NBC Gives ‘Mysteries of Laura’ Full Season Pickup

NBC has given Debra Messing’s cop dramedy “Mysteries of Laura” a full-season order, picking up an additional nine episodes of the freshman series.

“Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences,” said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season.”

“Laura” has established itself as a solid ratings performer for NBC on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., averaging a 1.8 demo rating in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers overall. NBC notes that the series is the only freshman drama on the Big Four networks to remain within 0.2 demo points of its series premiere in its subsequent episodes. It has improved its 8 p.m. Wednesday timeslot 58% or 3.3 million year-over-year.

Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar and Max Jenkins also star.

Jeff Rake and McG serve as executive producers along with Greg Berlanti, Aaron Kaplan, Todd Lituchy and Sarah Schechter. “The Mysteries of Laura” is a production of Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and Kapital Entertainment.

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