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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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Nico September 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

One of the best shows on TV.


Toby September 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

It’s one of the best shows on TV. Sure hope it comes back on ABC. Maybe if it was promoted just a little ratings would be better.


Sue September 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Please renew!! We love this show.


Grant Myrr September 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Motive is a good show that lacks just one thing: a good opening musical theme. Spend $50k on that (using it in promos too) and watch your ratings go up 50%. (Hope that’s enough!)


Tony Osmena September 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Don’t understand the low ratings. This is a fantastic show! Bring it back or tell me I can watch the Canadian feed.


Maria Ortiz September 14, 2014 at 11:38 am

I love the show (Motive) I can’t wait to come back next season


Katie Worden September 13, 2014 at 2:48 am

I love this show. I think its definitely different than most on air currently. I really hope you listen to us and decide to renew.


Marcia September 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Please keep this show!! We love the characters!


Rachel September 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm

I love the show. It’s well written and it hold your interest with the different twisted.


BobattheWheel September 12, 2014 at 12:19 am

To ABC execs: give it a chance to survive. the characters are well-defined. The scripts are well-written. The format is unusual and intriguing. Good TV. It deserves to air for a third season in the US.


Sue September 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

I like Motive, in fact I prefer most Canadian shows to the polished American shows.


Janet September 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm

We Love the show! it is clever well written and a good story. Very well acted! Dont cancel it.


Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Love the show, keep it on.


Melindaweissman September 11, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Love this show. Want more please


Winky Huml September 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Love this show. Should definitely renew.


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