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CTV's New Original Series MOTIVE gets SUPER BOWL Kick-Off Sunday, Feb. 3 on CTV

CTV's New Original Series MOTIVE gets SUPER BOWL Kick-Off Sunday, Feb. 3 on CTV 
- Chilling new crime show to premiere in coveted post-Super Bowl spot -
- Special sneak peek promo to air during FLASHPOINT series finale, Dec. 13 -
- MOTIVE stars Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING), Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE 
UNIVERSE), and Lauren Holly (NCIS) -
- Beginning Feb. 10, MOTIVE airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT - 
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TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV's newest original Canadian production has 
scored a touchdown with the announcement today that the thrilling new scripted 
dramatic series MOTIVE will premiere in the most coveted timeslot in prime 
time television - immediately following a hand-off from SUPER BOWL XLVII on 
Sunday, Feb. 3. The announcement comes just hours before CTV says goodbye to 
FLASHPOINT - the hit TV series that spawned a resurgence in quality Canadian 
television. Viewers get a special sneak peek promo of MOTIVE during the 
explosive series finale of FLASHPOINT, tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. 
Anchoring CTV's stellar mid-season schedule following its post-SUPER BOWL 
XLVII debut, the compelling new CTV Original Series joins the network's 
blockbuster Sunday night lineup in its regular timeslot of Sundays at 9 p.m. 
ET/PT beginning February 10. Viewers can catch full episodes of MOTIVE across 
CTV's digital platforms following its television broadcast on CTV.ca, the CTV 
App, the CTV Mobile channel, and through video on demand partners. 
"With the biggest night in TV as its lead-in, MOTIVE is poised to be sampled 
by a large of number of Canadian viewers looking for the next great drama," 
said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "It's been a landmark 
year for Bell Media's independent productions and MOTIVE offers a winning play 
for Canadians with a wealth of action, drama and intrigue we are proud to 
continue our industry-leading commitment to Canadian content." 
"Producing MOTIVE in Vancouver with an outstanding cast and crew has afforded 
us the opportunity to fully exploit its beauty, setting, and talent. The 
resulting quality and high production values exceed our vision for the show," 
said Executive Producers Rob Merilees and Louise Clark "We are thrilled that 
CTV is equally enthusiastic about the show and has demonstrated its excitement 
for the series by launching MOTIVE directly following the broadcast of the 
Super Bowl." 
From acclaimed Executive Producer Daniel Cerone (THE MENTALIST, DEXTER), 
MOTIVE is a captivating one-hour crime drama that follows spirited female 
homicide detective Angie Flynn on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that 
has already been revealed to viewers. Set and shot in Vancouver, the 
"whydunit" stars Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING), Gemini Award-winning Louis 
Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE), and Lauren Holly (NCIS). 
**Media Note** Download artwork for MOTIVE at BellMediaPR.ca 
An unconventional way to watch a crime unfold, MOTIVE pieces together the 
clues of a murder as each episode begins by revealing not only the victim, but 
the killer as well. It's an intense cat-and-mouse game as the homicide team 
sets off to piece together clues from the crimes committed. How did they do 
it? How are the victim and killer connected? What's the motive? As the mystery 
unfolds, winding between revealing flashbacks and present time - viewers 
navigate the twisted and complicated maze of each murder, solving the puzzle 
alongside Detective Angie Flynn and her team. 
In the premiere episode entitled "Creeping Tom" (Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately 
following SUPER BOWL XLVII on CTV), Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) is 
introduced as a street-smart, intuitive homicide detective whose teenaged son, 
Manny (Cameron Bright), looks out for her as much as she takes care of him. 
MOTIVE's first victim is a well-liked, karaoke-singing, high school science 
teacher (Joey McIntyre, DANCING WITH THE STARS) who is found murdered in his 
bedroom. A home invasion gone wrong seems too perfect for Detective Flynn and 
her partner, Detective Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira). They follow a plausible 
lead to an adulterous wife and the motive of a crime of passion, but Angie's 
second sense points her in the direction of one of the dead teacher's 
students, a serial thief known only as "The Creeper". 
In addition to Joey MacIntyre's guest-starring turn in the series premiere, 
MOTIVE features a dynamic lineup of guest appearances throughout the season, 
including Molly Parker (THE FIRM, DEXTER) and Liane Balaban (SUPERNATURAL), 
and acclaimed directors including David Frazee (FLASHPOINT) and 
Oscar-nominated Sturla Gunnarsson (Rare Birds, Beowulf & Grendel). 
MOTIVE stars Kristin Lehman (THE KILLING) as spirited Detective Angie Flynn, 
Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) as her thoughtful and patient partner, 
Detective Oscar Vega, and Lauren Holly (NCIS) as the team's lead medical 
examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers. The series also stars Roger Cross (ARROW) as Staff 
Sergeant Boyd Bloom, Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as the team's eager young 
Detective Brian Lucas, and Cameron Bright (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - 
Part 2) as Angie's teenage son Manny Flynn. 
MOTIVE is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association 
with Bell Media. Executive producers are Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE 
MENTALIST), Louise Clark (CORNER GAS,THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER), Rob 
Merilees (Capote, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus), Erin Haskett (GASTOWN 
GAMBLE, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER), Rob LaBelle (MENTAL), Lindsay 
Macadam (Battle in Seattle), and James Thorpe (LOST GIRL). Showrunner is James 
Thorpe. Daniel Cerone wrote the pilot. The series is distributed 
internationally by NBCUniversal. Trish Williams and Rebecca DiPasquale are the 
Production Executives from Bell Media, Trish Williams is Director, Independent 
Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent 
Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, 
CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports. 
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed 
original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent 
producers in the country. CTV series include the trailblazing, multi 
award-winning hit series FLASHPOINT and ratings success stories SAVING HOPE 
and THE LISTENER. MOTIVE was one of the three scripted series that Bell Media 
ordered in 2012 along with the heart-warming, television holiday feature, THE 
HORSES OF MCBRIDE. New for 2013, CTV has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a 
Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series, As 
well, Bell Media has also ordered pilots for two, half-hour comedy series, 
SATISFACTION and SPUN OUT In total, Bell Media has ordered 25 new original 
Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development. 
Bell Media's Canadian specialty series include two-time Emmy®-nominated hit 
DEGRASSI, new game show comedy MATCH GAME, new documentary series ENGRAVED ON 
A NATION, pop culture series CELEBRITY STYLE STORY, and mythological/action 
series PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD. Specialty series currently in production are 
ORPHAN BLACK and PANIC BUTTON, joining orders for JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS 
and BITTEN, all for 2013. 
About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been 
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV 
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading 
assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, 
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about 
CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca. 
WEB PAGE: ctv.ca/Motive 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 
Twitter: @MotiveTV @CTV_PR @CTV_Television 
Facebook: facebook.com/ctv 
Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 ortonia.addison@bellmedia.ca Allie 
Page, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.4596 orallie.page@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: CTV 
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