Perception (television) Hour-long drama series on TNT, premiering July 9, 2012. An eccentric neuroscientist with a unique view of the world, Dr. Daniel Pierce, teams up with the FBI to crack difficult cases. He has an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the mind, but limited social skills. Stars Eric McCormack (Daniel Pierce), Rachael Leigh Cook (Agent Kate Moretti), Arjay Smith (Max Lewicki), Kelly Rowan (Natalie Vincent). From ABC Studios.