NBC Orders Rashida Jones’ Comedy A TO Z and Debra Messing Drama THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA to Series

     May 8, 2014

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In addition to ordering the DC Comics adaptation Constantine to series, as well as a couple of other pick-ups a few days ago, NBC has also committed to one new comedy and one new drama.  Briefly:

  • The comedy series A to Z, from executive producers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever), has been given a series commitment.  The show stars How I Met Your Mother’s “Mother” Cristin Milioti and Mad Men actor Ben Feldman and takes place in the world of an online dating company.
  • On the drama side, the Debra Messing-fronted The Mysteries of Laura will debut on NBC’s schedule.  Based on the Spanish series Los Misterios, the story follows a female homicide detective.  McG directed the pilot.
  • Still no word on the Community renewal/cancelation front.

Hit the jump to read the synopses for both new shows, and stay tuned over the next few days for more 2014-15 TV season news.

a-to-z-cristin-milioti-ben-feldmanHere are the synopses for the new NBC series, via TV Line.

A to Z

EPs | Ben Queen (Drive), Rashida Jones, Will McCormack
CAST | Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Leonora Crichlow (Back in the Game), Christina Kirk (Girls), Henry Zebrowski
Whimsical romantic comedy set in the world of an online dating company that details the “A to Z’s” of a relationship, from meeting to breakup. The ensemble navigates the complicated world of modern dating and poses the question: Is there such a thing as destiny?

The Mysteries of Laura

EPs | Jeff Rake (Cashmere Mafia), Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Aaron Kaplan, Melissa Kellner
CAST | Debra Messing (Smash), Josh Lucas (The Firm), Laz Alonso (Breakout Kings)
Based on the popular Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, it follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her evil twins.

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