“The Mystery of the Red Runway” (10/22/14) – The detectives head to NY’s Fashion Week to investigate the murder of a luxury designer’s gifted intern. Suspects range from supermodels to knock-off peddlers, taking Laura (Debra Messing) and Billy (Laz Alonso) from the runway to Canal Street and everywhere in between.
Meanwhile, Jake (Josh Lucas) reevaluates Max’s (Max Jenkins) position at the precinct. Gilles Marini guest stars.
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 (Josh Lucas) — 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, and things becomes even more complicated when her husband ironically becomes her boss at the precinct. For Laura, every day is a high-wire balancing act.
The cast also includes Laz Alonso as Billy and Janina Gavankar as Meredith.
Writer Jeff Rake (“Boston Legal”) and director McG (“Supernatural”) serves as executive producer with Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters”), Aaron Kaplan (“The Neighbors”), Todd Lituchy and Sarah Schechter. “The Mysteries of Laura” is a production of Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and Kapital Entertainment.