Video: Debra Messing's Philosophical Take on Smash — 'It Had Its Moment'

If you still haven’t recovered from NBC’s cancellation of Smash, take heed: You are not alone.

“I hear people telling me that all the time,” series star Debra Messing told TVLine’s Michael Ausiello on the 2014 Emmys red carpet, where she was promoting her new series The Mysteries of Laura.

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The actress says that she, too, gets wistful about the demise of the polarizing musical drama, but takes a philosophical approach to its too-short, two-season run.

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It helps, of course, that her new NBC series, based on a Spanish series of the same name, achieves what Messing calls a Columbo-esque “balance” of light humor and weekly murder. The Mysteries of Laura premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c.

Press PLAY for the full Q&A, then hit the comments and share your anticipation level for Messing’s return to TV.

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  1. ChuckNerd says:

    The Spanish original is not a telenovela. It’s a regular series with 6-13 episodes per season. Looking forward to seeing how the story translates to the US.

  2. Hurley says:

    telenovela??? It’s not a telenovela

  3. David H says:

    I miss “Smash” as well and thought it was a wonderful show. But I also remember how the message boards here and on other sites were filled with vitriol after each new episode aired, particularly during the second season. Now, all of a sudden, everyone thinks it’s great?

    • Tracy says:

      NBC should never have listened to the so-called hate watchers! What kind of idiot spends their time watching a show they hate? The kind who lives in their parent’s basement and doesn’t have money to spend on advertisers products! Also, the kind who isn’t mature enough or smart enough to appreciate a show like SMASH!

  4. Fernanda says:

    I miss SMASH Season 1. I don’t miss Hit List or Jeremy Jordan annoying character. Although, it had a good series finale, other recently cancelled shows can’t

  5. JR says:

    Jeremy Jordan was the best part of Smash.

  6. Tracy says:

    SMASH season one was amazing! Then they hired that horrible, unqualified idiot Josh Safran as showrunner for season two and he destroyed the show! They should bring SMASH back but without Safran!

  7. yup it’s a causally 6 to 13 or 14 max!

  8. blklips4lp says:

    The thing is, they could actually bring SMASH back and we would be on board. As long as it is like season 1. Season 2 was a complete nightmare. It was campy and fun, and they when they removed both, there was nothing left.

  9. blklips4lp says:

    my buddy and I talked every commercial during SMASH. Loved it. And the mashup from Adele’s rumor has it, sold us for the whole ride. It was fun! What happened? And the blonde could sing!