PASADENA, Calif. — The Hallmark Evening Event has been the TCA’s senior — and I mean senior — prom for over a decade. The generous folks at Crown Media host a lavish dinner presented in an enormous party tent on the grounds of an impressive estate, the Tournament House in Pasadena. There is champagne, a

Poor ratings aren’t always what kills a TV series. Case in point: Motive, returning for a fourth and final season Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on CTV. The Vancouver-based Howdunit pulls a steady 1.2 million viewers a week no matter when it is plunked down on CTV’s schedule. Given that it is 100% Canadian content,

Another slow summer week in Canada, ratings-wise. Here’s a quick look at Aug. 4-10 according to overnight estimates: MONDAY The big news this week was that CTV has announced it is shutting down The Listener after five seasons and 65 episodes. The show they couldn’t kill with a stick is finally getting whacked but there seems

Canadians. They’re sneaking into TV shows again. Sunday, for the second week in a row, a Canuck was stealing scenes on Mad Men. That was JAG lead David James Elliott as David Wooster, Don Draper’s luncheon date near the beginning of the episode. Elliott was disguised behind those horn rims, unlike Neve Campbell, who was

Because it gives away the “who,” Motive was sold as a “how-dunit” rather than a whodunit.Now that it has been renewed for a second season, it’s an it-dunit.The season finale airs Thursday night at 10/9c on CTV.The Vancouver-based drama launched Feb. 3 (directly after CTV’s power-out delayed Super Bowl coverage), opening to 1,354,000 total viewers (Live+7).

Louis Ferreira and Lauren Holly take shelterfrom the rain on the Vancouver set of Motive Lauren Holly says the part of sexy medical examiner Dr. Betty Rogers wasn’t even created yet when she was first approached about joining the new cop show “howdunit,” Motive (Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on CTV).If that’s true the producers

Seed stars Adam Korson and Carrie-Lynn Neales: Take two I’ve been following the TV numbers racket for years in Canada but am left scratching my head over the past few days.  The one that really seems, if you’ll pardon the pun, inconceivable: the soft opening of Seed Monday night on City. According to the overnight

Main Motive-ators Louis Ferreira, Kristin Lehman and Brendan Penny CTV’s new “Whydunit” drime drama Motive starts tonight around 10 p.m. ET, immediately following the Super Bowl.I though the pilot was slick if a little too by-the-numbers.  It is a good thing the killer was given away in the first few minutes because the case was