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. Lillie and Joe says

    This show is always entertaining. You care about all the characters major, minor. The plots are inventive and interesting. Please don’t cancel it. We need all the grownup series we can get. One more reality series and I may sell my TV and stick with by books.

  2. Pete says

    I enjoyed “Motive” especially during the dull rerun summer. The acting was good and the plots were interesting to follow. The two stars worked well and there were enough subplots to hold the viewers from week to week. It would be great to see the show renewed.

  3. Vivian says

    I love the show. Great cast. Some of the best drama on TV. The different spin showing who is the killer and who is the victim really pulls me in to watch the details and outcome. The detectives working together as a team to watch out for each other. The team have a lot of dynamics which add an appeal to the show. Attractive group!

  4. MEA says

    Moving to Canada for the better shows. Motive is a good show so is Rookie Blues who will also only be shown in Canada.
    The U.S. Is just dumb reality shows that are useless.

  5. Deborah Still says

    It seems that TV Shows get cancelled unless they are reality crap. It is so disappointing that a good show is cancelled. Sick and tired of the only thing on these days is the Housewives of somewhere or having Bruce Jenner shoved down our throats

    • Frank Romo says

      You’re absolutely right, I’m tired of those reality idiots who have a platform on TV whenever one of them breaks a nail, turns into front page BS. The shows that have merit get removed because those watching the transformation of Bruce Jenner, WTF! I’ve seen great shows take a hit because the line-up producers place them on late at night with no promotional hype, until it’s too late and then pull them off the screen…Bring back Motive, either on TNT or AMC where they may have a chance.

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