‘Perception’ less than sum of its quirks
The crime drama “Perception” enters the schedule at a moment when its brilliant-but-damaged-sleuth premise feels instantly played out, no matter how feverishly the writers up the ante on the sleuth’s damage. McCormack’s Daniel Pierce is a schizophrenic neuroscience professor who has an unusual ability to crack difficult crimes, which he lends to the FBI on a weekly basis. How quirky is Daniel, who refuses to take his meds? Dude has more tics than a clock. “Perception” airs tonight on TNT at 10 p.m.