NBC has handed out a three-episode back order to sophomore series The Mysteries Of Laura, TVWise has learned. The show’s second season will now consist of some 16 episodes.
The Mysteries Of Laura had the distinction of being the the only freshman series on NBC during the 2014-2015 season to earn a second season, with the network going for more or less a clean sweep. The series only OK ratings during its first season and as such was initially renewed with a 13 episode order, after producing 20 episodes for season one.
Much like Harry’s Law and Vegas several year’s ago, The Mysteries Of Laura pulls in a sizeable total audience, but tends to skew older and such has a middling performance in the demo. NBC is keen to note that the show sees big lifts in DVR/L7 and while the skew is still apparent it does bring a more upscale audience (the most recent episode managed 7 million viewers/1.2 A18-49). That was why the networks ordered 5 additional scripts last month, but execs instead opted for a short back order due (in part) to a busy midseason schedule.
Based on the Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, The Mysteries of Laura follows NYPD homicide Det. Laura Diamond, who manages to balance her time between being a police officer and that of a harried mom with two unruly young boys. The drama series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Debra Messing, Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar and Max Jenkins. The executive producers are Jeff Rake, McG, Greg Berlanti, Aaron Kaplan, Todd Lituchy and Sarah Schechter.