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‘Perception’ less than sum of its quirks

Enough with the ultraquirky crime solvers! For years now, TV executives have tried to push beyond the stale case-focused “Law & Order” procedural model with series such as “Monk,” “Unforgettable,” “Person of Interest,” “Numb3rs,” “The Mentalist,” “Medium,” and “Bones.” They’ve moved from straight-up to totally bent. But now the ultraquirky crime-solver model has itself become a tired formula. Meet the new cliché, same as the old cliché.

Which brings me to TNT’s “Perception,” which stars Eric McCormack and premieres tonight at 10 after the return of “The Closer.”

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