Debra Messing may have finally come across a show that could match the success she found on Will & Grace.
The comedy/drama, which will air on NBC, stars Debra Messing as a successful homicide detective who has to balance her encompassing work with raising twin five-year-old boys as a single mother.
Apparently the drama part of this unusual hybrid is right up Debra Messing's alley.
"I have been an avid watcher of what was CourtTV and is now TruTV; live trials because I am fascinated by the judicial system. I am amazed by how extreme human nature can present itself. Life is more than interesting than art most of the time. In my downtime, I watch 48 Hours and Dateline and everything has to do with murder," she said.
"I know there's something I should explore about that with my therapist."
The comedy aspect of The Mysteries of Laura follows Debra Messing's Laura as she raises her boys, which as a working mother, she can totally relate to.
"There is something incredibly universal about the predicament and the thing that interested me was the specificity of her personal life and the specificity of the job she had to have," Messing said. "I never felt like we were creating a new wheel in terms of ... a woman can work and be a mother at the same time. If anything, the balance of the tone of the drama and the comedy that is going to be the newest adventure and the newest challenge because that we haven't seen on network TV before."
There is definitely something universal about how mothers who work can find the time to balance it all! Debra Messing knows that most of us are still trying to figure it all out, and are looking for a little comedic comiseration on screen.
Good luck to Debra Messing in her new show, The Mysteries of Laura! It will begin its run on Wednesday, Sept. 24th at 8/7c on NBC.
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