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Former Days of Our Lives star Krista Allen will guest-star on the freshman season of TNT's new drama Perception, has learned exclusively.

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stars Will & Grace's Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscientist and university professor who helps the FBI solve complex criminal cases.

Allen will play Allison Bannister, a wealthy alumna/widow who is a fan of Pierce's work. Naturally, university administrators will use Pierce to convince Bannister to fund the construction of a new life sciences building on campus.

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The series, which also stars Arjay Smith and Kelly Rowan, is currently in production on its first season. It is scheduled to premiere in Summer 2012.Besides her work on Days, Allen is known for her roles in Baywatch Hawaii, The Starter Wife, What About Brian?, Liar Liar and Anger Management.