TNT’s ‘Perception’ Renewed For Second Season

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TNT has renewed freshman drama series Perception for a second season. The network has ordered 13 episodes for the show’s second season, which is slated to air in 2013. The drama series joins Dallas, Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles, all of which have been renewed by TNT for another season.

Created by Kenneth Biller & Mike Sussman, the drama series, which is in the middle of airing its first season, follows Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Perception is produced by ABC Studios and Stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, Rachel Leigh Cook as FBI Special Agent Kate Moretti, Arjay Smith as Max Lewicki, Kelly Rowan as Natalie Vincent and LeVar Burton as Paul Haley.

Across its first season, Perception has been averaging 7 million viewers in live + 7 delivery, with 1.8 million adults 18-49 and 2.3 million adults 25-54. The July 9th series premiere of Perception ranks third behind the Aug. 13 premiere of Major Crimes and the June 13 premiere of TNT’s Dallas on the list of this year’s top series debuts on cable. The series also ranks second behind TNT’s Major Crimes among basic cable’s top new scripted series launches for the year-to-date.

Speaking of the renewal, Michael Wright, President and head of programming for TNT, TBS and TCM, said: “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. Daniel Pierce is a truly unique and fascinating addition to television’s pantheon of crime solvers. We look forward to seeing where Perception takes us next.”

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