Production Underway on Season 3 of CTV’s Hit Crime Drama MOTIVE

— September 16, 2014

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1tX4cBp VANCOUVER (September 16,2014)– CTVannounced today, in association with Foundation Features and Lark Productions,that production has begun on Season 3 of the original Canadian crime dramaMOTIVE.A 2014 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Dramatic Series, MOTIVE’ssecond season saw an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, a 19% increaseover Season 1. Shooting in and around Vancouver through February 2015,MOTIVE’s13 new episodes will join CTV’s upcoming mid-season lineup. Acclaimed six-time Emmy Award-nomineeVictor Garber(Argo, ALIAS) is set to join the cast this season in a recurring guestrole as a victim’sfather. Jessica Lowndes (90210) and Luisa D’Oliveira (CRACKED) are alsoset to appear as guest stars this season.Starring Kristin Lehman as Detective Angie Flynn, the hit crime drama also starsLouis Ferreira (SGUSTARGATE UNIVERSE), Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS), Lauren Holly (NCIS), andWarren Christie (ALPHAS).  

 

Photo on Left (L to R): Brendan Penny, Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Warren Christie, and Lauren Holly. Right Photo: Victor Garber joins the cast as a Season 3 guest star.

MOTIVE’s momentum keeps building, andwith another season full of unexpected twists and turns, viewers are going tocontinue to be drawn to MOTIVE,”said Corrie Coe,Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “We look forward toagain working with the incredible ensemble cast and amazing crew in Vancouver,and are thrilled to welcome the incomparable VictorGarber, as well as Jessica Lowndes and Luisa D’Oliveira tothe series this season.” The dramatic Season 2finale of MOTIVEsaw Angie’s past and present fatally collide when her involvement in a new trialabout an old case called everything she stood for as a detective into question.With Sergeant Cross (Christie) at the centre of it all, and the personal tollhe paid as the price in the end, viewers were left wondering if Angie wascalling it quits as a member of the homicide team. The third season picks up sixmonths later – with a burnt-out Angie having left the homicide team. But a casewith direct personal implications for her beloved partner Detective Oscar Vega(Ferreira) draws her back into the fold. MOTIVEstarsKristin Lehman as spirited Detective Angie Flynn, Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATEUNIVERSE) as Detective Oscar Vega, andBrendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as the team’s eager young Detective Brian Lucas.The series also stars Lauren Holly (NCIS) as the team’s lead medical examiner,Dr. Betty Rogers, and Warren Christie (ALPHAS) as Sergeant Mark Cross. MOTIVEis produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with BellMedia. Executive Producers are Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE MENTALIST), LouiseClark (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 alsoserves as the Season 3 Showrunner. Daniel Cerone is the series creator. Theseries is distributed internationally byNBCUniversal International, and the second season just finished airing on ABC inthe U.S. ForBell Media, Michele McMahon is Production Executive; TrishWilliams is Director, Independent Production, Drama; and CorrieCoe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks.Phil King is President – CTV, Sports, and EntertainmentProgramming. About BellMedia Independent Production Bell Media hascommissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed originalprogramming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in thecountry. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THELISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking,Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New toCTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam officecomedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among thescripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-timeEmmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, themost-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched newdrama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcomingKILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual seriesHIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. About CTV CTVis Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news,sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’smost-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is adivision of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assetsin television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc.(TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More informationabout CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. SOCIAL MEDIALINKS: Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @MotiveTV @kristinlehman1 – Kristin Lehman @TheLuigi_F – Louis Ferreira @BrendanJPenny – Brendan Penny @LaurenHolly– Lauren Holly @HWarrenChristie–Warren Christie Facebook: facebook.com/ctv   -CTV -   Source:Numeris (BBM Canada), 3/6/2014-5/29/2014, final data     For more information, please contact: Tonia Addison, CTVNetworks,416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca  
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