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Debra Messing Lands Lead Role in NBC Comedy Pilot About Laid-Off CEO

Debra Messing Returns to NBC as a Struggling CEO

Debra Messing could be making a return to her comedy home of NBC this Fall. The former Will and Grace and The Starter Wife star has been cast in a new comedy pilot that's apparently been all the rage in Hollywood these past few days.

The show, which has no title yet, stars Messing as a laid-off CEO who finds she's unprepared to be a full-time wife and mother. The writers are a couple of familiar names in Messing's world: Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriot also wrote and executive produced The Starter Wife. The show reportedly "sparked a bidding war between NBC and ABC after interest from several networks."

It looks like shows about the current economy really are a hot ticket these days. I'm glad to see Messing land another lead, and I'm curious to hear more as this show takes shape. What about you?


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willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
jimpolandy jimpolandy 8 years
I love Debra Messing and I will watch anything she is involved in. Sounds like a great idea for a show!
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
Wait so The Starter Wife isn't coming back? DANGIT that was a good show :| UGH.... NBC ( USA channel is an NBC company) needs to do a better job at developing a women-centric show! Women do like more than some of the mindless reality tv from their BRAVO network!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I'll definitely check it out.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i can see this as either hit or miss. i was sad to see the starter wife go :( but it was getting a little silly. i hope hope HOPE she finds something good. will & grace was amazing.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well all you have to do is say her name and i'm interested - so i can't wait to see how this show nets out. i'm sure that it'll have a good audience since everyone's kind of feeling the pain of the economy.
spacebear spacebear 8 years
i like Debra Messing, but NBC really doesnt have room for new shows with the mistake of putting Leno on 5 times a week.
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