motive series? Would you like to see season three air on ABC?

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  1. says

    You need to show season 3 and upcoming season 4 of Motive!!!! I’d watch it on CTV if we got it. Is there any other place to watch it, say on Amazon or Internet? I’ve tried for over an hour in the web to find season 3 to try to access it. Summer shows don’t do as well because the fans are on vacation! Please let me know if there is hope to find season 3 somewhere to watch!

    Many thanks!

  2. Carol says

    I watched this seasons Motive on You Tube.
    I liked this season even better than last.
    Only show in Canada, but some You Tube subscribers
    downloaded the 2015 season.
    Good Luck

  3. sherry says

    I miss Motive – I found it to be quite watchable – sorry to learn it won’t be back, but TV networks, like politicians, rarely respond to “the people”. Follow the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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