Debra Messing Scores CBS Comedy Pilot

Debra Messing Scores CBS Comedy Pilot

Though her NBC series “Smash” is having ratings struggles, Debra Messing has secured another gig to get her through any uncertainties.

Strangely enough, it is “Smash” executive producers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky that brought the red-haired beauty on for a CBS comedy pilot.

Based on the Israeli series, “Mother”s Day,” the 44-year-old actress will play a married mom trying to balance her career and home life.

Meanwhile, tough ratings and a move to an unpopular Saturday time slot could mean the impending end of “Smash.”