NBC has given a full-season, 22-episode order to The Mysteries of Laura.
"Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "We can't wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season."
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The series stars Messing as a New York City homicide detective struggling to balance her demanding job with her hectic life at home with rambunctious twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband, Jake (Josh Lucas), who becomes her new boss. (She's a mom and a cop!?) Since its premiere, 48 percent of more than 13,000 TVGuide.com users said that they liked the show in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, while 37 percent said that they didn't and 15 percent said it was too soon to tell.
Nolan Sotillo, Charlie Rowe
One of the trickier balancing acts of the season is being performed by Fox's Red Band Society (Wednesday, 9/8c), which aims to be a feel-good show about kids who feel bad. As in indefinite-hospital-stay bad. Amputation bad. Eating disorder, heart disease and cancer bad.
Charlie Reina, Debra Messing, Josh Lucas
Like the song she belts out in the pilot, Debra Messing says her Mysteries of Laura character is a warrior.
"She's a badass," Messing tells us in the video below. "I love that she is the top of her game at work, she doesn't care what she looks like, she is deeply in love with her sons [and] no matter what kind of torture they do on the school or the babysitter or whatever, she always has their back."
Charlie Reina, Debra Messing and Vincent Reina
Debra Messing has done sitcoms (Will & Grace) and dramas (the scarf-happy Smash), which is exactly why her upcoming series, NBC's The Mysteries of Laura, appealed to her.
"I didn't have to choose: 'Do I want to do a comedy or do I want to do a drama?'" she told reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association fall previews. "It does feel like...
Casey Wilson, Ken Marino
NBC has released trailers for its new fall series, including Marry Me, starring Casey Wilson, and Constantine, based on the Hellblazer comics. Check them out below.
Based on the popular comic book series Hellblazer, Constantine stars Matt Ryan as the titular demon hunter and master of the occult. He struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past, but he is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness...
NBC has given series orders to DC Comics drama Constantine, Debra Messing cop dramedy The Mysteries of Laura, rom-com A to Z, NASA comedy Mission Control, Kate Walsh's Bad Judge and midseason entry One Big Happy, TVGuide.com has learned.
Josh Lucas has been tapped to star opposite Debra Messing in NBC's The Mysteries of Laura pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
The Mysteries of Laura is a procedural dramedy featuring a quirky female homicide detective (Messing) who juggles high-stakes crime with...
Heroes alum Adrian Pasdar is headed to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a very well-known role.
The actor, who voices the character of Iron Man in ...
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez and Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas and his wife, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, are divorcing after nearly two years of marriage, People reports.
According to a source, Henriquez, a writer, filed for divorce in New York this month.
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas and his wife Jessica have welcomed a baby boy named Noah Rev Maurer, People reports.
Noah was born Friday in New York City and weighed in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces.
Lucas, 41, announced in March that he was married and that he and his new wife were expecting their first child.
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