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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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Anonymous March 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I love this show – am an early riser so am having difficulty watching it at 10 pm.
Last episdes were at 9:00 pm. Can you possibly re-run the latest episodes on the weekend at nite.
Please keep this show on the air – it is entertaining and not your usual fluff.


Dave March 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Can’t wait for the new season to start


Secenia February 27, 2014 at 12:26 am

Love love love this series!!!!!! Out of state for a while & set my dvr before I left can’t wait to get back Relax n watch.


Bob R February 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Excellent show. Am waiting for the return. When will that be?


pat February 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm

So glad this show not cancelled. One of the enjoyable and intelligent shows on TV.


TerryKD January 8, 2014 at 7:13 am

Hope this show begins again soon. One of the few intelligent shows on TV! Bring it back, Please!


Anonymous January 7, 2014 at 11:52 pm

I love this show and am so glad to hear it has not been cancelled! Can’t wait for it to start again!


lynne purcell December 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Don’t cancel. I love this show, the whole premise makes me rewind and think.


Pat Cooper December 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I love this show and was afraid it was not returning. Yeah, can’t wait for the new season.


K. Kazalonis December 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Another one of those shows that makes you think. Heaven forbid we should have shows on TV that make us think!!! Keep this show on the air.


Counselor1 December 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Did I say how much I love this show. As a counselor educator all my grads love this show


Anonymous December 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Fantastic show. I am a therapist and chair of counselor education for a small college and this is so real. I encourage all my graduates to watch.


Anonymous November 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Love,love this show


Anonymous November 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I agree completely with the above comment. When will it be on again?


Donna October 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I love the show. I watch it every week it is on and appreciate it does not push unnecessary boundaries or sexual issues. It has good story lines


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