ABC Renews Motive for Season 2
To wit, the network has picked up the second season of the police procedural Motive, TVLine has confirmed.
The CTV-produced drama ended its rookie season on ABC last month with 4.7 million viewers and an 0.8 rating, just shy of a series low — yet was renewed in the Great White North back in May.
Season 2 will air on ABC next summer.
Motive is the third ABC summer series to score a pickup in recent weeks, joining rookie soap Mistresses and enduring cop drama Rookie Blue.
Of this summer’s other network fare, CBS’ Under the Dome earned a Season 2 pick-up and NBC cancelled Camp, while the Stateside fate of Crossing Lines — an international production that aired Season 1 on NBC — NBC’s Siberia and ABC’s Whodunnit still remain up in the air.