Jennifer Lopez Returns To Acting With Shades Of Blue

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Jennifer-Lopez Main coverShades Of Blue, to be produced by Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest, will feature Lopez as Harlee McCord, a single mom and detective who works undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force.

Part of a close-knit unit known for its conviction record, Harlee McCord’s colleagues help her raise her daughter as she finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself.

Shades Of Blue, is currently scheduled to begin production in 2015 for the 2015-16 season. The series will be executive produced by Ryan Seacrest, written by Adi Hasak (From Paris With Love) and is expected to have a thirteen episode run it its first season. Shades Of Blue marks reality powerhouse Ryan Seacrest Productions first drama series.

“Whether its producing, acting, singing or any of her other entrepreneurial activities, Jennifer Lopez 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.

Jennifer Lopez, who returned to American Idol as a judge this season, has acted only sporadically in recent years, and has never starred in a scripted series, though she’s guest starred on How I Met Your Mother.

After a couple of brief television series stints in the early 1990s, Lopez transition into features with her breakout starring roles in 1997′s Selena and 1998′s Out Of Sight. For the past two decades, she has largely stayed away from scripted series but has been a reality star as a judge on American Idol. As a producer, Lopez has a hit with ABC Family’s drama series The Fosters.

“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.” added a very elated Jennifer Salke.

Here’s wishing team Shades Of Blue all the very best.