“The Mysteries of Laura” has added “Law & Order” alum Michael Smith as a co-exec producer, Variety has learned. Smith will provide both producer and director services to the second season of the Debra Messing dramedy on NBC.
Previously, Smith worked as a co-producer on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” starting in 2005, eventually rising the ranks to producer in 2010. He served as a co-exec producer on “SVU,” becoming an exec producer in 2013. Smith also co-exec produced USA Network’s”Satisfaction.”
His episodic directing credits include USA’s “Suits,” “Covert Affairs” and “White Collar,” plus NBC’s drama “Allegiance.”
“Mysteries of Laura” is created by Jeff Rake who for Season 2, will continue to exec produce with Greg Berlanti, Aaron Kaplan, Sarah Schechter, McG and Todd Lituchy.
Smith is repped by Gersh and manager Andrew Hersh at Thrive Entertainment.