Pilot Scoop: Debra Messing to Headline NBC's Greg Berlanti-Produced Mysteries of Laura

"Outside Mullinger" Broadway Opening Night - After PartyOne pilot mystery has been solved: Smash vet Debra Messing has nabbed the lead role in NBC’s procedural The Mysteries of Laura, TVLine has learned.

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Based on the Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, the project (from über-producer Greg Berlanti and frequent collaborator Jeff Rake) follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective (Messing) who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children.

McG (The O.C., Chuck)  is set to direct the pilot, which will shoot in New York (per Messing’s request).