Jennifer Lopez to Star as Cop in NBC's Ryan Seacrest-Produced Drama ‘Shades of Blue’

Jennifer Lopez to Star as Cop in NBC's Ryan Seacrest-Produced Drama 'Shades of Blue'

Lopez will play a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force

Jennifer Lopez is getting into some drama with NBC.

Lopez is set to headline and executive produce drama “Shades of Blue,” which has received a 13-episode, straight-to-series order from the the network.

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Lopez will play Harlee McCord, 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.

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The series will be written by Adi Hasak (“3 Days to Kill,” “From Paris with Love”), who executive produces with Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. Production is planned to begin in 2015 and the series will air in the 2015-16 season.

“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. Ryan Seacrest is part of the NBCU family and doing his first scripted drama series with us makes perfect sense.”

EP Ryan Seacrest added: “Nina Wass loved the script from the moment she read it. When Elaine, Adi and Benny approached us about working on it, we jumped at the chance to collaborate with such amazing partners. The script is so powerful and ambitious, we can’t wait to see Jennifer take on this remarkable role. Bob Greenblatt and Jen Salke’s enthusiasm and support has been incredible, and we look forward to working with everyone at NBC.”

Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, Ryan Seacrest Productions, EGTV and H’s Films serve as producers.

  • David Perkins

    This one gets an extra-large ‘let's wait and see’ reaction.

  • NailPolish

    Jennifer Lopez was very good playing a cop in the movie “Angel Eyes” with James Caviezel. She had great chemistry with that Person of Interest.

    • SallyinChicago

      I don't know why Lopez never plays a woman with a Latina name.

  • No No

    All I have to hear is NBC and Ryan Seacrest, and I'm NOT watching.

  • SallyinChicago

    Harlee McCord? Come on, she's Latino!

  • Newzheimer

    JLo, a person of no discernible talent. Her diva demands will sink this project and it will never happen. You heard it here first. Sadly, I have first-hand experience working with her. She is one of the most inauthentic people I've ever had the misfortune to come across.