Motive TV show on ABCNetwork: ABC, CTV (Canada)
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: May 20, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Dropped by ABC

Performers include: Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Lauren Holly, Roger Cross, Brendan Penny, and Cameron Bright.

TV show description:      
This crime drama has a unique twist in that it doesn’t focus on who committed a crime, but why the crime was committed in the first place. As the mystery unfolds, winding between revealing flashbacks and present time, viewers navigate the twisted and complicated maze of each murder, solving the puzzle alongside the detectives, piecing together more of the mysterious connections that drove the killer to commit murder.

When a murder is committed, Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) are on the case, looking for clues that will lead them to the killer.

Sexy and feisty, Angie is a thirty-something single mom from the wrong side of the tracks who proves that appearances can be deceiving. Oscar is intelligent, thoughtful, methodical and confident. He comes from a wealthy family and turned his back on an expensive Harvard Divinity School education to join the police force (a change of heart from his initial choice of joining the priesthood).

Others on the homicide team are: Doctor Betty Rogers (Lauren Holly), a medical examiner with a quirky sense of humor that belies the grimness of her daily job. Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom (Roger Cross), the Squad Room Supervisor who was sidelined from the streets a few years earlier by a bullet. Detective Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny), a young eager beaver detective and newlywed who’s eager to learn and is fascinated about the often grisly procedures.

Angie doesn’t suffer fools or authority figures lightly. At home, Angie only wants the best for her teenage son, Manny (Cameron Bright), who is one of the few things in life that she feels she did right. But as far as Manny’s concerned, being the son of a cop is not the easiest gig in the world.

Series Finale:     
Episode #TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD


What do you think? Do you like the Motive TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Alex says

    This show is a far better program than the mindless fake reality shows. These so called reality fares are so absurd and accomplish what it sets out to. That being the further dumbing down of the masses.

  2. Diane says

    ABC did it again. This is about the only thing I watched on ABC. They’ve canceled so many shows over the years that I liked (Dirty, Sexy, Money was one),
    I don’t even look to see what is on ABC anymore. And I DON’T watch reality shows.

  3. Rob Dee says


    • Frank Romo says

      It seems ABC would rather show those mindless trashy realality bachlorette shows instead of one that has depth. It’s too bad they don’t have programers who know what a good program entails…

  4. says

    There is no series on TV that has this concept and the acting is excellent. It is sad that ABC is always giving up on good shows and not paying more in advertisement to promote the good shows.

  5. Tessa Molko says

    I agree. I was looking forward to Motive returning this summer. It is clever and different.
    Everyone seemed to like it. Why cancel?? And the trash they keep on!
    I hope another station picks it up.

  6. BJ says

    Why is it that every time a good series comes on, the networks always like to cancel it. This is a good series, and I would like it to continue for a long time!

    • Margaret lauck says

      I agree. This Canadian based series was renewed in Canada even before the current season was over. Just proves the Canadians have much better taste than we do!

  7. says

    I liked the show. I thought it was clever and different. I also liked the stars I was looking forward to watching Motive instead of reruns and reality shows. This summer.

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