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TNT TV series PerceptionNetwork: TNT
Episodes: 39 (hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: July 9, 2012 — TBD
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan, and LeVar Burton.

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TV show description:
This TV show revolves around Doctor Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack), an eccentric and brilliant neuroscience professor. Unfortunately, his mind is also damaged and he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

Pierce struggles with hallucinations and paranoid delusions brought on by his schizophrenia. Oddly though, he considers some of his hallucinations to be a gift. They occasionally allow him to make connections that his conscious mind can’t yet process. At other times, the hallucinations become Pierce’s greatest curse, leading him to behave in irrational, potentially dangerous ways.

Still, he’s recruited by FBI agent Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook) to help solve complex cases. Pierce has an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. He also has an uncanny ability to see patterns and can look past people’s conscious emotions to see what lies beneath. Kate is Pierce’s former student and, unlike her colleagues, she’s willing to look past his peculiarities.

Pierce’s mental condition and offbeat manner make it difficult for him to achieve the close friendships and intimate relationships he craves.

Those close to him include Max Lewicki (Arjay Smith), his teaching assistant. Max’s primary job is to keep Pierce in line and on task, whether that means grading midterms or laying out his boss’ wardrobe for the day. Natalie Vincent (Kelly Rowan) is Pierce’s best friend and every bit his intellectual equal. Paul Haley (LeVar Burton) is the dean at Pierce’s university and one of his few friends.

Pierce is in his element when solving an intricate puzzle or a coded message. But in unfamiliar situations, he can quickly become overwhelmed, and only his favorite music and a crossword puzzle have the power to make things right again.

Series Finale

Episode #39
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD


What do you think? Do you like the Perception TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?


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Bob R January 26, 2015 at 8:37 pm

I was watching TNT tonight and they said that Perception will come back with
new episodes on 17 Feb. Let’s hope.


chewymilkdud January 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

They keep non funny shows like marry me and Brooklyn nine nine to name a few, but take off good ones. Well stupid is as stupid does. There gonna loose a lot of viewers.


Kat January 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

I LOVE Perception! Why do the Networks cancel the intelligent shows, and keep the bad shows? I guess this means I watch a lot less TV!


Barbara January 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

Are these posts even getting to anyone who cares? Will they make a difference to bring the show back?


margie shob January 24, 2015 at 4:59 pm

I love that show–please bring it back


Jana January 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Yay! Thank you for un-cancelling this show!!! It’s a great show, the cast is terrific together, the show is a cop show, but different in a great way; the interaction between the characters is outstanding, the way he copes with his illness is not only a tweak on the usual type cop show, it gives people an idea that maybe–just maybe–people with mental disabilities are not disabled, not useless, but can be strong, resilient, and very, very useful. It’s different, it’s fresh, it’s timely–it’s wonderful. When I heard it had been cancelled I was alternately depressed and angry. TV needs shows like this, and a lot of people really, really enjoy it. Thank you for seeing the light and bringing it back!!!


admin January 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Sorry, it hasn’t been un-cancelled. They’re just going to be airing the remaining episodes of the season.


Barbara January 22, 2015 at 2:32 am

Every time that there’s a show with any signs of intelligence, the powers that be pull it off the air. Have loved Perception since day one and now you’ve cancelled it to put stuff that’s “edgier” on the air?! Intelligent show vs filthy mouths/pushing nudity – no way. You head office folks are just plain ignorant. We’re not all mindless saps out here. Pretty soon the only decent stuff to watch will be on PBS and Hallmark Channel.


Kara January 22, 2015 at 1:19 am

Please don’t cancel this show!!


Paula Galvan January 21, 2015 at 11:52 pm

Just saw the ad for new season of Perception on TNT starting February 17th. Maybe all the comments changed their minds. Hope they do a mini marathon before season 4 premier. New season of Rozelli & Isles also begins in February.


admin January 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm

No, they’re just airing the remaining episodes of the season.


Paula Galvan January 22, 2015 at 11:38 pm

Well crud. After thinking about when their seasons start I was afraid that was the case. Thanks for answering.


cathy harmon January 21, 2015 at 12:50 am

What? This is the best show on TV, my friends and I have been waiting for the return date.


Peggy January 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Perception was my favorite show and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it’s return. Please don’t cancel it. It’s ‘insight’ to the brain/mind is intriguing and it is written very well. Plus the actors are great on this show. Loved it from the opening of the first show and would hate to see it go.


Anonymous January 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

yes please renew
it is one of few show I like to watch


M Isenber January 19, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Please renew this brilliant show!!! It has a great cast, an unusual stoy line and great writing. Why do we get rid of these good shows, but you continue to play reruns ad nauseam of others shows. Bring back Dr. Pierce and his talent.


BDB January 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Love this show!!!


Kathryn January 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

My family has been waiting for the new season of Perception. This show is wonderful and intelligent. We have watched every episode a couple times. Even my husband has watched it because I tape it. It is clean, my grand kids can watch it and I don’t have to worry about it.
Eric McCormick is fantastic, the whole cast is. What were you guys thinking??? The truth is you weren’t.


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