TNT renews Eric McCormack-led drama 'Perception'

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TNT renews Eric McCormack-led drama ‘Perception’

LOS ANGELES — Eric McCormack’s second time on TNT seems to be the charm: The network has renewed the crime-solving drama “Perception,” in which he stars, for a second season.

The network has ordered 13 episodes for the show’s sophomore outing, which is slated to air in 2013. In the series, McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a scruffy, eccentric neuroscientist and paranoid schizophrenic who helps the federal government solve difficult cases.

It’s McCormack’s second series on the network. His first, “Trust Me,” set inside a fictional advertising firm, was canceled after its first season.

“Perception,” which airs Monday nights on the network, premiered in July to 5.6 million viewers and, according to the network, it ranks second behind TNT’s other drama, “Major Crimes,” among basic cable’s top new scripted series for the year to date.

Its first-season finale is set to air in September.

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