NBC greenlights cop drama starring Jennifer Lopez


HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 22 (UPI) — NBC is ordering a new Jennifer Lopez-starring cop drama straight to series, the network said.

The drama, “Shades of Blue,” stars Lopez as a single mother and dirty cop, who has recruited to work for the FBI’s undercover anti-corruption task force, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Adi Hasak has been tapped as writer and executive producer. Ryan Seacrest, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina and Nina Wass are also executive producing.

Filming will begin in 2015 and the show will broadcast in the 2015-16 season, the Hollywood Reporter said.

“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.”


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