CTV Orders Fourth Season Of Hit Original Drama Motive


CTV announced today it has ordered a fourth instalment of its hit original crime drama Motive from Foundation Features and Lark Productions for the 2015/16 broadcast season – production will begin in Vancouver this fall.

The announcement comes in advance of this weekend’s edge-of-your-seat Season 3 finale on Sunday, June 7th at 10pm on CTV and CTV GO. The network has ordered an additional 13 one-hour episodes, bringing the series total to 52 episodes.

In addition to recently being nominated for a whopping 21 Leo Awards, Motive was CTV’s top nominee for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, garnering nine nominations, including one for Best Dramatic Series and one for the Golden Screen Award for Best Drama/Comedy Series. With an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, Motive is among the Top 3 most-watched Canadian dramas this season. It stars Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira and Brendan Penny.

Motive has captivated audiences around the country, building a strong and loyal fan base over its three seasons,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of Programming at CTV Networks and CraveTV, in a press release. “The hit crime drama continues to play an integral role in our lineup and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the amazing production team and cast to deliver a compelling fourth season.”

“We are really excited by this opportunity to bring another great season of Motive to audiences with our wonderful partners at CTV,” said Executive Producers Rob Merilees and Louise Clark. “Our outstanding writing team, led by showrunner Dennis Heaton, is already hard at work exploiting the potential of further developing our established characters, relationships and novel cases. Our superb cast and crew are set to deliver a stellar Season 4.”

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