NBC has given a full-season order to a new comedic drama series. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the network expanded its order for “The Mysteries of Laura,” which stars Debra Messing as a detective with a messy home life.
“The show has proved to be a reliable performer since its premiere,” the story notes, adding that it marks the first network hit for a former cast member of NBC’s “Will & Grace.”
Messing’s last series, NBC’s “Smash,” didn’t fare as well, and was canceled after two seasons, while Sean Hayes’ comedy “Sean Saves the World” was canceled by NBC after just 15 episodes were produced. Eric McCormick is currently starring in TNT’s “Perception” while Megan Mullally is now starring in Broadway’s “It’s Only a Play.”