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Cops & spies top NBC's fall

Actress Debra Messing attends the "Outside Mullinger" Broadway opening night after party at Copacabana on January 23, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Actress Debra Messing attends the "Outside Mullinger" Broadway opening night after party at Copacabana on January 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

NBC announced its new fall shows yesterday.

They include Debra Messing as a homicide detective/mom in "The Mysteries of Laura," and Katherine Heigl as a CIA agent in "State of Affairs."

Will Ferrell is producing the sitcoms "Bad Judge" starring Kate Walsh as an unorthodox jurist and midseason's "Mission Control," with Krysten Ritter as a 1960s aerospace engineer.

Other new sitcoms include romantic comedies "A to Z" and "Marry Me"; "Mr. Robinson," about a rock band frontman (Craig Robinson) who daylights as a substitute teacher; producer Ellen DeGeneres' "One Big Happy," about a gay woman (Elisha Cuthbert) and a straight man (Nick Zano) having a child together; and Tina Fey's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," starring Ellie Kemper as a woman rescued after 15 years of cult life.

New dramas include "Constantine," based on the DC Comics series "Hellblazer"; "Aquarius," with David Duchovny as an L.A. police sergeant on the trail of future killer Charles Manson in 1967; "Allegiance," for those of you who like "The Americans"; "Emerald City," a reimagination of the Land of Oz; and "Odyssey," about strangers fighting an international conspiracy.

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