TNT’s ‘Perception’ Gets Second-Season Pickup

The Eric McCormack-starring drama "Perception" has averaged 7 million total viewers since its series premiere

TNT has decided that its new drama "Perception" is sharp enough for a second season.

The cable network said Friday that it has renewed the drama for a 13-episode second season, which will air next year.

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The series, which stars "Will & Grace" alum Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases, has averaged 7 million total viewers since its July 9 premiere, with 1.8 million of them landing in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. The premiere ranked third among cable series premieres this year, behind "Major Crimes" and "Dallas," also on TNT.

"Perception," which also stars Rachael Leigh Cook, airs Mondays at 10 p.m.