TNT’s hit dramas Rizzoli & Isles and Perception will return with four episodes on Tuesday, February 25th starting at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and Perception join Falling Skies as the core of TNT’s summer 2014 schedule. All four series have placed in the top ten basic cable dramas.
For Rizzoli & Isles it will going into its fifth season; both Major Crimes and Perception will be in their third seasons. Falling Skies was previously given a fourth season order. For more details, the official press release follows the jump.
TNT is one of my favorite cable channels. They suck you in with Law and Order re-runs and then hit you with their original procedural dramas like The Closer, Rizzoli and Isles, etc. They had a hole to fill with the departure of The Closer, so they turned to a new, surprise, procedural called Perception staring Eric McCormack and Rachael Leigh Cook. Its largely successful inaugural 10-episode run is now available on DVD. Perception was created by Kenneth Biller and Michael Sussman – the folks behind several of my favorite TV Shows: Smallville, Star Trek Voyager and Legend of the Seeker (a show that ended before its time).
Perception (TNT, Mondays, 10/9C) finds a unique way to play off the standard procedural. In this case, the consultant to the FBI is Dr. Daniel Pierce, the man who wrote the book (well, actually four of them) on forensic neuroscience – and a paranoid schizophrenic.
Eric McCormack stars in the new TNT series, Perception (Mondays, 10/9C), as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a university professor with a doctorate in neuroscience – and an out-of-balance brain chemistry that renders him a paranoid schizophrenic. Non-medicated, he uses music and complex puzzles to force his mind into what we perceive as a state of normalcy – but occasionally, it requires puzzles of a higher order to fully engage him. Thus, when a former student, FBI Agent Kate Moretti (Rachel Leigh Cook), approaches him for help on a particularly difficult murder investigation, he turns his unusual skills and brain chemistry on the problem.
McCormack recently took part in a teleconference Q&A session with a number of bloggers/journalists to talk about the series, which premieres Monday, July 9th.
TNT’s Perception (Mondays, 10/9C), is a series about a new kind of detective – Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack), a university professor and doctor of neuroscience with out-of-balance brain chemistry – who uses puzzles and music to stay off medication. His unique situation makes him especially qualified to consult on some of the FBI’s most puzzling cases.
LeVar Burton plays Dr. Paul Haley, Pierce’s boss and closest friend. On a teleconference Q&A session, Burton talked about seeking out the role; why he was so eager to attach himself to the series, and how he hopes it might restart the conversation on mental health (hopefully to take away the stigma attached to it).
Perception premieres on Monday, July 9th.
Nine series have been announced as part of TNT’s summer schedule – four newbies and five returning. So, whether you’re dying to see how The Closer finishes its run, curious to see what scams the Leverage gang has up its sleeve, are curious see how new series Perception’s paranoid schizophrenic specialist in neuroscience solves crimes, or just looking for some prime soap with Dallas, check out the premiere dates for all the TNT summer shows following the jump.