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Exclusive: Jeff Rake, writer/executive producer of Warner Bros TV‘s NBC pilot The Mysteries Of Laura, has signed an overall deal with the studio. Under the two-year pact, Rake will continue on Mysteries Of Laura if it goes to series as well as develop new projects. Mysteries Of Laura, which Rake adapted from the Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, stars Debra Messing as Laura Diamond, a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children. Wbtv is producing with Greg Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti Prods as well as Kapital Entertainment, the company of Rake’s producing partner Aaron Kaplan who will continue to work with Rake on projects under his overall deal. Rake has also been working as a co-executive producer on the Wbtv/Berlanti Prods freshman CW drama The Tomorrow People. He previously co-created NBC’s Miss Match and co-wrote the pilot »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
NBC and Debra Messing are continuing their long relationship with a drama pilot called "The Mysteries of Laura."
Messing, a season removed from "Smash," will play the title character in the show, and her involvement lifts a cast contingency on the pilot. The former "Will & Grace" star will play a homicide detective with a messy home life, where she's raising twins.
Messing is currently starring in "Oustide Mullingar" on Broadway and will film "The Mysteries of Laura" once the play's run ends in mid-March. The pilot will film in New York. »
Lake Bell has always demonstrated a knack for comedy, and since 2003, when I first saw her in "Miss Match," a short-lived TV vehicle for Alicia Silverstone, she has appeared in at least 30 different films or TV shows. Like any actress, she is at the mercy of Hollywood in terms of what roles she plays. Or at least… she was. "In A World…" played at last year's Sundance Film Festival, and I missed it there. Then I proceeded to miss it at least a half-dozen other times, including the actual release date. Finally, when it showed up on the stack »
- Drew McWeeny
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