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

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.”

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  1. Larc says:

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

  2. Marcinho11 says:

    It’s going to be for the 2015-16 season, not this year

  3. RJ says:

    It’ll be around for one season.

  4. Mika02 says:

    Won’t last really don’t understand why people keep getting into the Jlo business

  5. johnhelvete says:

    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.

  6. karen says:

    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??????

    • S. says:

      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.

  7. Kayla says:

    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.

    • Angie says:

      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???

      • Kayla says:

        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.

  8. Titoveli says:

    lol poor N.Bored.C that network is lucky to have Football & The Voice everything else is a rating disaster except TBL

  9. C.A.BOLTON says:

    Wow can;t wait

  10. Ron says:

    And yet, another reason not to watch NBC.

  11. Luz says:

    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

  12. Weezy says:

    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…

  13. Bill says:

    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?

  14. tom woodward says:

    who wrote the book the series is adapted from?

  15. Kevio=in says:

    This TV series was inspired by a book written by Michael Rudolph called Shades of Blue – 30 years of (un) Ethical Policing. It was a great book. I hope the TV writers stick close to it.

  16. Joe white says:

    Well won’t be watching anymore since Ray was getting a BJ in the alley, ridiculous and in bad taste. Any show that shows this kind of lewd act is not worth the time. So good luck, the LGBT will love it.

  17. Jose says:

    It’s a bad ass show watched it over the weekend. Can’t wait for season 2