Perception: Renewed for Season Two

Perception season two renewal from TNTTNT has renewed their freshman TV series, Perception, for a second season of 13 episodes. They’re expected to begin airing sometime in 2013.

Starring Eric McCormack, the show debuted on July 9th to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.6 million total viewers. The ratings have come down since then but the five episodes that have aired thus far have averaged a 0.8 in the demo with 4.66 million.

There are five installments yet to come with the season finale slated for September 17th.

Here’s the press release about season two:

TNT Renews Hit Drama “Perception,” One of Basic Cable’s Top New Series of 2012

TNT has ordered a second season of Perception, the hit Monday night drama starring Emmy(R) and Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Who Is Clark Rockefeller?). Perception comes to TNT from ABC Studios and currently ranks second behind TNT’s Major Crimes among basic cable’s top new scripted series for the year-to-date. The network has ordered 13 episodes for season two, which is slated to air in 2013.

“Perception has captured the imagination of TNT’s audience of armchair detectives with wonderfully intricate cases, emotionally charged situations and, of course, a terrific cast led by Eric McCormack,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Daniel Pierce is a truly unique and fascinating addition to television’s pantheon of crime solvers. We look forward to seeing where Perception takes us next.”

TNT’s Perception, which airs Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), centers on Dr. Daniel Pierce (McCormack), an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who asks him to consult on her cases. The cast also includes Arjay Smith (The Day After Tomorrow) as Max Lewicki, Pierce’s teaching assistant, and Kelly Rowan (The O.C.) as Natalie Vincent, Daniel’s best friend and every bit his intellectual equal. In addition, award-winning actor LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation) plays Paul Haley, a dean at the university and Pierce’s friend.

Perception was created by executive producer Ken Biller (Star Trek: Voyager, Smallville) and co-executive producer Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Enterprise). In addition to starring in the series, McCormack serves as producer.

In its first season, Perception is averaging 7 million viewers (Live + 7), with 1.8 million adults 18-49 and 2.3 million adults 25-54. The July 9 series premiere of Perception ranks third behind the Aug. 13 premiere of Major Crimes and the June 13 premiere of TNT’s Dallas on the list of this year’s top series debuts on cable. The season finale of Perception is set for mid-September.

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About ABC Studios

ABC Studios, part of ABC Entertainment Group, develops and produces compelling programming for both broadcast network and cable television as well as digital platforms. ABC Studios has delivered some of the most successful, talked-about and evolutionary series on television such as Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Criminal Minds, Army Wives, Once Upon a Time, Scandal and Revenge.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer’s The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Perception has been renewed for a second season?

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  1. zena says

    Perception is amazing and McCormack played the part brilliantly, this show will be a great and go on for years, I have just finished watching season 1 and was sadened that season 2 was not out yet ….:( I was hooked the minute i watched it, cannot wait for it to start again.. I cannot put into words how great McCormack was, such a change from Will & Grace… the acting was out of this world and no one else could of played this part he was exceptional… I am totally hooked onto this programme, waiting on the edge of my seat for the new season…. Absolutely love it if I had to give it 10 out of 10 it would be 100+ and more. it was refreshing, new, exciting and could not take my eyes off the television…

  2. Anonymous says

    This is a show my 18 year old grandson enjoys. He and I actually watch it together every Monday night. He will be thrilled to learn it has been renewed.

  3. Mary says

    I am thrilled this show is being renewed for a second season! It is a brilliant show and Eric McCormick is fantastic as Daniel!

  4. Dallas says

    I’m definitely hooked on this show I feel it really shows how the mind can play tricks on you and u know its a good show when u feel sympathy for made up characters. Looking forward to season 2.

  5. Lee says

    So glad you are renewing this show!! It’s really good. I know that there are some inconsistencies here and there…but it’s a good crime drama. I like Dr. Pierce’s character who is acted well by Eric McCormick.

  6. Sacrlet says

    I must be watching a different show. I set my DVR to record the series and keep forgetting to cancel it, so I find myself watching it for about a half an hour before fast forwarding to see who did it and then delete it. I think they hired their writers from the 70’s! It is so corny.
    I can’t believe this crap fest has been renewed while both Franklin & Bash and Leverage are on the fence.
    There is no accounting for taste and no justice in the Neilsens

  7. Scarlet says

    I must be watching a different show. The perception I’ve been watching is so predictable and corny that I am not sure if it is trying to be serious or a comedy. I set my DVR to record it and keep forgetting to cancel the series. I try to watch it, but seldom get past the first half. I think they hired writers from the 70’s. I can’t believe this cfapfest is renewed while Franklin and Bash and Leverage are on the fence. No justice in ratings or accounting for taste!!

  8. Mary says

    Does anyone know who sings “Ain’t No Sunshine” at the end of the Nemesis episode? The music is done by Tree Adams but I can’t find the song on any of his albums.

  9. Jeremy Rynek says

    Cool, this show is better than Trust me, but isn’t as funny though, but now we gotta wonder, Leverage or Franklin & Bash, they can’t both survive.

  10. Julie says

    My whole family LOVES this show!!!! We were hooked the very first episode and both agreed this better not get cancelled….. It’s that good:)

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