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Perception

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

TV show dates: July 9, 2012 — March 17, 2015
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.
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Series Finale

Episode #39 — Run
When Moretti goes missing the day of her wedding, Pierce and Donnie set off in pursuit of the runaway bride. They soon learn that Kate has been abducted by a dangerous person from Pierce’s own past. Pierce and Donnie risk everything to save Moretti before it’s too late.
First aired: March 17, 2015

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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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Ellen Rausch April 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I am so very disappointed that Perception is cancelled! Please, please bring it back!

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writerlady April 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

PLEASE – bring Perception back!! It’s one of the best shows on TV. It is intelligent and makes one think – and it shows someone with a disability in the real working world. PLEASE – some other station – pick this series up!!!

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Chandra April 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! BRING PERCEPTION BACK!!!!!! It’s an excellent show, one of the better ones on television. Did anyone bother to ask the fans what they think? Do we have to have write in campaign to have it brought back? TNT listen to your public.

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KAMRAMNA April 1, 2015 at 11:30 am

Hey Chandra ! That’s exactly why Perception was given the axe … they couldn’t have possibly asked the viewership, no way, they probably didn’t want to ask . My opinion, thanks

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Anonymous April 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

I loved the show, the time slot was probably the reason for low ratings. (Tues @10:00) what were they thinking?

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Carolyn April 1, 2015 at 12:16 am

Perception is a wonderfully intelligent show. It does not deserve to be cancelled.

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Carolyn April 1, 2015 at 12:12 am

Perception should not be cancelled. I love absolutely love it.

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arline March 30, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Can’t believe USA would cancel an intelligent show for adults. Why? Inane reality show replacing it? Shame on you..

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Anonymous April 1, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Perception is on TNT!

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KAMRAMNA April 1, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Perception on TNT … you are referring too RERUNS of course. Let me know if TNT decides to order NEW episodes, they I’ll be interested .

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Anonymous March 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

we totally enjoyed this show. always gave something to think about regarding the brain. so sorry it was cancelled

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Billie Dee March 30, 2015 at 9:23 am

Not too many shows I really liked. Perception was one of them.

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Perry W. Polk March 30, 2015 at 12:04 am

My spouse and I love this show. It is always entertaining and the characters are fascinating. I really wish it would return.

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Derek March 30, 2015 at 2:52 am

With the hundreds of TV channels that have popped up in this country you would think they would like to to have Perception to boost their viewership. I guess reality shows are so low budget they would rather show them. It’s all just Dumb and Dumber.

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Suzanne Wirtz March 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm

I love this intelligent show. Perhaps that is why USA wants to cancel it?It is rare to have a prime time show indicate such thought provoking ideas and intelligent encouragement as seen and heard in Dr. Pierce’s lectures. Besides, the cast is fun, the problems are interesting and the relationships on the show are wonderful. Why cancel? indeed. I’ve become a cynic re television.

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Suzanne Wirtz March 28, 2015 at 9:50 pm

I love this intelligent show! Perhaps that is why USA wants to cancel it? It is rare to have a prime time show indicate such thought provoking ideas and intelligent encouragement as seen and heard in Drl Pierce’s lectures. The writing is smart, the cast is fun, the problems are interesting and the relationships on the show are wonderful. Why cancel? indeed. I’ve become a cynic re television.

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Ashley March 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

LOVE perception!!! why would USA want to cancel it?

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