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Motive, Remedy and Ice Pilots NWT capture Leo Awards

From Francois Marchand of the Vancouver Sun:

Motive, the “whydunnit” television show where detectives piece together the storyline that links a killer and his victim, walked away with top honours in the Dramatic Series category, landing the title of Best Dramatic Series, Best Direction (David Frazee), Best Screenwriting (Katherine Collins), and Best Lead Performance (Louis Ferreira) Sunday night at a gala held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

The series was nominated for 21 awards in total. It had already received a Best Picture Editing nod during the technical awards handed out on June 6. Continue reading.

CTV orders Season 4 of Motive

From a media release:

CTV announced today it has ordered a fourth instalment of its hit original crime drama MOTIVE (@MotiveTV) from Foundation Features and Lark Productions for the 2015/16 broadcast season. The announcement comes in advance of this weekend’s edge-of-your-seat Season 3 finale on Sunday, June 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. With an additional 13 one-hour episodes on order, bringing the series total to 52 episodes, Season 4 of the “whydunit” drama begins production this fall in Vancouver.

In addition to recently being nominated for a whopping 21 Leo Awards, MOTIVE was CTV’s top nominee for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, garnering nine nominations, including for Best Dramatic Series and for the Golden Screen Award for Best Drama/Comedy Series. With an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, MOTIVE is among the Top 3 most-watched Canadian dramas this season. With growth among viewers A18-34, Season 3 becomes the most-watched season yet for the demo.

This explosive season of MOTIVE followed Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and team as they brought another group of killers to justice, unlocking the motives behind each victim’s murder. Now, with just her investigation of Neville Montgomery (guest star Victor Garber, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW) left weighing on her mind and career, and those of her team — and her car bombed in plain view, there’s no denying there’s someone after Angie. Always an asset to her investigations, Detective Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) faces his own preoccupations, as he can no longer outrun the gravity of his looming health concerns, which proves a distraction for all.

In Sunday night’s powerhouse finale entitled “A Problem Like Maria” (Sunday, June 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), Detectives Angie Flynn, Oscar Vega, and Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny) are determined to prove that Neville Montgomery is behind the murder of Maria Snow (Luisa D’Oliveira, 50/50). Although all signs are pointing to Neville’s son, Robert Montgomery (Richard De Klerk, Repeaters) as the primary suspect, the team knows there must be something that will reveal the truth behind the events leading up to Maria’s death.

MOTIVE also stars Lauren Holly as the team’s lead medical examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers, and Warren Christie as Sergeant Mark Cross.

MOTIVE is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media. Executive Producers are Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE MENTALIST), Louise Clark (CORNER GAS, HIGH MOON), Rob Merilees (Capote, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus), Erin Haskett (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER), Rob LaBelle (MENTAL), Lindsay Macadam (Battle in Seattle), and Dennis Heaton (CALL ME FITZ, Fido), who continues to serve as Showrunner. Daniel Cerone is the series creator. The series is distributed internationally by NBC Universal International.

Tonight: MasterChef Canada, Motive, Big Brother Canada

From network episode descriptions:

MasterChef Canada, CTV – “Ring of Fire”
After surviving a season of extraordinary challenges, the final two home cooks go head-to-head in a three-course culinary battle. With their families and former competitors there to cheer them on, they battle it out for $100,000, the MASTERCHEF CANADA trophy, and a life-changing title.

Motive, CtV – “The Amateurs”
Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman), Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira), and Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny) each have their hands full with their own homicide investigations. But a common thread across all three murders leads the team to the centre of one of the city’s largest criminal organizations and an unexpected motive.

Big Brother Canada, Global
The houseguests face nomination in tonight’s episode of Big Brother Canada.

TV Eh B Cs podcast 21 – The Sticky Notes and Love Boats of Sarah Dodd


Sarah developed the popular book series THE SADDLE CLUB for television and helmed the story department in its first season. After two seasons as the executive story editor and writer on the YTV series ZIXX (for which she won a Leo Award for Best Screenwriting), Sarah was promoted to show-runner for its third season.

While working continuously in television since 1995, Sarah also co-wrote the award-winning short film THE SPARKLE LITE MOTEL with director Cory Kinney and participated in the NSI Features First program with her horror feature EXTINCTION. As a story editor, Sarah has worked on such feature films as DEFENDOR, WEIRDSVILLE, HANK & MIKE and ARCTIC AIR. Sarah has just completed season three of the hit primetime series Motive as the Co- Executive Producer.

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Tonight: MasterChef Canada, Motive

MasterChef Canada, CTV – “From Home, with Love”
The Top 5 home cooks enter the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen and discover not one, but two Mystery Box surprises. One box is filled with ingredients, and the other huge box contains an inspiring, emotional message from their families back home. Emotions run even higher for the remaining home cooks when it’s revealed that their families are in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen, ready to cheer them on. The winning home cook gets to assign a piece of culinary equipment to each of their competitors in a strategic, high-stakes Elimination Challenge.

Motive, CTV – “Purgatory”
A horrific murder at a surgical clinic leaves the detectives with two dead bodies. Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) suspects someone is following her while Neville Montgomery (Victor Garber) is determined to seal the leak of information coming from inside his own company – and he suspects one of his closest staff members.