NBC has given a 3-episode back order to sophomore crime dramedy The Mysteries Of Laura, bringing its second season to 16 NBC Logo Newepisodes. Mysteries Of Laura, starring Debra Messing, has been a solid utility player, delivering modest but consistent ratings in the Wednesday 8 PM slot, which had been challenging for NBC. The episodic order, which follows a five-script pickup a month ago, comes on the heels of The Mysteries Of Laura posting a +20% 18-49 ratings spike (1.2) and +11% total viewer increase (7 million) in Live+same day last week to match a season high in 18-49, hitting a five-week high.

Mysteries Of Laura also has been a solid DVR performer, posting a+41% L+7 lift in 18-49 rating (from a 1.13 to a 1.59) and 1.8 million viewers overall (7.1 million to 8.9 million), and brings in upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

The Mysteries Of Laura, the only NBC freshman series to get a second-season pickup, received a 13-episode renewal in May after airing 22 episodes in its first season. The procedural, from Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Prods. and Kapital Entertainment marks the second episodic order at NBC for Berlanti Prods. and WBTV today. They also received a second-season pickup for breakout Blindspot. Mysteries of Laura was created by Jeff Rake, based on a Spanish format, who executive produces with Greg Berlanti, Aaron Kaplan, McG, Sarah Schechter and Todd Lituchy.