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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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Connie December 17, 2014 at 2:03 am

Ok…here we go again! Out with the good & in with the bad. How backass wards can you get?
Do you realize people could actually be getting hope/encouragement from this show, on a realistic level? Think, people – THINK!
The acting is top notch, the story lines believable – maybe that’s the problem, huh?


claudiam280 December 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

One of the few shows that I really liked. We my husband and I wish that they had not cancelled this show it is innovative. Are you at least going to end it so the fans of this can have closure.


Helen December 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm

My sister and I call and talk about this show and what happened and what we think will happen next time … Everytime we get a good show that holds our interest and keeps bringing us back week after week … THEY CANCELL IT…. STUPID MEN….ITS A REALLY GOOD SHOW … KEEP IT ON …..


Iva Joyce Scheidemantel December 16, 2014 at 12:32 am

I don’t understand it, either. This is a really nice show. Even kids can watch it. No sex scenes or cursing. What the heck is wrong with TNT? They’re cancelling too many good shows. I’m 70 years old & I really enjoy watching it! Guess I’m gonna have to boycott TNT! Too bad.


Sue Mills December 11, 2014 at 8:38 am

This show should not be cancelled. And why isn’t the show available in DVD?


neenee December 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

the show is well written and the acting is superb.why is being cancelled??????this is a great show and it makes you THINK the plot out.Junk is left on the air and now my favorite show bites the dust.thanks for 39 great episodes


janice young December 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I was shocked that it was cancelled. I am so disappointed once again. Well, I guess like the others I will soon not have a reason to turn the tv set on. I hate the cancellation of this show and so many others through the years.


Karen December 10, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I don’t know why you are cancelling this show. It is great. The networks keep all the crap on and cancel shows like this. BooHoo


Bev December 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Very disappointing. So few good shows left. Pretty soon I won’t need cable at all.


Shari December 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

I wish it were being renewed. It’s an interesting premise and good acting.


Kay December 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Why would you cancel this show? It’s a unique program with great actors. I don’t understand why networks can’t get it right. They cancel the good & keep the crap. Next TNT will start running nothing but reality shows like the other networks. Then therell be nothing left to watch on tv. Well all have to subscribe to the movie channels, Netflix or read books. A&E has already lost me as a viewer for this very reason. I guess it’s cheaper to pay idiots to make fools of themselves than to put on quality programming.


radelya brownlee December 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I love the show, the different plots, the cast,
so please don’t cancel it .


Shirley Minto December 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

This channel just cannot keep it together. Nothing is consistent in programming and you have to hunt to find out when the show is going to be on or not. This was one of your better shows, it is just too bad.


Michelle December 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm

And yet another great show is cancelled – Who makes these decisions?


Myra December 1, 2014 at 1:01 am

This is one of my favorite shows. I was waiting for its return. Why does it seem that the networks cancel so much of their better programming. As someone else said, it is witty, intelligent, and has great casting with great chemistry. Please reconsider.


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