Jennifer Lopez To Star In New Cop Drama 'Shades of Blue' For NBC

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Jenny From The Block is heading back to episodic TV! NBC announced that Jennifer Lopez will star in and executive produce a new hour-long drama, Shades of Blue.

According to The Huffington Post, NBC already ordered 13 episodes of the drama. Lopez will play Harlee McCord, a detective and single mother who’s recruited to work undercover as she “becomes 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 show won’t debut until Fall 2015, but NBC is thrilled to be adding the talented Latina to their lineup. President Jennifer Salke said, “Whether it’s 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.”

The show will be co-produced by Ryan Seacrest and written by Adi Hasak, of From Paris With Love. 

Lopez, who currently serves as a judge on Fox's reality show American Idol, hasn't had a reoccuring role on a television series since 1994 when she appeared on Second Chances. 

We can’t wait! Will you be watching the show? 

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Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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