Pasadena, CA -- Speaking at a CW executive retreat forever changed Lorri Bernson's life. A two-time graduate of Guide Dogs of America, she was there to talk about CW Good's partnership with that organization, and out of her talk the idea for the network’s new series In the Dark was born. In the series Perry Mattfeld (pictured above, left) stars as Murphy Mason, a woman blinded at age 14 who is now on a path of self-destruction. Murphy spends much of her time sleeping, drinking, smoking, indulging in casual sex and basically being rude to those closest to her -- including her adorable guide dog Pretzel. Murphy is also quite brilliant and after her friend Tyson is murdered, sets about to solve the crime, aided by Pretzel, of course.