‘Perception’ Co-Creator/Showrunner Ken Biller Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 9:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of TNT’s renewal of Perception for a third season, the series’ co-creator/executive producer Ken Biller has signed a new, two-year oevrall deal with ABC Studios, the studio behind … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, ‘Major Crimes’ & ‘Perception’ Renewed

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 10:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT has ordered 15-episode new seasons of three of its highest performing original summer series, Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer spinoff Major Crimes and Perception, for next summer. The three join recently renewed Falling Skies. No decisions have been made yet on freshman King & Maxwell and Franklin & Bash, whose future is uncertain, as is that of the 2 reality series TNT launched in the summer, The Hero and 72 Hours.

The four renewed TNT dramas rank among basic cable’s Top 10 series with total viewers this summer, with Rizzoli & Isles leading the pack at No.1. Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles are two of basic cable’s Top 5 dramas with adults 18-49. “With the renewals of Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies and Perception, TNT has built an incredibly strong arsenal of scripted series,” Michael Wright said. “And it’s only going to get stronger with the addition of Mob City and the return of Dallas this winter, not to mention the debuts of The Last Ship and Legends next summer.” Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Returns Strong,’Perception’ Dips

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 12:31pm PDT

TNT’s detective and medical examiner team-up series returned last night for a fourth season up double digits in viewership and the key demos. At 9 PM, Rizzoli & Isles pulled in 6.6 million viewers, with 2.3 … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Gets Order For Four Additional Episodes, ‘Perception’ For One

By | Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 5:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TNT drama Major Crimes is getting its upcoming second season supersized. The network has ordered four … Read More »

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TNT Shifts Four Summer Series Premieres

By | Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 10:49am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT has tweaked the premiere dates for four of the nine original series (scripted and unscripted) it is running this summer. The change is biggest for Franklin & Bash, whose third season will launch June 19 … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Perception’ Renewed For 2nd Season

By | Friday August 17, 2012 @ 1:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT has ordered a second season of Perception, its freshman drama starring Eric McCormack. Perception, produced by ABC Studios, currently ranks second behind TNT’s just launched Closer spinoff Major Crimes among basic cable’s top new scripted series this year. The network has ordered 13 episodes for season two, which is slated to air in 2013. “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’s head of programming Michael Wright.

Perception, which airs Mondays at 10 PM, is averaging 7 million viewers (Live + 7), with 1.8 million adults 18-49 and 2.3 million adults 25-54. It centers on Dr. Daniel Pierce (McCormack), an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Read More »

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TV Ratings: ‘Good Afternoon America’ Bow Improves On Canceled ‘Revolution’

The premiere of ABC’s nine-week run of Good Afternoon America drew 1.923 million total viewers and 359,000 women 18-49 on Monday, according to fast national data released today. The one-hour extension of Good Morning America hosted by Lara Spencer … Read More »

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Two TNT Pilots Not Going Forward

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 8:21pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

As it picked up drama pilot Perception to series today, I hear TNT passed on the other two pilots that had been in contention: Mike Robe’s Bird Dog, about a father-daughter cop team, and Allan Loeb’s untitled project based … Read More »

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It’s Official: TNT Picks Up ‘Perception’ To Series, Renews ‘Southland’ For Season 4

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 11:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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TNT Pilot ‘Perception’ Nears Series Pickup

By | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 9:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Eric McCormack seems headed back to TNT’s primetime. Word is that TNT is closing in on a series order for the drama pilot Perception starring the Will & Grace alum. The project, from ABC Studios, centers on Dr. Geoffrey Pierce (McCormack), an eccentric, frequently erratic and brilliant … Read More »

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Steven Weber And D.L. Hughley Set As The Leads Of Allan Loeb’s TNT Pilot

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip co-stars Steven Weber and D.L. Hughley are reuniting on TNT. Weber and Hughley have  been tapped as the two leads of TNT’s untitled pilot from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps writer Allan Loeb. In other TNT pilot casting, Arjay Smith has landed a lead role opposite Eric McCormack in the network’s drama Perception.

Based on Marshall Karp’s novel The Rabbit Factory, the Lionsgate TV-produced Allan Loeb project centers on recently widowed police Detective Mike Lomax (Weber) and his newly married partner, Terry Biggs (Hughley), who delve into a world of mystery, intrigue and occasional hijinks. Lomax, who continues to receive humorous and heartfelt weekly letters from his wife a year after her death, tries to navigate the singles world while also maintaining his pedigree as one of L.A.’s finest. Loeb wrote the pilot script and is executive producing with Steven Pearl. Ken Topolsky is co-executive producing. Weber, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment, is already in business with TNT. He has a 3-episode arc on the network’s upcoming sci-fi series Fallen Skies. Hughley, who has an arc on TBS’ upcoming comedy series Glory Daze, is with ICM and 3 Arts. Read More »

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It’s Official: Eric McCormack To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Perception’

Nellie Andreeva

Following some pretty intense final negotiations, Eric McCormack has closed a deal to return to TNT as the star of the network’s pilot Perception. The Will & Grace alum will play the lead in the project, Dr. … Read More »

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