I grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys mysteries. My nana kept my bookshelves stocked and I loved losing myself in the mysteries and trying to help the characters solve them. I fancied myself becoming a detective when I grew up and, if you think about, being a mom is like being a detective. Who else but a mom can solve the case of the dead catfish? The peanut butter sandwich in the VCR player mystery? (…and yes, those have been real mysteries in this household!)
About The Mysteries of Laura
Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband – also a cop – who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers. Between cleaning up after her boys and cleaning up the streets, she’d be the first to admit she has her “hot mess” moments in this hilariously authentic look at what it really means to be a “working mom” today. Somehow she makes it all work with the help of her sexy and understanding partner. For Laura, every day is a high-wire balancing act.
I am super excited for the première and cannot wait till tonight! The show airs at 8PM EST on NBC. I watched a few of the sneak peek videos on YouTube and loved them. I watched the pilot episode and within 5 minutes, Laura shoots off the ear of a perp and saves the hostage, takes a wet wipe and cleans the blood off the hostage’s face, throws it in the trash and nonchalantly tells her partner, “I got him.” I frigging love it!
Join the #MysteriesofLaura Twitter Party
Join us for the official #MysteriesofLaura Twitter Party hosted by BlogHer today at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. Our writers will be taking questions about the show, as well as being working moms themselves. Just use the hashtag #MysteriesofLaura to join in, and keep an eye on our official handle for more details. Bonus: BlogHer has some pretty sweet giveaways planned for tonight, too.
Psst … you can check out the pilot episode from last week and a preview of tonight’s new installment.
The Pilot Episode
SUMMARY: Debra Messing stars as Detective Laura Diamond, whose skill at cleaning up after her devilish twins comes in handy when cleaning up the streets of New York.
A Lesson in Lingerie
SUMMARY: While investigating a woman’s murder, Laura teaches a snooty lingerie saleswoman a lesson. (I can think of quite a few salespeople that I would have loved to do this to!)
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