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TNT Offers 'Perception'

Generally, TNT is usually the best network in terms of sending out DVD screeners of their shows. So the fact I didn't get one for "Perception," (TNT, 10 p.m.) which debuts tonight, means either they didn't send one or it got lost in the mail.

I'll assume the latter, but it means I can't tell you a whole lot about the new crime drama, except that it stars Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace") as a brilliant professor who specializes in human behavior. The problem is, he's also a schizophrenic and generally under psychiatric observation. Still, that doesn't mean the FBI won't bring him in as a consultant.

"Perception" is the latest in a string of dramas where the hero has some sort of quirky fault to go along with his brilliance. You can trace the trend all the way back to "Monk," but it also shows up in "House," "The Mentalist," "Body of Proof," and so forth.

MONDAY'S BEST BETS: "Perception" follows the premiere of "The Closer" at 9 p.m., which is down to its final six episodes.

Also on cable, SyFy has new episodes of "Eureka" and "Lost Girl" from 9-11 p.m., while MTV airs a new "Teen Wolf" at 10 p.m.

On the networks, "The Bachelorette" (ABC, 8 p.m.) is new.

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