Canada's CTV Renews 'Motive' for Third Season

7:50 AM PST 05/21/2014 by Etan Vlessing

The detective procedural, which also airs on ABC's summer schedule, gets the latest 13-episode order ahead of a May 29 season season finale.

TORONTO – Canada's CTV has ordered a third season of the homegrown crime-solving drama Motive, which also airs on ABC's summer schedule.

The detective procedural, from Dexter and Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone, will return to production on another 13 episodes in Vancouver this fall.

Motive focuses on discovering the intent of the crime before identifying the criminal, and has averaged an impressive 1.3 million viewers during its second season on CTV, which ends on May 29.

The drama from Foundation Features and Lark Productions stars Kristin Lehman as Angie Flynn, a detective and single mom, while her detective partner is played by Louis Ferreira.

Lauren Holly, Warren Christie, Valerie Tian and Brendan Penny also star.

ABC earlier renewed Motive for a second season, to start on Wednesday at 10 p.m., but has yet to reveal its hand on a third season.

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