Jennifer Lopez’s “Shades of Blue,” about a Brooklyn detective forced into secretly spying on her precinct by the FBI after the agency finds her committing a crime, has gotten a premiere date of Thursday, January 14, 2016.
The series, which NBC gave a series commitment to nearly two years ago, will debut with a two-hour pilot at 9pm, then begin airing in its usual time slot at 10pm.
Her single-mom character was previously described as “compromised by her colleagues — all of whom also pitch in to help raise her daughter — and find[ing] herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself.”
“Shades of Blue” will mark Lopez’s first regular non-reality TV gig in over two decades and will co-star Drea de Matteo.
“Jennifer’s role as Det. [Harlee] Santos is a tour de force,” commented NBC. “She carries herself with incredible grit and toughness, yet at the same time heartbreaking vulnerability. We are thrilled that NBC is the network to bring this iconic actress and star to series television.”