Motive (TV Series)
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Motive TV Series
Motive
MotiveIntertitle.png
GenreDrama
Created byDaniel Cerone
Developed byJames Thorpe
Starring
Country of originCanada
Original English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive
  • Daniel Cerone
  • Erin Haskett
  • James Thorpe
  • Lindsay Macadam
  • Louise Clark
  • Rob LaBelle
  • Rob Merilees
  • Dennis Heaton
Production location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Running time40-44 minutes
Production
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCTV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 3, 2013 (2013-02-03) -
August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)
External links
Official site

Motive is a Canadian police procedural drama television series that aired for four seasons on CTV from February 3, 2013, to August 30, 2016. The series premiere had 1.23 million viewers, making it the number one Canadian series premiere of the 2012-13 season.[1]

Summary

Motive is a police procedural drama set in Vancouver, British Columbia, following the investigations of working class single mother Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman).[2] Each episode reveals the killer and the victim at the beginning; and the rest of the episode details the ongoing investigation, the killer's efforts to cover up the crime, and, via flashbacks, the events leading to the crime.[3] This format is similar to that of the TV series Columbo.[4]

Cast and characters

Main

  • Kristin Lehman as Detective Angelika "Angie" Flynn, a feisty Vancouver detective who investigates the motives of killers.[3]
  • Louis Ferreira as Detective and later Staff Sergeant Oscar Vega, Flynn's former partner and close friend.
  • Brendan Penny as Detective Brian Lucas, originally a rookie detective, by the third season he has come into his own.
  • Lauren Holly as Dr. Betty Rogers, the lead medical examiner.
  • Roger Cross as Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom (main cast season 1, recurring seasons 2-3), later Superintendent of Investigation.
  • Warren Christie as Sergeant Mark Cross (main cast seasons 2-3, recurring season 4), Bloom's replacement as team Commander. Cross and Flynn had an affair ten years previously while he was married, which is revealed during an investigation of a case they worked on at the time.

Recurring

  • Cameron Bright as Manny Flynn (seasons 1-2 and 4), Angie's teenage son who later leaves to attend school in order to become a chef.
  • Valerie Tian as Officer Wendy Sung (season 2), the department's rookie uniformed officer.
  • Laura Mennell as Samantha Turner (season 2), an attorney and Mark's love interest.
  • Victor Garber as Neville Montgomery (season 3), a wealthy businessman.
  • Richard de Klerk as Robert Montgomery (season 3), Neville's son who works for him.
  • Luisa D'Oliveira as Maria Snow (season 3), who also works for Neville and is engaged to Robert.
  • Francis X. McCarthy as Henry Guenther (season 3), Neville's attorney.
  • David Lewis as Sergeant Gavin Saunders (seasons 3-4), part of the Internal Affairs department.
  • Marci T. House as Police Chief Jennifer Wells (season 4), who is constantly at odds with Oscar as head of Homicide.
  • Victor Zinck Jr. as Detective Mitch Kennecki (season 4), who is briefly assigned as Angie's partner.
  • Karen LeBlanc as Detective Paula Mazur (season 4), Angie's partner following Kennecki's dismissal from Homicide.
  • Tommy Flanagan as Agent Jack Stoker (season 4), a London-based Interpol agent and Angie's love interest.

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113February 3, 2013 (2013-02-03)May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)
213March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)May 29, 2014 (2014-05-29)
313March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08)June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07)
413March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30)

Production

On May 31, 2012, CTV ordered 13 episodes from Foundation Features and Lark Productions, to be filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, from September 17, 2012, to February 26, 2013.[5][6] The series premiere aired following CTV's broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII.[1]

On May 21, 2014, CTV ordered a third season of Motive, which premiered on March 8, 2015.[7]

On October 5, 2015, CTV announced that Motive had begun production on the fourth and final season, with star Kristin Lehman directing one of the 13 episodes.[8] Following the events of the third season, Detective Flynn finds herself without a car in the fourth. On April 5, 2016, CTV announced it has partnered with Chevrolet for the final season. Flynn decides on a 2015 Camaro.[9]

Ratings

Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Sunday 8:00pm (1-5)
Thursday 9:00pm (6-13)
13 February 3, 2013 (2013-02-03) 1.23[10] May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20) 0.84[11] 2012-13 1.10[12]
2 Thursday 10:00pm 13 March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06) 1.24[13] May 29, 2014 (2014-05-29) 1.17[14] 2013-14 1.30[15]
3 Sunday 10:00pm 13 March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08) 1.28[16] June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07) 1.22[17] 2014-15 1.24[8]
4 Tuesday 10:00pm 13 March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22) 1.28[18] August 30, 2016 (2016-08-30) 0.92[19] 2015-16 TBD

Broadcast

Starting in 2013, the series aired for two seasons on ABC in the United States.[20][21][22] Following poor second season ratings, ABC did not include Motive on its 2015 summer schedule.[23][24] In 2016, USA Network picked up Motive for its spring schedule. The third season premiered on April 1, 2016, and concluded on June 26, 2016. The fourth season began airing the following week on July 3, 2016, and concluded on September 25, 2016.[25]

References

  1. ^ a b "Canadian Viewers Find their MOTIVE: New Canadian Series Debuts with 1.23 Million Viewers ### #1 Canadian Series Premiere of the Broadcast Season" (Press release). Bell Media. February 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Motive -- Cast -- Kristin Lehman -- CTV". CTV. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Motive -- About". CTV.
  4. ^ "'Columbo'-inspired Canadian crime drama 'Motive' debuts". theloop.ca. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "CTV's MOTIVE begins production in Vancouver". VanCityBuzz. 2012-09-18. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "CTV Orders Enthralling New Original Drama Series MOTIVE". Bell Media. 2011-05-31. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "'Motive' to return for an electrifying third season" (Press release). CTV. May 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Production underway on Season 4 of CTV's hit crime drama Motive". ctv.ca. October 5, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Chevrolet Teams Up with Hit Original Crime Drama Motive on CTV". bellmedia.ca. April 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) January 28, 2013 - February 3, 2013" (PDF). BBM Canada. February 8, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) May 13, 2013 - May 19, 2013" (PDF). BBM Canada. May 24, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ "CTV - Canadians Get MOTIVE-ated: CTV Orders Second Season of Hit Drama". newswire.ca.
  13. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) March 3, 2014 - March 9, 2014" (PDF). BBM Canada. March 10, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 20, 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) May 26, 2014 - June 1, 2014" (PDF). BBM Canada. June 10, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "Motive - News - 'Motive' to return for an electrifying third season - CTV". CTV.ca.
  16. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) March 2 - March 8, 2015" (PDF). Numeris. March 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) June 1 - June 7, 2015" (PDF). Numeris. June 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) March 21 - March 27, 2016" (PDF). Numeris. April 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) August 29 - September 4, 2016" (PDF). Numeris. September 13, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 21, 2013). "ABC Sets Summer Schedule Featuring Three Scripted And One New Reality Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013.
  21. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 30, 2013). "ABC Picks Up Canadian Thriller Drama 'Motive' For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013.
  22. ^ O'Connell, Michael; Goldberg, Leslie (January 30, 2013). "ABC Adds Canadian Drama 'Motive' to Summer Schedule". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013.
  23. ^ "Breaking News - ABC Announces Its 2015 Summer Schedule". The Futon Critic.
  24. ^ Etan Vlessing. "ABC Pulls Plug on 'Motive,' Canada's CTV Renews Crime Drama". The Hollywood Reporter.
  25. ^ "Shows A-Z - motive on usa". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2016.

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