US cable network TNT has ordered an extended second season of its new FBI drama Perception.
The channel has given producer ABC Studios a 13-episode commission for 2013 ahead of the sixth installment of its 10-part debut season, which is due to air tonight.
Perception, which premiered on July 9 to 5.6 million viewers, follows an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases.
It was created by exec producer Ken Biller (Smallville) and co-exec producer Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Enterprise). Eric McCormack, who heads the cast, also produces.
Michael Wright, president and head of programming for Turner Broadcasting System-owned TNT, TBC and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) said Perception “has captured the imagination of TNT’s audience of armchair detectives.”
Perception was first announced last year.
In July this year, TNT ordered a pilot from Transformers producer Michael Bay called The Last Ship, based on the novel by William Brinkley.