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Josh Lucas Cast in NBC Pilot 'The Mysteries of Laura'

March 15, 2014 (5:28 am) GMT
The movie star will play opposite Debra Messing who mothers his two devilish twin boys.
Josh Lucas

has landed a new TV gig on NBC opposite . The "" alum is tapped to star in the network's pilot "".

Messing plays the titular role of Laura Diamond who is described as a quirky female homicide detective. Lucas is to play her estranged husband named Jake who is described as a clever cop with keen instincts.

Laura and Jake have a "devilish set of twin boys," TV Guide reported. They wind up being put in the same precinct where he's the captain. A serial cheater who could schmooze his way out of the electric chair, Jake's charm and coveted "good dad" role means he deftly leaves the parenting of his young twin children entirely to Laura. He won't sign the divorce papers though.

The dramedy pilot is written by Jeff Rake of "" based on a Spanish series, and directed by McG.

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