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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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Maryann November 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Why is it when ABC gets something good, they cancel it?


Pamela November 22, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Love this show!! There is nothing else like it on TV.


L Sellers November 22, 2014 at 12:56 am

This is a great show.Try advertising it. I just came across it half way through season.Then caught up with xfinity. Please don’t cancel great show.


Jane Lovely November 20, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Love this show! The premise is original and acting is great. Love the quirky characters! Can’t wait for season 3!


sally-jane November 22, 2014 at 5:54 am

love the series.
Wish there was more on the crew rather than on the flashbacks.
The plot lines on the crew is far more interesting.
Hope series 3 gets an airing here in the UK, we are half way thru series 2


Bonnie George November 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

We love this show. When we we be able to see it again?


Andrea November 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I’m surprised this doesn’t get better ratings. Motive has the most natural acting I’ve seen so far. The concept is awesome and my wishes are the third season will do much better in the ratings.


deborah November 18, 2014 at 11:16 pm

i loved the series!!!


D. P. November 18, 2014 at 11:14 am

My whole family (3 generations) loves this show. It’s better than most on the major networks and has an innovative, interesting and intelligent concept. Bring it back!


karen November 18, 2014 at 3:43 am

Great great show they would be fools to cancel this show.


Tom November 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Best show we’ve ever seen on ABC.


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