Jennifer Lopez-Fronted Drama Series Shades of Blue Snags 13-Episode Series Order at NBC

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Jennifer Lopez Shades of BlueJennifer Lopez is going undercover for NBC.

In a major coup for the Peacock network, the actress-singer-American Idol judge will star (yes, star) in and exec-produce an hour-long drama series titled Shades of Blue.

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The project, which has already received a 13-episode straight-to-series order from NBC, “is a complex police series that centers on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. Part of a close-knit unit known for its conviction record, Harlee has become compromised by her colleagues — all of whom also pitch in to help her raise her daughter — and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself.”

The series will be written by Adi Hasak (3 Days to Kill, From Paris with Love), who will serve as an EP alongside Lopez’ American Idol colleague with Ryan Seacrest. Production isn’t set to begin until 2015 ahead of a Fall 2015  premiere.

“Whether its producing, acting, singing or any of her other many entrepreneurial activities, Jennifer is an extraordinary talent and life force, and we’re delighted to be in business with her and Adi Hasak on this sophisticated show,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in a statement. “We’re especially excited that Jennifer is returning to her acting roots from such great movies as Out of Sight and we know that she will create this complicated character in a vivid way that will breathe new life into the cop show genre.”



Comments (31)

  • I hope she does a much better job acting than she does judging.

    Comment by Larc – February 21, 2014 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I honestly really loved the movie, Enough. She’s a pretty good actress.

      Comment by dude – February 21, 2014 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • she can’t sing for toffee , but she’s a pretty good actress actually.

      She really doesn’t look like someone whose name could be “Harlee McCord” it is country sounding . What the hell does Harlee even means , SMH! those god awful US made up names .

      Comment by El Gato – February 22, 2014 01:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Can’t say, for sure, but the Harlee I know was named for Harper Lee who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird.

        Comment by Parker – February 22, 2014 06:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Exactly see Brody”s wife’s name on her new series “Tory Sperling” are you kidding me.

        Comment by E.F. Coleman – February 22, 2014 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why Ryan Seacrest? What does he know about drama? I expect a very short life for this show

      Comment by jim – February 22, 2014 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well, he is the man who brought us the Kardashians (curse him), so he knows a bit about drama…

        Comment by jalahyacinth – February 22, 2014 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why does she have a name that is Non-Latino?

      Comment by SallyinChicago – February 22, 2014 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Does it have to be Latino?

        Comment by Liz – February 23, 2014 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It could be her married name.

          Comment by Bad Samaritan – February 24, 2014 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jennifer Lopez is a LOUSY actress, singer, executive producer and mediocre dancer. She’ll fit right in with NBC.

      Comment by Liz – February 23, 2014 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s going to be for the 2015-16 season, not this year

    Comment by Marcinho11 – February 21, 2014 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • so it’s going to be a long wait .

      Comment by Marcinho11 – February 21, 2014 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’ll be around for one season.

    Comment by RJ – February 21, 2014 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Drama is not her forte.

      Comment by Mika02 – February 21, 2014 09:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nor is comedy, singing or judging. So should she just stand there looking pretty and occasionally shake her big ass?

        Comment by Christian – February 23, 2014 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Won’t last really don’t understand why people keep getting into the Jlo business

    Comment by Mika02 – February 21, 2014 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was fantastic in Out of Sight, but that film had a great script, George Clooney and Soderberg as the director. I could see her doing a character in that vein well but the show is on NBC.

    Comment by johnhelvete – February 21, 2014 10:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yet ANOTHER cop show? I am tired of reading about local violence in the newspaper, then turning on the news to hear more violence on the news, then try to relax for the evening to be “entertained” by more violence??????

    Comment by karen – February 22, 2014 01:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You must’ve missed the part where you can change the channel. Plenty of silliness to veg out to elsewhere on tv. You’re tired of turning on the tv and even seeing it on the schedule? Maybe other people haven’t maxed out like you, don’t get upset about the viewing choices of other people. Keep your eyes on your own paper. There’s actually less violence now than in any other point in human history. Fewer people dying in wars, etc. We’re just covering it more, sensationalizing the violence on the news. Maybe the answer for you is to go out more and stop watching tv.

      Comment by S. – February 22, 2014 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m bothered by the idea that her co workers help her raise her daughter. Plenty of single mothers raise their children without enlisting the help of people at their workplace. It seems insulting and inappropriate. Guess we’ll have to see how it plays out in the show.

    Comment by Kayla – February 22, 2014 05:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Did you read the description of “everything” that she does?? Yes, I was a single mother of 3 children & for a portion of time I raised them on my own & had a full time job also, only my job did NOT involve everything that Harlee must deal with, so……. needless to say, she gets help if she wants it or not, yes???

      Comment by Angie – February 22, 2014 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I guess. And you’re a rock star. I was raised by a single mother. I just think it’s odd when most people don’t have the luxury of roping in their co-workers to help raise their kids.

        Comment by Kayla – February 22, 2014 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lol poor N.Bored.C that network is lucky to have Football & The Voice everything else is a rating disaster except TBL

    Comment by Titoveli – February 22, 2014 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow can;t wait

    Comment by C.A.BOLTON – February 22, 2014 06:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And yet, another reason not to watch NBC.

    Comment by Ron – February 22, 2014 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First they complain about j lo hey I got to give to her a Latina doing hr r thing and she will do good and then they complain about the mother that is getting help well just maybe she gets advice you really don’t what help she is getting from co workers so people just assume and makes assets of themselves and that’s all folks signing from the Bronx lol

    Comment by Luz – February 23, 2014 03:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Huh?! Luz partied mighty heavily Saturday night and just got in; hence, the drunken incomprehensible comment. lol. What were you trying to say Luz?

      Comment by Liz – February 23, 2014 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Go home, b!tch, you drunk.

      Comment by Christian – February 23, 2014 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh boy another cop show completely devoid of any reality (IE profiler is not an actual FBI position; all these special task forces/etc. on TV either don’t exist period or are severely underfunded operations with a couple of people working in them). I’m just so tired of the fake cop procedurals…

    Comment by Weezy – February 25, 2014 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If funny how JLo and her management team are actually just trying to over shadow the real damaging headlines that came out this week that “American Idol’ Hits Lowest Demo Rating Ever, Smallest Audience Since 2002” and ‘American Idol’ To Lose Money On Season 13
    Her track record history tells us that this police drama project will also fail?

    Comment by Bill – February 25, 2014 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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