According to TVLine's Michael Ausiello, TNT has renewed Perception for a 13-episode second season. Here's an excerpt from the article:
“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 TNT prez Michael Wright. “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.”
Perception wraps Season 1 in mid-September. Its 13-epiosde second season is slated to air next year.
Link to the full article:Perception Renewed By TNT — Season 2 - TVLine
My thoughts: I'm beyond thrilled that Perception has been renewed for a second season for several reasons. First off, I've been a huge fan of Eric McCormack's ever since he was on Will & Grace. Plus, I just think it's a great show and it offers a creative take on the crime solving TV genre. I love how Perception really keeps you guessing about what's real and what's simply a hallucination that Daniel Pierce is having.
It wasn't until more recent years that I started watching a lot of crime solving TV shows when more and more shows were being created that put a unique take on the genre and aren't extremely formulaic like the CSI franchise, which I've never been able to get into. Aside from Perception, the other crime shows that I really love are Grimm, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Body of Proof and Lie To Me before it got cancelled.