Perception

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?

Canceled and renewed TV show

624 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Cindy Wilson says

    I really enjoyed this show very much. We seldom see shows that actually give hope to people that aren’t the norm in society. They are usually depicted in negative terms. I believe everyone has something to contribute to this world. They need role models, encouragement and support from those of us who take so much for granted. More shows with a hopeful message and positive role models are needed. America is being saturated with Armegedon scenarios, violence, callouness, hysterics and brutality. I think what you see is what you’ll get in the future from our victimized youth who essentially have been initiated by the media.

  2. says

    Very ambiguous – Series not cancelled but still no notice of when the next season will be done. We have watched, A GIFTED MAN, ALCATRAZ AND NOW THIS. FED UP GETTING INTO A PROGRAMME ONLY TO HAVE IT PULLED. WHAT’S THE POINT WATCHING ANOTHER SERIES AS THE MOST LIKELY THING TO HAPPEN IS THAT IT WILL ALSO BE CANCELLED. IF IT IS NOT CANCELLED MAKE A NEW ONE THEN. COME ON.

  3. Prosper Egan says

    Bring this show back. It’s a wonderful premise; the damaged man who solves crimes. Bring himn out of the hospital and let him start solving crimes again. There is a lot of going on.

  4. mary parrish says

    I loved “Perception” – story and cast- and was very sorry when it didn’t return. I hope TNT will bring it back, it was one of the better shows on tv.

  5. sandra levy says

    Spectacularly “creative”, entertaining & intriguing plot! Superb
    casting. Please continue with this show. We are hooked and many
    will catch up, indubitably.

    Years. The series should continue for at least 6 years.
    Because the story is universal it has much life to offer.

    Perception is a gift, a skill to be acquired and sorely overlooked.
    In my opinion it is the missing factor in the art of communication.
    Because of this deficit in the ability to discipher facial & body
    language perception & comprehension is non existent. Superficiality
    feeds the already stunted & shallow cultural malaise.
    “Great job” Kudos to the writer/s, (?) if more than one, to the
    director and very grateful for the producer and Network.
    goldensparrow AKA filosofia, precious & geneviêve
    editor/translator ( English Spanish) & social fascilitator.

  6. Michele says

    I loved this show! So very different. I’;ve missed it & hope it continues for many seasons. I also love Eric McCormick.

  7. alice hecht soliman says

    I really enjoyed this show. It was a bit different and has an interesting take on brilliance and disability. I really hope this show continues.

  8. Denise says

    As others series are returning shortly I wondered when this would be aired. I had a slight panic when I couldn’t find any details but am pleased to find that it will be back, although I don’t know when it will screen in Britain.

  9. barbel says

    They indicated that Perception would be back in January. I was very disappointed when they didn’t bring the series back. Please renew this program.

  10. mary says

    love the show–hopefully it does not get cancelled. agree with atn–all the shows that I follow and really get involved in get cancelled. way too many reality shows.
    keep Perception going.

Leave a Comment

Your comment may need approval from a moderator before it appears. We review comments to weed out spam, duplicate postings and personal attacks. We welcome constructive discussion.