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

TV show dates: May 20, 2013 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled

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

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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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{ 288 comments… read them below or add one }

marilyn August 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Love the show & characters!!! Keep it going!!


jlc August 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Love this show! Please renew!


Neal August 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

The Killer and Victim are identified at the start of each episode. What is interesting is how these two complete strangers connect later with one ending up dead. Good detective in Kristen Lehman. Please renew.


jj August 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm



Rj August 16, 2013 at 12:38 am

Love the show! Renew it please!


mike August 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Motive, wonderfully different. One of the best new shows. Renew.


Diann Anderson August 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Love the show, makes you use your brain to figure out why the murder was committed and the circumstances behind it. It is a challenge to see if you come up with the answer before they tell you. How refreshing to find a series that makes you think instead of all the mindless trash we have on TV. The writers should be congratulated for their creativity and the actors are doing a fine job putting it all into action for us the viewers.


Anonymous August 6, 2013 at 12:35 am

I like the show but anything I like gets cancelled on free TV. I watch most detective shows on paid TV. FX and TNT channels. The shows I watch never seem to get cancelled their.


Jeanice Coliron July 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

I really enjoy this show and hope to see it continue on to season 2.


Kim July 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

PLEASE keep it on one of the few shows I watch on ABC.


Joan July 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I love this show. Very innovative and the acting is first class.Please keep it on.


BJ July 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I love the show! Rate it 10 on a scale of 10. It is different and the character’s are real people doing a tough job Angie is sassy and has spunk and creative and that makes her more interesting. Oscar is the stabilizing partner who keeps some Angie’s feet on the ground. Between this show and Rookie Blue, this has more to offer and it cool to know who they are looking for and how they go about determining who the killer is!

ABC tends to pull off all the show that could really help them compete with the other stations and that isn’t bright in my estimation. They’ve degraded what ABC used to represent and come fall there will be only one show I may watch if Motive is removed from the schedule. Demographics aren’t everything. They need to consider everyone in the US want to watch trash. And frankly that is what the majority of shows they have are. Very Disappointed and sad you only focus on the 18 – 49 age category for determining what shows you use for your programs. I grew up with ABC and there are only 3 shows I’ve watched on your station in the past the past 10 years and actually enjoyed.

Disenchanted with your station and ready to turn it off all together!


linda July 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

keep it


Kate Bird June 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

There’s only been 3-4 episodes then nothing. What’s the deal? Has it even canceled or what?!


Lauren June 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm



Dana Reeder June 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I loved the show. Have been looking for it to come back on. I just thought that it stopped because of the play offs. Please renew.


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