Motive gets post-Superbowl premiere on CTV


From a media release:

CTV’s New Original Series MOTIVE gets SUPER BOWL Kick-Off Sunday, Feb. 3 on CTV

  • Special sneak peek promo to air during FLASHPOINT series finale, Dec. 13
  • MOTIVE stars Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING), Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE), and Lauren Holly (NCIS)
  • Beginning Feb. 10, MOTIVE airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT

CTV’s newest original Canadian production has scored a touchdown with the announcement today that the thrilling new scripted dramatic series MOTIVE will premiere in the most coveted timeslot in prime time television – immediately following a hand-off from SUPER BOWL XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3. The announcement comes just hours before CTV says goodbye to FLASHPOINT – the hit TV series that spawned a resurgence in quality Canadian television. Viewers get a special sneak peek promo of MOTIVE during the explosive series finale of FLASHPOINT, tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

Anchoring CTV’s stellar mid-season schedule following its post-SUPER BOWL XLVII debut, the compelling new CTV Original Series joins the network’s blockbuster Sunday night lineup in its regular timeslot of Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning February 10. Viewers can catch full episodes of MOTIVE across CTV’s digital platforms following its television broadcast on, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel, and through video on demand partners.

From acclaimed Executive Producer Daniel Cerone (THE MENTALIST, DEXTER), MOTIVE is a captivating one-hour crime drama that follows spirited female homicide detective Angie Flynn on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. Set and shot in Vancouver, the “whydunit” stars Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING), Gemini Award-winning Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE), and Lauren Holly (NCIS).

An unconventional way to watch a crime unfold, MOTIVE pieces together the clues of a murder as each episode begins by revealing not only the victim, but the killer as well. It’s an intense cat-and-mouse game as the homicide team sets off to piece together clues from the crimes committed. How did they do it? How are the victim and killer connected? What’s the motive? 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 Detective Angie Flynn and her team.

In the premiere episode entitled “Creeping Tom” (Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately following SUPER BOWL XLVII on CTV), Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) is introduced as a street-smart, intuitive homicide detective whose teenaged son, Manny (Cameron Bright), looks out for her as much as she takes care of him. MOTIVE’s first victim is a well-liked, karaoke-singing, high school science teacher (Joey McIntyre, DANCING WITH THE STARS) who is found murdered in his bedroom. A home invasion gone wrong seems too perfect for Detective Flynn and her partner, Detective Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira). They follow a plausible lead to an adulterous wife and the motive of a crime of passion, but Angie’s second sense points her in the direction of one of the dead teacher’s students, a serial thief known only as “The Creeper”.

In addition to Joey MacIntyre’s guest-starring turn in the series premiere, MOTIVE features a dynamic lineup of guest appearances throughout the season, including Molly Parker (THE FIRM, DEXTER) and Liane Balaban (SUPERNATURAL), and acclaimed directors including David Frazee (FLASHPOINT) and Oscar-nominated Sturla Gunnarsson (Rare Birds, Beowulf & Grendel).

MOTIVE stars Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING) as spirited Detective Angie Flynn, Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) as her thoughtful and patient partner, Detective Oscar Vega, and Lauren Holly (NCIS) as the team’s lead medical examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers. The series also stars Roger Cross (ARROW) as Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom, Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as the team’s eager young Detective Brian Lucas, and Cameron Bright (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) as Angie’s teenage son Manny Flynn.

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,THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER), Rob Merilees (Capote, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus), Erin Haskett (GASTOWN GAMBLE, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER), Rob LaBelle (MENTAL), Lindsay Macadam (Battle in Seattle), and James Thorpe (LOST GIRL). Showrunner is James Thorpe. Daniel Cerone wrote the pilot. The series is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal. Trish Williams and Rebecca DiPasquale are the Production Executives from Bell Media, Trish Williams is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.