NEW YORK (NBC) – Cops take center stage on NBC tonight. The season debuts for two police dramas, “Law & Order SVU” and “Chicago PD”, both after Episode 2 of the new cop dramedy “The Mysteries of Laura”.
That show has Debra Messing’s character juggling a murder to solve, twin sons to manage and a new boss she wants to divorce.
“It’s like a powder keg with so many different things that can cause drama and comedy,” Messing says, “and we flip back and forth between the two.”
Things turn serious on “Law & Order: SVU”.
Detective Olivia Benson’s got a new job as a foster mom.
“There’s all these new muscles that she has to sort of figure out and work with,” says Mariska Hargitay. “Everything is new. The baby’s new. How to be a mom is new. How she feels is new.”
But there’s no doubt how Benson feels when the child’s life is threatened by a convict during a murder investigation.
Finally, on “Chicago PD”, one of their own is dead and scrutiny turns to the boss of the intelligence unit.