'Perception' Renewed: TNT Orders Season 2 Of Eric McCormack Drama

"Perception" has been renewed for a second season. The TNT drama, which stars Eric McCormack as a schizophrenic neuroscience professor who works with the FBI to help solve their most complicated cases, was picked up for 13 episodes in Season 2. A concrete airdate has yet to be announced, but the series is scheduled to return in 2013.

"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," said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and TCM, in a statement. "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."

According to the release, the show currently ranks second among basic cable's top new scripted series for the year-to-date, behind TNT's "The Closer" spin-off, "Major Crimes." HuffPost TV's Mo Ryan was lukewarm on the pilot, saying, "McCormack's energy and the chugging, unflashy competence of the show around him make 'Perception' watchable."

"Perception" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

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