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Laura Diamond, get ready to meet your match!
EW has learned exclusively that Callie Thorne will be joining the cast of Mysteries of Laura in a recurring capacity for season 2.
Debuting in the season premiere, the Rescue Me and Necessary Roughness alum will play the all-business new boss at the 2nd Precinct, Captain Nancy Santiani — not so affectionately referred to as “Santini” by Laura (Debra Messing). Despite her youth and petite size, Santiani runs a tight ship and refuses to take any crap from Laura, who doles out plenty of it.
Even though they constantly clash, these two strong women — both single moms — will find common ground and come to understand each other, even if they can’t stand to be in the same room with each other.
The Mysteries of Laura returns Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.