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'Motive': It's not who did it, it's why

For decades, there have been crime shows that explore how and who committed the homicide. Now, in the series premiere of "Motive" on ABC, learn why the crime happened in the first place.ABC's new and innovative "Motive" takes the tried-and-true crime drama formula and turns it on its head. When a murder is committed, Detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) look for the killer. The mysterious storyline weaves through the past and present to solve the crime puzzle and find what drove the killer to commit murder. "Dexter" and "The Mentalist" writer/producer Daniel Cerone is executive producer of this thriller drama. Watch the "Motive" premiere Thursday night, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. brightcove.createExperiences();... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/motive-kristin-lehman-and-louis-ferreira-solve-the-mystery-of-earn-why-the-homicide-happened-in-the.html

'Motive' Premiere: Killer Revealed From The Start

Former "The Killing" star Kristin Lehman takes the lead on this one as Detective Angela Flynn. She proved the most adept at putting the clues together that caught this week's killer, a wallflower high school student who killed his teacher because he wanted to stay invisible. Read More... //www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/motive-premiere-procedural-flipped-video_n_3310740.html?utm_hp_ref=tv

'Motive' premiere: Are you intrigued by the whys and wherefores?

ABC premiered a new police procedural Monday night (May 20) in "Motive," a series that purports to focus on the whys of a crime moreso than the whos, since the show will reveal to the audience at the top of every hour the identities of both the victim and the killer. In the premiere episode, high school science teacher Mr. Martin (Joe McIntyre) is killed by his student, Tom (Tyler Johnston), seemingly as a "creeping" expedition gone wrong. Except that's not it at all -- Mr. Martin found out about Tom's private, dark thoughts and Tom couldn't bear the thought of no longer being invisible. When he broke into Mr. Martin's house to get his school bag back, he ended up bludgeoning Martin to death with a trophy. Did it hook you? If not, we will ask that you tune back in Thursday, May 23, when the show moves to its regular timeslot of Thursday... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/motive-premiere-are-you-intrigued-by-the-whys-and-wherefores.html

Motive (ABC) Episode 1 “Creeping Tom”

Motive Episode 1 "Creeping Tom" airs Monday, May 20 2013 (10:01-11:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC. Episode Synopsis: Motive Episode 1 "Creeping Tom"– when a well-liked, karaoke-singing high school science teacher (Joey McIntyre) is found murdered in his bedroom, a home invasion gone wrong doesn’t feel like the right motive to Detectives Flynn and Vega. As they follow a plausible lead to an adulterous wife and a possible crime of passion, Angie’s second sense points her in the direction of one of the students at the dead teacher’s school, a serial thief known only as "The Creeper," premiering on a special day and time, MONDAY, MAY 20 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. READ MORE...

'Motive's Kristin Lehman on NKOTB Joey McIntyre's untimely TV demise: 'Please don't go girl!'

You've got to love it when people are willing to mix it up a little. Let's face it; the traditional cop show has felt tired for years. Most are so formulaic that the crimes almost solve themselves.But with "Motive," a new series premiering Monday, May 20, on ABC, the formula has been set on its ear. Creator and executive producer Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter"), likes to say that most cop shows tend to be whodunits, while "Motive," as the name suggests, tends to be more of a whydunit. And with Kristin Lehman ("The Killing") starring as Detective Angie Flynn, it's a mustwatchit."I always wanted to create a series where you reveal the killer in the tease -- hearkening back to 'Columbo,' which is considered the granddaddy of all detectives, and basically the whole first act was showing the kill," Cerone says. "I've always been fascinated with that model. But I was always reluctant to pitch it... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/motives-kristin-lehman-on-nkotb-joey-mcintyres-untimely-tv-demise-please-dont-go-girl.html

ABC announces its summer 2013 schedule: When will 'The Bachelorette,' 'Rookie Blue' and more premiere?

It's just barely spring, but ABC is already getting ready with its schedule for the summer of 2013. The network has announced its full summer lineup, featuring returning hits like "The Bachelorette" (starring Desiree Hartsock) and new shows like "Mistresses."New shows"Motive," starring Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira and Lauren Holly, is a murder-mystery drama that introduces murderer and victim at the beginning. The show then focuses on understanding why and how the crime occurred."Mistresses" is a drama focusing on a group of four women navigating complex relationships on the road to self-discovery. "Whodunnit?" is a reality series in which 13 contestants try to solve a mystery using crime scene investigation techniques.Summer premiere datesThursday, May 9"Wipeout": 8-9pmMonday, May 20"The Bachelorette": 9-11pm (special time period, following the performance finale of "Dancing with the Stars")Tuesday, May 21"Motive": 10-11pm (special time period, following the finale of "Dancing with the Stars"Thursday, May 23"Motive": 9-10pm (regular time period premiere)"Rookie Blue": 10-11pmMonday,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/abc-announces-its-summer-2013-schedule-when-will-the-bachelorette-rookie-blue-and-more-premiere.html