The Mysteries of Laura was an NBC network comedy-drama TV series created by Jeff Rake, starring Debra Messing. It was originally adapted from a Spanish-language TV show called "Los misterios de Laura."
The series also starred Laz Alonso, Josh Lucas, Janina Gavankar, Max Jenkins and Meg Steedle. It first premiered on September 17, 2014 and on May 8, 2015, it was renewed for a 13-episode second season.
On November 9, 2015, NBC ordered three more episodes for the second season, but on May 14, 2016, it was cancelled after two seasons & 38 episodes.
"The Mysteries of Laura" follows the life of Laura Diamond, a homicide detective with the New York Police Department's 2nd Precinct who balances her day job with her off-duty hours as a single mother to twin sons, Nicholas and Harrison.
Meanwhile, she is trying to get Captain Jake Broderick, her soon-to-be-former-husband, who is also her boss, to sign the divorce papers.
At the end of the first season, Broderick was shot and grievously wounded during a convenience store robbery. He recovered, but at the beginning of the second season, the precinct has a new captain, Nancy Santiani, a stern, by-the-book taskmaster who immediately rubs the detectives the wrong way.
Rather than transfer to another precinct, Broderick voluntarily takes a demotion to Senior Detective and partners with Laura while Detective Billy Soto teams up with Detective Meredith Bose (with whom he has begun a relationship).
Bose's previous partner, Frankie Pulaski, appeared only in season one with the only explanation given for her departure being that she wasn't "senior enough" to stay in the position she'd accepted.
The tone of the series was also altered in season two. Comedic elements (such as the rowdy behavior of Laura's boys) have been reduced while some focus is shifted to the triangle that develops between Laura, Jake, and Laura's new love interest, Tony.
- Debra Messing as Detective Laura Diamond
- Josh Lucas as Captain/Detective Jake Broderick
- Laz Alonso as Detective Billy Soto
- Janina Gavankar as Detective Meredith Bose
- Max Jenkins as Max Carnegie
- Marc Webster as Dr. Reynaldo West
- Neal Bledsoe as Tony Abbott (Season 1)
- Meg Chambers Steedle as Francesca "Frankie" Pulaski (Season 1)
- Callie Thorne as Capt. Nancy Santiani (Season 2)