The hour-long series airs Wednesdays at 8 PM ET.
Emmy winner Messing, who made her Broadway debut last season in Outside Mullingar, portrays NYPD homicide Det. Laura Diamond, who manages to balance her time between being a police officer and a mom to two young boys.
The series also stars Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar and Max Jenkins.
“Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences,” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “We can’t wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season.”
Through its first six telecasts, “The Mysteries of Laura” has averaged a 1.8 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 10.4 million viewers overall in “most current” figures from Nielsen Media Research. In “live plus same day” results, “The Mysteries of Laura” has improved the Wednesday 8-9 PM ET/PT hour by +58% or 3.3 million persons versus NBC’s results in the hour one year earlier. Writer Jeff Rake and director McG serve as executive producers 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.