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.