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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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Kim May 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Please give us a 3rd season of Motive


Michele May 22, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Please bring it back!!! I love it!


Andy May 22, 2015 at 9:09 pm

LOVE this show! Please keep it.


Thomas Masters May 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

please bring back Motive


Dez May 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

I love this show, it is unlike any other show on tv. Different premise than seen before also.
The casts is always great, the story is always interesting; an all around great mystery series. Hope it stays on for years to come


dee.western May 22, 2015 at 2:51 am

The shows you should keep, you get rid of, and the shows you need to get rid of you keep??
Motives was/is an outstanding drama. Just like Black-box was a fantastic show.
You need bring them both back.. The Mistresses summer series is a silly show, and the acting is horrible. that’s a show you should have been cancelled.
I just dont get it.


Donna May 21, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Love this show. So much better than US written & acted drivel. Also loved Davinci and we lost that, too. C’mon, take a refresher course in quality!


Whitney May 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Really like MOTIVE – please bring it back!


motive lover May 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Bring it back


Diann Parks May 20, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Bring back Motive – it is well written, well acted and lots more interesting than many of the shows that are on the air. Perhaps it has not found its audience yet – but I wouldn’t miss an episode!


Miranda May 20, 2015 at 12:49 am

We love motive! How is it rated so low?? Bring it back!


Elizabeth May 18, 2015 at 11:27 pm

Motive is a great show. Well written. There are so many other shows that suck. This one has great actors and interesting story lines. Please keep it going.
Thank you.


Donna Tynes May 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Motive is a great show! I wish it had the regular 9-month progprogramming. I look forward to it all year. Its very different. I loved Kristin Lehman on The Killing.
Louis Ferreira is the perfect partner.


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