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.