From Amber Dowling of TV Guide Canada:
- ‘Columbo’-inspired Canadian crime drama ‘Motive’ debuts
With the influx of crime procedurals on television, the last thing anyone wants to see is another cop show about psychotic killers, methodical detectives and gory crime scenes. So the fact that Motive steered clear of all those tropes not only made the show so appealing to CTV, it also influenced the network to give it the choicest of all scheduling slots: the post-Super Bowl hour. Read more.