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  • ABC’s May Sweeps Programming: Finales & Premieres Listings

    Via ABC Wed Apr 23 ABC ANNOUNCES MAY SWEEPS PROGRAMMING Highlights Include the Premiere of New Drama Series “Black Box,” and Debut the New Season of “The Bachelorette,” Along with “The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” and The...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • ABC Announces Summer 2014 Premiere Dates

    Via ABC Monday March 24 2014 New Series “The Astronaut Wives Club,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” “Rising Star” and “The Quest” Join the ABC Summer Schedule   Also Debuting this Summer are Returning Series “The Bachelorette,” “Bet On...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • Mothers, Lock Up Your Babies, & Don’t Drink The Water: Motive Finale Double Feature Review

    Motive caps off its freshman season with a double feature, presenting us with a child-killer, a horrifyingly chilling CYA assisted suicide, and a botched attempt to eliminate a mass murderer from the gene pool. While ‘Ruthless,’ the...

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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  • Motive Season Finale: Amanda Tapping Guest Stars

    Stargate alum Amanda Tapping will guest star in ABC Motive’s finale episode on Thursday August 29th, ScreenSpy has learned. The show ends its current seasonal run with two back to back (but unrelated) episodes, “Ruthless,” airing at...

    • Posted August 25, 2013
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  • Motive Review: Murderous Counterpunch in ‘Brute Force’

    ‘Brute Force,’ in cryptology, refers to dominating an uncooperative subject through extreme measures for the purpose of exploiting a weakness when all other avenues have proven ineffectual. How does one kill an iron-willed, mountainously muscled and undefeated...

    • Posted August 25, 2013
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  • Motive “Fallen Angel” Review: Gone to the Dogs

    Wow. This week’s episode had everything. Porn and gambling habits, greed, violence, lying, stealing, cheating, betrayal — and blasphemy. Dang. Did we leave anything out? Oh, yes. Murder. Murder, and a really screwed-up motive! This week’s Motive—directed by...

    • Posted August 16, 2013
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  • Motive Review: The Child Becomes the Parent in “Framed”

    This week’s Motive episode was a tale of the hapless consequences of manipulation and the self-sacrificial bond between parent and child, a bond that defies description and extends beyond rationality. Contrasting the new and the antique, ‘Framed’...

    • Posted August 11, 2013
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  • Review: Motive’s ‘Undertow’, or is it, UnderTrope?

    By Catherine Cabanela If you’ve ever gotten caught in an undertow, you know what a disorienting and frightening experience it can be. You’re lucky if you resurface unscathed – and it’s probably your face that takes the...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • Motive “Out of the Past” Review: An Abhorrent Gift That Keeps On Giving

    By Catherine Cabanela  Vancouver paediatric surgeon Dr. Monika Harper, AKA Bosnian war criminal and Serbian counterspy Djerica Simonovic, has a lovely family, a beautiful home, and a knack for wielding a hypodermic needle of paralysis and a scalpel with which...

    • Posted July 27, 2013
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  • ABC Motive’s “Detour”: Addiction as Motivator for Bad Behavior

    By Catherine Cabanela “I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe.” ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein  Against an understated backdrop of exquisite portrayals...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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  • Motive “Public Enemy” Review: Retribution Without Redemption

    By Catherine Cabanela Tonight’s episode of Motive presented a case where nothing was as it seemed. Four victims: the hero, the star-struck ingénue, the unsuspecting spouse, and the psychopath who gets his just desserts. But who got killed and who...

    • Posted July 12, 2013
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  • Motive “Out of the Past” Images

    First look images from Motive’s July 25th episode “Out of the Past” were released today from ABC. A full image gallery follows the Network’s official episode description below. THE EXECUTION-STYLE SLAYING OF A NEWS SHOP PROPRIETOR WITH...

    • Posted July 11, 2013
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  • Motive Takes A “Detour” To Catch a Killer

    First details on ABC Motive’s July 18th episode “Detour” tease that a mortgage broker found strangled in his office parking lot will lead Flynn to “a man who will stop at nothing to conceal his motive for...

    • Posted July 1, 2013
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  • Motive “Against All Odds” Review: The Odds Don’t Always Favor Motherhood

    By Catherine Cabanela The Odds Don’t Always Favor Motherhood. After a three-week hiatus, Motive delivers a case rife with surprise intended, perhaps, to disabuse the viewer of stereotypical assumptions that ravage society and condemn us to a limited world-view...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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  • Motive “Against All Odds” Images & First Details

      In Motive’s June 27th episode, “Against All Odds” a high-priced lawyer is discovered murdered in his home. However, while Detectives Flynn and Vega work the case, Manny is arrested for vandalism. Catch  Motive, Thursday June 27...

    • Posted June 10, 2013
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  • A patsy, a Femme Fatale & a Hustler Walk into a bar: Motive “Pushover” Review

    By Catherine Cabanela Motive’s third episode, ‘Pushover’, provides an ominous portrayal of what could happen when a patsy, a femme fatale, and a hustler walk into a bar, er, I mean, a diner.  Ben Crewson, a despondent port...

    • Posted June 1, 2013
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  • Motive Addresses a Parent’s Worst Nightmare in “Crimes of Passion”

    By Catherine Cabanela This week’s Motive killer was Dennis-Hopper-in-Blue-Velvet creepy and just about every parent’s worst nightmare—the long-time family friend legitimized by wife, child, and with a wall of awards touting his outstanding community service—but covertly nursing...

    • Posted May 25, 2013
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  • Flynn and Vega Confront a Femme Fatale on Motive’s “Pushover”

    ABC’s Motive continues its freshman run next Thursday May 30 with “Pushover,” an episode which sees Flynn and Vega looking into the murder of a limo driver but finding themselves drawn to a femme fatale waitress at...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • “Motive” Skews the Cop Procedural with a Whydunnit Twist

    By Catherine Cabanela This show does what? Yes, Motive, the number one Vancouver-based crime procedural, or whydunnit as it has become known, reveals both the killer and the victim right from the outset. That’s what makes executive...

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • First Look at ABC’s New Crime Drama “Motive”

    Person of Interest explores who who did it. CSI explores how it was done, but ABC’s newest crime drama Motive will set out to explore why the killer chose his or her victim each week. The Premise...

    • Posted April 23, 2013
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