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TNT TV series PerceptionNetwork: TNT
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 9, 2012 – present
Series status: Has not been 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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What do you think? Do you like the Perception TV series? How long do you think it should continue?


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Nell July 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Love Perception! Keep it going, going!!


Anonymous June 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

Is he blind


Elaine May 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Love Perception. Please do not cancel.


judy May 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I like the show a great deal. I love Eric McCormack , and was fascinated with how he managed to cope with his delusions — and so did we as the audience! It was quirky and clever, and I hope it’s back for another season. There are so many shows out there that are absolutely terrible, while others, like this one, are decent and thought-provoking. Please give us more of this show!!!


vesta zealthinoff May 19, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I LOVE this show and I NEED it to continue. I’m MAD that they (TNT) haven’t finished showing season 2 yet. VZ


TJ May 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I love the series and hope to see it returned.


eve3514 May 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Hubby and I find this series smart and watchable. We keep looking for the air dates and search on demand to keep up. Alas, the programmers are making it hard to find. Sorry to lose a clean, interesting show emphasis on people and not explicit sex.


Anonymous April 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

It’s great! Love watching it. When does it come on again?


Gloria April 2, 2014 at 11:35 pm

I really like this show. It helps to open peoples minds about mental illness and
I believe well thought out. I really like how each show ends with a philosophical
statement about the human mind…. I say keep the episodes coming. This show is a


Mary April 2, 2014 at 1:06 am

Perception is one of the few shows that I watch. It is intriguing, unpredictable, intelligent and has great character development. Please keep this show on!
Thanks you!


JILL THOMPSON March 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm

My husband and I love this show. We can see many directions this show could take and hope it lasts a good long time.


Marilee Greene March 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I love the show. Didn’t know it was back on. Watching tonight.


Marilee Greene March 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I love the show. I just realized it was back on. I’m watching tonight. Please don’t cancel.


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