Perception is an American crime drama television series created by Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman. The series stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a schizophrenic neuropsychiatrist who assists the FBI on some of their most complex cases.
The series is broadcast in the United States on the cable channel TNT, and is produced by ABC Studios. It premiered on July 9, 2012.
On August 17, 2012, TNT renewed Perception for a second season consisting of 13 episodes, slated to premiere in Summer 2013.
Dr. Daniel Pierce, a talented but eccentric neuropsychiatrist, is enlisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in solving some of its most complex cases in Chicago. Dr. Pierce works closely with Special Agent Kate Moretti, a former student who recruited him to work with the FBI. Also on the team are Max Lewicki, Dr. Pierce's teaching assistant and Natalie Vincent, his best friend.
Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuropsychiatrist and professor at the (fictional) Chicago Lake Michigan University (CLMU), who is enlisted by the FBI as an expert consultant to assist on some of their most complex cases. Dr. Pierce's interest in neuroscience stems from his own long history of paranoid schizophrenia. As a high-functioning schizophrenic, Pierce's hallucinations sometimes enable him to pick out subtle clues in solving crimes.
Rachael Leigh Cook as Special Agent Kate Moretti, a former student of Pierce (who describes her as his "best student") and the FBI agent who recruited him. It is revealed that Kate's reassignment back to Chicago is a demotion for her tendency to "go beyond the scope of the assignments". She had a crush on Pierce during her college years and is his most trusting ally.