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.

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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  1. Lea Velasquez-Carroll says

    I love this show!!! It could go on for many seasons and I hope it does! Eric Mc Corrmick is great, I loved him on Will and Grace and I am happy to see him on tv again.

  2. teeoff10 says

    My family started to watch and loved it…then it was difficult to find..I am happy to see that it has not been cancelled. It is a great show.

    • Joyce says

      I just discovered this show and LOVE IT!!! Please don’t cancel — I need to catch up on back episodes now. Love him…adorable + genius = awesome guy.

  3. Cher Gallagher says

    Just watched Pwexeption as it was recommended by a friend. I found it very interesting and will continue to watch as long as the series continues

  4. Argent says

    What pulled me in was the preview sequence with the well -endowed coed (Laura Carswell, Stimulus Package) trying to seduce the professor. The show is entertaining in its way, but I’m not able to buy Rachel Leigh Cook as an FBI agent….she really looks far too young. And since the professor is hallucinating different people that help him solve crimes with her( people he can see, but noone else can), what is the show trying to say? He’s better off insane or off his meds? Why is he so together when he’s lecturing his class and the second he’s not, he’s scatterbrained and manic ? Its a bit too gimmicky. What worked for Monk or the Mentalist may not work here.

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