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. Linda says

    YES, YES, YES. SO HAPPY That MOTIVE has been renewed. I love the show and the writing is excellent. I love the lead, Kristin Lehman. She is wonderful. I watched her in “The Killing” and she was fantastic.

    Great news!

  2. Kay Mitman says

    Renewed by all means. Only change I’d suggest making is small captions when a scene is a flashback – it is sometimes confusing as is.

  3. Marc Ouellette says

    If you need time for this show well Take the Big bang Therory of the air cause it is boeing and stupid and ighnorant

  4. BJ says

    Love the show – great cast and good story lines. Cast is very believeable in their parts and the investigation process is great. Hope it gets another season

  5. Monique Thompson says

    I love the show because it’s different. They show the victim and the killer in the beginning then you try to figure what happened. When are they showing the season finale.

  6. A Fan says

    Enjoy this show! Love how it opens with who victim is and killer is and how story develops to show how lives intertwined and motive developed to get to that moment. Please renew.

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