Jennifer Lopez is planning to star in her own TV series on NBC in a new police drama called “Shades of Blue.”
Not only will Jennifer be starring, but she will also be an executive producer, together with Ryan Seacrest and writer Adi Hasak, according to a report in TVLine. The series will be written by Adi Hasak,
Its is a tribute to the the confidence of NBC in Lopez’s pulling power that the show has been granted a “13-episode straight-to series,” status, meaning no trial run to test the market. Production is scheduled to commence in 2015, and the show will be launched in the same year.
“Shades of Blue” is being promoted as a police series with the the character of Harlee McCord, played by Lopez, at its center.
Jennifer plays a single mother and undercover detective for the anti-corruption task force of the FBI. She is faced with the dilemma of investigating her colleagues while trying to take care of her daughter
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement:
“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 and Adi Hasak on this sophisticated show.
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.”
Jennifer Lopez, 44, has not acted in any full time TV role in twenty years. Her last part was on the short-lived CBS drama “Second Chances,” which was canceled in 1994.
However, she is no stranger to the small screen in her other role as a judge on “American Idol,” together with musicians Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.