Motive

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. Sharon says

    This is one of the best shows on TV. I do hope it is renewed for another season. There are so few good shows on TV–PLEASE KEEP THIS ONE!

  2. mary says

    Love the show but whats up with the loud music in the last episode. Could’nt understand what they were saying half the time.

    • michael rasmussen says

      Mary, I absolutely agree with you; see my comment in the blog. The sound on episode I just watched was horrible.

  3. Nancy says

    Please do not cancel the show! I really like the twist on crime dramas. I wish I could vote on all tv shows. Many tv shows I enjoy get canceled before I know it. How are tv ratings obtained? Are real viewers even asked about what they watch? I’ve never been asked before this. Thanks for the opportunity to vote! Looking forward to seeing more of “Motive.”

  4. Teri says

    Do NOT cancel this show. I LOVE it and the main character is wonderful. She is a good example of a mom who works!!

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