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Eric McCormack to star in new TNT pilot

October 28, 2010 |  1:05 pm

Eric McCormack, who is best known for his comedic turn on "Will & Grace," will star in and produce a new   pilot for TNT in which he will play an eccentric neuroscientist.Ericm1

In the pilot, which has the working title "Perception," McCormack plays Dr. Geoffrey Pierce, who uses his unique "outlook to help the federal government solve complex cases." Executive producers for the project are Kenneth Biller ("Smallville") and Mike Sussman ("Star Trek: Voyager").

The pilot marks the third project McCormack has done for TNT. He previously starred in the 2009 comedy-drama "Trust Me" and co-produced the 2007 pilot "Imperfect Union."

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Eric McCormack Credit: Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times