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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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Ann September 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

Have enjoyed the series so. Would be disappointed not to see series three aired.


Anonymous September 1, 2014 at 11:52 pm

I really like the show and hope that it will be renewed for another season. It is nice change from all the reality shows.


CK September 1, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Even my husband loves this show. No silliness. Smart, strong women. No sex in the supply closet. Stories are complicated and do not telegraph the outcomes. I guess this is why the show has low ratings. We say, bring on seasons three, four, five – Canada has the right stuff.


diane September 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Would love t have motive come back for another season, great actors, great shows.


Karen Wainer September 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!! Give it back!


Alice Romeo September 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I absolutely LOVE this show!!! Please, please, please air the third season.


Pat Flood September 1, 2014 at 10:51 am

One of the very best things on TV these days. Please bring it back for a third season.


Valerie September 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

ABC should absolutely take on season 3. It’s a terrific show.


Sally Jones September 1, 2014 at 12:49 am

The best show on TV. Hope it renews. Otherwise I’ll find a way to view one way or another. Great characters and compelling story lines.


Anonymous August 31, 2014 at 10:51 pm

I don’t know how these shows are decided upon but I love the show and my husband and I faithfully watch it….Please don’t stop showing the show !!!!!


Shelly August 31, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Love the characters. Hope it returns.


Bonnie August 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Love Motive, please please bring it back for 3rd season!!!!


Drew August 31, 2014 at 11:11 am

MOTIVE has a unique approach to crime dramas. The lead characters are interesting and well-acted. The stories about what happens when a person chooses the wrong path are involving. Please renew and please put out on DVD.


Lizzy August 31, 2014 at 10:45 am

Love the show. Look forward to seeing a 3rd season. It is a terrific summer show. Please don’t cancel.


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