Motive Season 2 Premiere Date Announced

By Jason Leung Mar 24, 2014

Motive returns in 2014 on WEDNESDAY MAY 21 10|9c for an exciting second season with gripping new cases featuring more complicated killers and intricate crime scenes.

Homicide detective Angie Flynn is as determined as ever, and her pursuit for justice never falters. Her partner, Detective Oscar Vega, continues to be her rock with his no-nonsense attitude and methodical approach. Detective Brian Lucas is no longer the rookie at the station, a role he’s happy to hand over to the very keen and ambitious Officer Wendy Sung.

And confident and charismatic new Team Commander Sergeant Mark Cross shakes up the station when he joins the team. He and Angie share a mysterious and strained connection, one she would prefer to leave in the past.

The tension leads to a breakdown in trust between Angie and Vega, and Angie realizes she must find a way to work with Cross, even if it means confronting the truth and the secret that drove them apart years ago.

Kristin Lehman (right) returns as Detective Angie Flynn with Louis Ferreira as her partner Detective Oscar Vega on the SEASON PREMIERE of Motive WEDNESDAY, 21 10|9c.

stars Kristin Lehman as Detective Angie Flynn, Louis Ferreira as Detective Oscar Vega, Brendan Penny as Detective Brian Lucas, Lauren Holly as Dr. Betty Rogers, Warren Christie as Sergeant Mark Cross and Valerie Tian as Officer Wendy Sung.

Brendan Penny plays Detective Brian Lucas on ABC's Motive.

Motive was created by Daniel Cerone (“Dexter,” “The Mentalist”), who executive-produces the show along with Louise Clark, Rob Merilees, Erin Haskett, Rob LaBelle, Lindsay Macadam, James Thorpe and Dennis Heaton. Developed by CTV, the series is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media,and distributed by NBCUniversal International.

Lauren Holly plays Dr. Betty Rogers on ABC's Motive.

ABC announced its summer lineup, with four new series joining the schedule: The Astronaut Wives Club on Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 p.m.; Bachelor in Paradise on Monday, August 4 at 8:00 p.m.; Rising Star on Sunday, June 22 at 9:00 p.m.; and The Quest on Thursday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m.

These series join returning shows The Bachelorette, which premieres at a special time, on Monday, May 19 at 9:30 p.m., before moving to its regular time period of 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 26; Bet On Your Baby on Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m.; Extreme Weight Loss on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m.; Mistresses on Monday, June 2 at 10:01 p.m.; Motive on Wednesday, May 21 at 10:00 p.m.; NY Med on Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m.; Rookie Blue on Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 p.m.; and Wipeout, which debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m., before moving to its regular time period of 8:00 p.m. the following Sunday, June 29.

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m.