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Debra Messing will go for laughs again after nabbing the lead role in ABC's comedy pilot Wright vs. Wrong.

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The Will & Grace alum will play Evelyn Wright, a conservative pundit whose personal life and public persona sometimes conflict, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Messing, 41, will also serve as an executive producer.

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The actress, who won an Emmy during her eight-year Will & Grace stint, most recently starred on USA's miniseries and subsequent series The Starter Wife.