Motive (TV series)

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Motive
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Genre Drama
Format Police procedural
Created by Daniel Cerone
Developed by Rob Merilees
Rob LaBelle
Starring
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Running time 40 to 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel CTV, ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run February 3, 2013 (2013-02-03) – Present
External links
Official site

Motive is a Canadian police procedural drama television series that premiered on the CTV television network on February 3, 2013, immediately following Super Bowl XLVII. The series premiere had 1.23 million viewers, making Motive the number one Canadian series premiere of the 2012–13 season.[1] As of March 14, Motive airs on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern / Pacific.[2] On May 8, 2013, CTV renewed the series for a second season.[3]

The series premiered on ABC in the United States on May 20, 2013, as part of their summer 2013 schedule.[4][5][6] On March 24, 2014, ABC announced it will begin airing the second season on May 21, 2014.[7]

Summary[edit]

Motive is a police procedural drama following the investigations of working class single mother Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman).[8] Each episode reveals the killers and victims at the beginning, and the rest of the episode details the ongoing investigation, the killers' efforts to cover up the crime, and slowly reveals the events leading to the crime via flashbacks.[9] This format is similar to that of the TV series Columbo.[10]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Production[edit]

On May 31, 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.[12][13]

Episodes[edit]

As of April 17, 2014, 20 episodes of Motive have aired.

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 13 February 3, 2013 (2013-02-03) (Canada)
May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20) (U.S.)
May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16) (Canada)
August 29, 2013 (2013-08-29) (U.S.)
2 13 March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06) (Canada)
May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)[7] (U.S.)
May 29, 2014 (2014-05-29) (Canada)
Summer 2014 (2014) (U.S.)

Ratings[edit]

Canada[edit]

Season Number of episodes Premiere Finale TV season Overall
viewership
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 13
February 3, 2013
1.229[14]
May 16, 2013
0.835[15] 2013 1.100[16]
2 13
March 6, 2014
1.242[17]
May 29, 2014[18]
TBA 2014

United States[edit]

Season Number of episodes Premiere Finale TV season Overall
viewership
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 13
May 20, 2013
6.52[19]
August 29, 2013
4.72[20] 2013 4.70[21]
2 13 May 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)[7] TBA
TBA 2014
TBA 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 February 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "'Motive' moving to Thursday nights beginning March 14". CTV. March 12, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Canadians Get MOTIVE-ated: CTV Orders Second Season of Hit Drama". Bell Media (Press release). CNW Group. May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 21, 2013). "ABC Sets Summer Schedule Featuring Three Scripted And One New Reality Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 30, 2013). "ABC Picks Up Canadian Thriller Drama 'Motive' For Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ O'Connell, Michael; Goldberg, Leslie (January 30, 2013). "ABC Adds Canadian Drama 'Motive' to Summer Schedule". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c ABC Announces 2014 Summer Schedule Including 'Mistresses', 'Rookie Blue', 'Motive' + New Series 'The Quest', 'Rising Star' & More
  8. ^ "Motive — Cast — Kristin Lehman — CTV". CTV. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Motive — About". CTV. 
  10. ^ "'Columbo'-inspired Canadian crime drama ‘Motive’ debuts". theloop.ca. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "CTV Programming Highlights: Feb. 1-17" (Press release). Bell Media. January 31 (revised February 1), 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "CTV’s MOTIVE begins production in Vancouver". VanCityBuzz. 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  13. ^ "CTV Orders Enthralling New Original Drama Series MOTIVE". Bell Media. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  14. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English) January 28, 2013 - February 3, 2013". BBM Canada. February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English) May 13, 2013 - May 19, 2013". BBM Canada. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  16. ^ CTV | Canadians Get MOTIVE-ated: CTV Orders Second Season of Hit Drama
  17. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English) March 3, 2014 - March 9, 2014". BBM Canada. March 10, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Motive Episode Guide". tv.com. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  19. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 21, 2013). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Dancing With the Stars' Adjusted Up; 'The Goodwin Games' & 'Motive' Adjusted Down". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (August 30, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Motive', 'Big Brother', 'Hollywood Game Night' & 'Rookie Blue' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013. 
  21. ^ ABC renews ‘Motive’ for Season 2 - Zap2it

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