6:57 pm - 08/18/2012

'Perception' renewed for a second season on TNT

TNT is giving a second look to its crime drama "Perception."

The cable channel has renewed the series, which stars Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscientist (and paranoid schizophrenic) who consults with the FBI on cases, for a second season. The show has enjoyed strong ratings so far airing behind "The Closer" and will be paired with "Major Crimes" for the rest of the season.

"'Perception' has captured the imagination of TNT's audience of armchair detectives with wonderfully intricate cases, emotionally charged situations and, of course, a terrific cast led by Eric McCormack," TNT president and head of programming Michael Wright says. The cast also includes Rachael Leigh CookArjay Smith and Kelly Rowan.

So far this season the show is averaging 7 million viewers per episode (including DVR viewing), with about a third of that audience falling in TNT's sweet spot of adults 25-54.

Season 2 of "Perception" will run 13 episodes and premiere sometime next year.

sugarcrashed 19th-Aug-2012 02:16 am (UTC)
do you think he is an objectum sexual with that bag?
violue 19th-Aug-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
So, how is it?

Is it some sort of amalgamation of House and Monk?? If so, pass.
artemisbones94 19th-Aug-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
Pretty much. Its a shameful ripoff of any character with several quirks and a disability of some kind and slapped into a crime drama setting. In other words, don't waste your time, it isn't very good.
chokey_lowkey 19th-Aug-2012 02:21 am (UTC)
and "A beautiful mind"
hollymarchosias 19th-Aug-2012 05:44 am (UTC)
I turned this off in the middle of the first episode. Don't go through it.
rubberkeyhole 19th-Aug-2012 10:53 am (UTC)
I agree. I can't believe it was renewed.
wintourseason 19th-Aug-2012 11:15 am (UTC)
House (MISANTHROPY), Bones (ASPERGER'S), Monk (OCD), Numbers (AUTISM), take your pick.
xtinkerbellax 19th-Aug-2012 02:28 am (UTC)
I wasn't really impressed with the premiere of Major Crimes, but I never watched The Closer. I haven't seen enough of this show to have an opinion on it. When does Southland come back?
thishollywood 19th-Aug-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
February 2013
xtinkerbellax 19th-Aug-2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Eww, I feel like it's been forever already.
thishollywood 19th-Aug-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
i know, and im pissed as hale that lucy lui isnt going to be back. i thought she was a really good addition to the cast.
josiefier 19th-Aug-2012 03:16 am (UTC)
I watched every ep. of The Closer and I still wasn't impressed with Major Crimes' premiere. I knew I wouldn't ~love it, but given my two fave characters are there I expected to at least like it. Oh well, I guess.
misscrystal 19th-Aug-2012 04:35 am (UTC)
Same here. It's just not the same without Brenda Lee, but I'll give it more time to win me over.
josiefier 19th-Aug-2012 04:39 am (UTC)
Same. I want to like it but I was never much of a Raydor fan and I'm not sure how I feel about the new characters. I'm just hoping they'll grow on me since it's not like I started out liking Flynn or Taylor either but now I can't imagine the show(s) without them.
misscrystal 19th-Aug-2012 04:55 am (UTC)
I really want to like it, too. I just wish Captain Raydor were sassier. She was more of a badass when they first introduced her as an adversarial character, but they toned her down when she became Brenda's ally. They need reclaim her toughness.

Also, I'm glad to see someone else who appreciates Commander Taylor. He turned out to be more loyal to Brenda than Pope was--you know, after he stopped being a dick.

Edited at 2012-08-19 04:55 am (UTC)
josiefier 19th-Aug-2012 05:04 am (UTC)
Agreed. And I think Taylor won me over completely totally thoroughly after ~what happened with Courtney B. Vance's character~ and how Taylor was wandering around like his entire world had been shattered. I'd begun to like him a while before that, but from there I just wanted to hug him.
frenchverbs 19th-Aug-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
I hated the MC premiere. DNW Raydor in any capacity. Plus, Gabriel is gone, and he was my second favorite character next to Brenda.
marinade 19th-Aug-2012 02:30 am (UTC)
I love Rachel Leigh Cook but I don't think she's good on the show.
ljubavirakija 21st-Aug-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)

Her character is really annoying
thishollywood 19th-Aug-2012 02:35 am (UTC)
i wish they would move away from the "he sees an imaginary person who helps him solve the case" thing. be more creative... switch it up plz.

that & the religious episode from 2 weeks back had me rme so hard.
nikkyc2001 19th-Aug-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
When will they stop with the eccentric-yet-brilliant-characters-who-solve-crime as a television story line? It's done and done and done again. Just stop.
evett 19th-Aug-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I couldn't finish the pilot.

I'm sick of the genius but tortured guy solving shit tv shows tbqh.
maisontv 19th-Aug-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
I don't think this show is anything special, but I do like some of the notes they hit in regards to mental illness. Like how he hides his symptoms from Rachel Leigh Cook's character even though she knows about the schizophrenia because knowing it isn't the same as dealing with it.

Monk may have done this too, but I never watched it so I wouldn't know.
ichthyosaur 19th-Aug-2012 03:02 am (UTC)
I loved Monk but I felt so awful for him at times when you could tell his OCD was so frustrating to him.
josiefier 19th-Aug-2012 02:59 am (UTC)
I'm still waiting for Jonathan Tucker's ep. to air. Other than that I don't care.
xtinkerbellax 19th-Aug-2012 03:12 am (UTC)
I love him I saw him in on of the commercials for this show, I might have to watch that episode.
josiefier 19th-Aug-2012 03:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, that promo is like a, "This season on..." deal. I've DVR'd every ep. so far only to fast forward to the guest credits and then delete them as soon as I see they're not his ep.
lovepollution 19th-Aug-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
I always think Eric McCormack and Thomas Gibson (who'll be forever Greg from Dharma & Greg to me) are the same person.
artemisbones94 19th-Aug-2012 03:11 am (UTC)
lol it didn't help when he did a cameo with Jenna Elfman on Two and A Half Men. xD
hangthemj 19th-Aug-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
dicklerlikewhoa 19th-Aug-2012 03:17 am (UTC)
I really like it.
hypermuseic9 19th-Aug-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
i tried watching this show because RLC is so gorgeous but it's seriously nothing new. So unoriginal.
prophecypro 19th-Aug-2012 04:08 am (UTC)
Been meaning to watch this for Rachel. The previews make it look like every other eccentric genius solves cases show but then again TNT lived off unoriginality just like TBS and USA
treebraids 19th-Aug-2012 09:05 am (UTC)
I watched the first episode and couldn't believe how awful it is.
kingsmere 19th-Aug-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Somebody I went to school with apparently has a role on this show. I can't be bothered tuning in, though.
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