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Debra Messing Cast in NBC Detective Pilot

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10:  Actress Debra Messing poses backstage at the Dennis Basso fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Debra Messing has been cast as the titular character in the NBC pilot The Mysteries of Laura, according to TVLine. The show, from producers Greg Berlanti and Jeff Rake, is based on the popular Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, about a woman who juggles being a homicide detective with raising twins. Oh joy, a cop show! We are so short on cop shows these days! Surely there is something in between the fiasco town that was Smash and a procedural, no?

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