'Motive' Renewed by ABC for Season 2; Series to Air Next Summer

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October 2nd, 2013



ABC has renewed its low rated summer procedural Motive , which averaged a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating,  for a second season. It will return next summer. The series also airs on Canada's CTV. The Hollywood Reporter has more details,

  • Mike


  • EatMorePez

    Shouldn’t they have gotten the bad news out of the way first (cancelling Lucky 7) before issuing the good news?

  • RandyL

    The Lucky 7 cancellation should be soon.

  • JoshuaCanada

    Already renewed up here, expected it since it didn’t do really bad and is probably cheap to air for ABC.

  • Matthew

    FANTASTIC… I love this show… Lead actress is so funny

  • reidjr

    Does Abc have any other series confirmed for the summer yet?

  • James

    ABC renews Mistresses and Motive, but not Whodunnit? Come on.

  • DenverDean

    Considering that Mistresses and Motive have higher ratings than L7, no brainer for ABC. Let’s hope they don’t do something dumb and move these cheap series to regular season.

  • James


  • Robert

    Yup, what’s happening with Whodunnit? Should’ve been renewed by now

  • Mon

    OH yESSSSS!!!!!

    Thanks ABC!!! Now, how about a 10pm spot? Rookie Blue started at 9pm then moved to 10pm and now in its 5th(?) season so maybe that may work well for Motive too. Thanks ABC!

    This show is so good. Kristin Lehman was awesome and her character was funny too!

  • Fred

    Good news. A solid summer show like Rookie Blue.
    Just wish ABC would have renewed Body of Proof for the summer. I really enjoyed it.

  • Tom

    This is a really good cop procedural. Kristen Lehman is excellent as the series lead. Hopefully, ABC won’t spread the episodes out as much next summer.

  • Oliver

    Eh, its ratings weren’t good, but it’s cheap filler.

  • karin

    Great show,obviously better than ..

  • Mark

    Motive was already renewed in Canada – ABC’s decision to purchase the second season had no bearing on its renewal.

  • Peanuts

    I enjoyed watching Motive all summer and so glad to have another season coming. It’s a great show.

  • Jared

    Kinda surprised Motive was renewed but happy ABC is renewing Summer scripted series.

  • brian

    ratings were not as important — Canadian show already being produced was given away to ABC at low cost… shows like Body of Proof cost $$ to ABC to produce… way better profit margin on a show like Motive even with low ratings.

  • Darryl

    Really glad this got renewed despite the low ratings. A bit different from the standard procedural but loved this.

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