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TV preview: Can you guess the 'Motive'?
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After umpteen procedural crime dramas, ABC is attempting one with a twist that harks back to "Columbo." In "Motive," viewers learns the identify of the killer and the victim in the opening moments, and the crime story is told over the rest of the hour. It's not a bad show, but it feels like it's working too hard to be different with too little to show for it.

Watch • 9 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Channel 13 The Week Ahead

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In this new comedy, Anne Heche plays a woman who thinks she can talk to God.

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