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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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Anonymous October 14, 2014 at 1:21 am

Great show. Waiting for its return


Esther Perry October 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

I Love this show! It’s one of the few series I watch.


Lu Breeden September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I love this show. It has a unique view into the drama. No other show has this type of dialogue and fascination. What drew me to the show initially was the main actor that played on Will & Grace. I love him. Hope this show keeps airing. There are far too many uninteresting drama shows that I could care less about. This by far has my interest and willing to record to watch for later.


Kimberly Cramer September 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I so enjoy this show…the character interaction, the vulnerable intelligence of Eric Mccormack’ s character, and the enlightening lectures he delivers. And who wouldn’t like to have other-wordly friends giving us direction? DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW…we need more shows like this!!!


Maria S. September 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

This show is purely BRILLIANT, I love how it’s not ordinary detective . It combines mental illnesses with crimes which honestly puts more excitement into the series. My favorite! Plus it’s educational


Gary Herman September 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I look forward to this show each week. It’s nice to watch a show about intelligence instead of people trying to act cool or macho.


Elsje Massyn September 1, 2014 at 8:02 am

PERCEPTION is a brilliant show – excellently researched and greatly performed by the perfect group of actors. Hope the show can still pull out many rabbits from the hat and carry on for a long period of time. I put perception in my favourite group TV-shows, i.e. White Collar, Rizzoli & Isles, The Mentalist. Its good clean fun, no swearing, no explicit sex season, just good family fun that even my children can watch. I have learned SO MUCH from this show and understand people with mental challenges so much better. PERCEPTION has put out the misunderstanding flame against people with mental challenges and has opened the minds of the public to a deeper understanding and empathy with those who suffer from these illnesses.


michelle August 31, 2014 at 10:04 pm

I love this show. It’s a fresh take on the intelligent detective. I hope they run 5 seasons. Definitely deserves the hundred shows.


David Godsoe August 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Great show. If I miss an episode make sure and get caught up on demand. Love it. Every week.


sherry m August 28, 2014 at 12:09 am

My favorite show….hope it is renewed for years!


Cindy Burkett August 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm

LOVE, LOVE, THIS SHOW. I hope they will continue it!!!


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