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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.

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


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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PEOPLE EVER WHERE May 22, 2015 at 8:17 am



Don May 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm

What???? They have cancelled it?…Don’t do it..TNT wants us o tune in nd watch their show’s, we get hooked and now theywan to cancel Perception, HOW about I just quit watching all their show’s and go back to the network I was watching..Bring it back or I for one will leave to, and yes, a lot of my friends sad they would go with me, your choice….


Beth May 20, 2015 at 1:51 am

Please bring it back !!! Eric is phenomenal along with the rest of the cast. It is very different and thought-provoking. Thank you.


Jerry May 19, 2015 at 7:37 pm

“Perception” should not have been cancelled! Given the current programing that either recycles the same stale plots or is meant to appeal to the average 5th grader, something fresh, fun and cerebral was a real treat. Too bad that not enough of the public is watching TV in real ‘program’ time, rather than binging on mulitple episodes. Networks need to start to modify the way that their ratings are affecting programing. Most people I know don’t watch TV in real time, but on their own schedule based on their availability. This means that good inventive programing is removed from the network schedules due to lackluster ratings and the generic, mindless drivel is retained.


DENNIS May 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm



P Butler May 18, 2015 at 7:35 pm

why is it that they put good shows on then cancel them. Perception was one of the better shows to watch. But they keep on shows like How t get away with murder which is a stupid show to watch. Get rid of the reality shows and give good entertainment a chance.


Dianne Christeson May 18, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Another smart show being canceled! I look forward to watching this cast perform. They are great at what they do and keep me entirely entertained. It’s such a good show, of course you are canceling it!! Please reconsider or perhaps another channel will see the benefit of having a great show on their station!


Jenny vukelich May 17, 2015 at 9:12 pm

It appears obvious that a show requiring intelect on the part of the viewers, writers and researchers is cancelled because it doesn’t appeal to the lowest denominator. How sad.


Mary Ann Ashworth May 16, 2015 at 11:35 pm

I thought there was a lot of good thoughts and things in the show to help with the problems we face in life Mary Ann mistake to cancel it for some junky show


Darla Stelmacki May 16, 2015 at 8:40 pm

I can’t believe you are canceling such a fantastic show. The storyline and the actors are marvelous. I totally, totally agree with every single word the above people have stated. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL PERCEPTION!!!


michael musso May 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

We give cell phones to illegals, tax refunds to those with no income, is it any wonder that the best scripted and acted show in years would not appeal to the viewers with an IQ of a used brillo pad!


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