NBC dramedy “The Mysteries of Laura” begins its sophomore season tonight at 8 p.m., and fans are looking forward to the strange new cases NYPD Homicide Detective Laura Diamond (Debra Messing) and her team need to figure out, as well as the resolve to many of the personal issues each character was dealing with in the Season 1 finale — especially what will happen next for Meredith Bose (Janina Gavankar) and Billy Soto (Laz Alonso) who finally kissed after many flirtatious encounters. I don’t have to follow what’s happening with Trump at all because, every day, he’s got the news on what ridiculous thing Trump did the night before. She’s playing such a hardass, but she’s one of the cutest human beings I’ve ever met in my life. We found ways to make it a ridiculous experience for her the first week. She’s very close with Sam Trammell who I worked with on “True Blood,” and Sam emailed me saying Callie was coming to work on the show, so I got a heads up immediately. We just went out to dinner for one of our hairdresser’s birthdays. It’s a funny thing because network TV can be so fickle, we all know this.
Last year, at the TCAs, I very boldly spoke the truth and said: ‘As a brown girl in Hollywood, they want you to be lesbian or law enforcement.’ I have played both many times proudly. If I can help be a small tiny part of that, I’d love to be.” Read on to see what the beautiful and talented Gavankar had to say about the new season of “The Mysteries of Laura,” her amazing co-stars and performing at Carnegie Hall. My stunt double, Heidi Schnappauf, and I are actually very close and have become really good friends. I never trust anything because I’ve been doing this long enough to know there is no sure shot, especially in network television. It has been announced already that we have Gabriel Mann who was just on “Revenge.” I adored him. I went to go visit him and Joe Manganiello, who’s working on it as well. Then, the next week, he texted me: “Are you still in town?Simon Cowell is apparently dating True Blood actress, Carmen Electra- with the Baywatch babe stating last month that they were just friends.CHECK OUT PICS OF SICO, BRITNEY & MORE FROM THE X FACTOR USA 2012 HERE!It’s not easy, though, because they are both still on the job, and they’re in dangerous conditions all the time. I want to see just how weird it gets between her and Billy — see how they figure out how to be together for real. She was walking on the street, I saw her and was like, “Are you with us? You’re in the 2016 movie “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.” How did that come about? I did a very interesting short film [2013’s “The Final Moments of Karl Brant”] with Paul [Reubens] a few years ago. He will just send them rapid-fire throughout the day to you on your birthday, and it will just make you giggle the entire day. If I release something original again, I’ll probably still do it on Randy’s label. I can’t tell you why, but I’ll just tell you it is. AE: A nice girl that people will want Sam to be with?
JG: It’s pretty much about Luna and Sam thus far – at least that’s how it is in the beginning of the season.