TNT has just announced their summer schedule which includes a new show called Perception from veteran Star Trek writer/producers Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman. Starring Eric McCormack, Perception is a different kind of procedural and it will feature Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton in a recurring role. See video previews of the show below, along with behind the scenes video of LeVar.
LeVar Burton in ‘Perception’ from Trek vets Biller and Sussman
Following their collaborating on the fantasy series Legend of the Seeker, Star Trek writer/producers Mike Sussman (w/ 33 writing credits for Enterprise & Voyager) and Kenneth Biller (with 35 Voyager writing credits, and two as director) created Perception for TNT. The show is a different kind of procedural, starring Eric McCormack (Will and Grace, Free Enterprise). Here is the official synopsis:
In Perception, Eric McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Pierce has an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. He also has an uncanny ability to see patterns and look past people’s conscious emotions to see what lies beneath.
Also on board is Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton, who has a recurring role as the long-time friend of Dr. Pierce and dean of his university. LeVar will be in 6 out of 10 episodes in the first season. The premiere is on Monday July 9 at 10 PM. Here are some preview videos about the show and with LeVar behind the scenes.
LeVar Burton on playing Dean Haley and how "Kunta can be funny":
LeVar on his puking/morgue scene:
More about the show at TNTDrama.com.