By James Hibberd
October 28, 2014 at 04:26 PM EDT

Debra Messing’s domestic cop dramedy is getting a full season.

NBC has decided to give The Mysteries of Laura a complete 22-episode first season, the network announced. “Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season.”

Before the season started, The Mysteries of Laura was a show that some observers thought might be a good candidate for the first canceled series of the season. Critics didn’t like the pilot, and the show’s tough Wednesday 8 p.m. time slot has been struggling for NBC in recent years. But Mysteries did better than its modest expectations, averaging 10.4 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49.