Motive moves to Thursdays


From a media release:

CTV Promotes MOTIVE to Thursdays at 10 p.m., Beginning March 14

It’s a dramatic one-two punch Thursdays on CTV as the network’s new original crime drama is promoted to the most-watched night on television. Beginning this week, MOTIVE moves to Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, joining the night’s stellar primetime lineup following fan-favourite GREY’S ANATOMY in most of the country. Averaging 1.04 million viewers each week and winning its previous Sunday night timeslot*, the #1 new Canadian series of the season with total viewers and all key demos settles into the former FLASHPOINT timeslot with an all-new episode this Thursday, March 14.

On the next episode of MOTIVE, entitled “Detour” (Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Detectives Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Vega (Louis Ferreira) investigate the death of a mortgage broker who was found strangled in his office parking lot. Their initial examination of evidence leads them to a disgruntled ex-wife as well as a petty thief, but neither lead pans out. A composite police sketch and a stubborn refusal to follow orders leads Flynn to a man whose desire to make amends with his family, coupled with a lapse in sobriety, has led to tragic results. Guest stars include Aidan Devine (A History of Violence), Tammy Gillis (LESS THAN KIND), and Gemini Award-winner David Julian Hirsh (WEEDS).

An encore presentation of Thursday night’s episode will air Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, and on Monday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two, with both episodes in simulcast on CTV Mobile. MOTIVE is also currently available on demand across CTV’s digital platforms:, the CTV App, and through video on demand partners.