Debra Messing to Star in NBC Pilot ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

Debra Messing to Star in NBC Pilot 'The Mysteries of Laura'

“Smash” actress will play a detective in new drama from producer Greg Berlanti

Debra Messing will headline the new NBC drama pilot “The Mysteries of Laura,” playing a homicide detective who can handle killers — but not her devilish twin sons.

Messing previously starred in NBC's comedy hit “Will & Grace”, as well as the network's recent musical drama, “Smash”.  Last season, the actress was attached to a CBS comedy that didn't go to series. “Laura”, which is based on a Spanish format, marks her return to drama.

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The show, written by Jeff Rake and executive produced by Rake, Greg Berlanti and Aaron Kaplan, aims to mix procedural drama with a biting sense of humor. “Laura” comes from Warner Bros. TV.