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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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Donna September 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

Like this show a lot. Summer replacments are tough as people are so busy and not watching tv a lot. This show deserves a chance. Please do not cancel.


Lorrie September 29, 2014 at 10:05 am

I am looking forward to Season 3. I think this a great police drama!


MJ September 28, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Excellent show, better than most of what airs on US TV. If ABC doesn’t pick it up, maybe CTV will stream it (tho unknown if US IPs can pick it up). Looks like they may sell DVDs of past seasons.


Anita September 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Awesome show


Anonymous September 27, 2014 at 2:13 am

I agree, awesome show!


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