In addition to renewing "Southland" for a fourth season, TNT has also announced today that it has handed out a 10-episode order to "Perception", a new crime drama that is set to premier next year.
From the press release:
In PERCEPTION, Eric McCormack plays Dr. Geoffrey Pierce, an eccentric neuroscientist who uses his unique outlook and expertise to help the federal government crack difficult cases. Pierce's intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind are matched by his equally odd and imaginative view of the world. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Rossi, Pierce's former student and the person responsible for recruiting him to work for the government. Arjay Smith plays Max Lewicki, Pierce's teaching assistant who has spent nine years at college. Kelly Rowan is Natalie Vincent, Pierce's best friend and every bit his intellectual equal.
"When we saw the pilot for PERCEPTION, it confirmed what we thought from the first pitch: It's a perfect fit for TNT's original series lineup," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "With its blend of intensity, emotion, humor, smart storytelling, sharp direction and a buzz-worthy performance from Eric McCormack, PERCEPTION is a hugely entertaining show we believe TNT viewers will love."