Press Release: So Good It’s Criminal: CTV’s Hit Crime Drama MOTIVE Returns for Season 3, March 8

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TORONTO (February 19, 2015) – CTV is set for a killer new Sunday night as hit original crime drama MOTIVE returns for Season 3, Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 8 on CTV and CTV GO. The third season continues with the program’s signature “whydunit” format, revealing the killer and victim at the start of each of its 13 new episodes. And it arrives with an incredible list of guest stars: Dylan Walsh (UNFORGETTABLE), Alexis Bledel (MAD MEN), Chris Klein (WILFRED), C. Thomas Howell (GRIMM), Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Charles Martin Smith (Dolphin Tale 2), and more appear, joining previously announced guest stars Victor Garber (Argo, ALIAS), Jessica Lowndes (90210), and Luisa D’Oliveira (CRACKED), as a new set of murders unfolds for viewers each week.

CTV’s top nominee for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, MOTIVE garnered nine nominations for the upcoming Awards, including Best Dramatic Series. The second season of the series was watched by an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, a 19% increase over Season 1. Viewers can catch up on the entire first two seasons of MOTIVE on Crave TV before catching the Season 3 premiere on March 7 – one day before its broadcast premiere – with the CraveTV First-Look for original Canadian scripted series. MOTIVE Season 3 episodes will also be available on demand following each broadcast at, CTV GO, and on CraveTV.

Set and shot in Vancouver, Season 3 of MOTIVE begins with Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman, THE KILLING), returning to the Homicide team after a six-month, self-imposed absence. A lot has changed for the team – Detectives Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira, SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) and Brian Lucas (Brendan Penny, THE ASSISTANTS), Sergeant Mark Cross (Warren Christie, ALPHAS), and Dr. Betty Rogers (Lauren Holly, NCIS) — since then, and now Angie will have to find a way to fit in. In the six months since she left, Detective Lucas has begun giving orders, and is now the primary on key cases; Detective Oscar Vega has made a genuine effort to fill in the gaps Angie left behind; and he and Sergeant Mark Cross are getting along. But this season Vega will have more to focus on than just his work, facing a crisis that threatens not only his career, but his personal life as well. And viewers will see a new side of the always confident and charming Dr. Betty Rogers, when she comes up against a dangerous and threatening adversary. As Angie adjusts to the changes, she finds herself fixated on her first case back, and on one intriguing character in particular who will draw the team – and viewers — in from the very first episode of the season.

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