Janel Parrish, Debra Messing, Mysteries of Laura

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Mona lives! E! News has exclusively learned Janel Parrish is heading to New York City for NBC's The Mysteries of Laura.

The Pretty Little Liars star will play Jillian Havenmeyer in the May 6 episode, "The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber."

Parrish's character is described as "gorgeous, poised" and the "cream of the Manhattan trust fund crop." She's got an impeccable wardrobe and the perfect home. But despite her wealth, she fell in love with a working class boy from Queens. However, they don't get a happy ending. Enter: Laura (Debra Messing). When a murder and jewel thieves rock Jillian's world, the rich girl comes into the detective's crosshairs. When you can buy anything you want, how far will you go in search of a thrill?

Sounds like Jillian has a little Mona in her.

Parrish, whose other credits include Heroes, Hawaii Five-0 and The O.C., recently competed on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. She was partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy and placed third.

NBC's The Mysteries of Laura has welcomed many famous faces during its first season. Eric McCormack showed up for a Will & Grace reunion with Messing, and Wallace Shawn, Gilles Marini, Colin Donnell and Miriam Shor have all stopped by.

Will Parrish's character create as much drama for Laura as she does on Pretty Little Liars? Tune in to find out.

The Mysteries of Laura airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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