NBC has booked Jennifer Lopez’s new police drama on two counts of premiering on Jan. 14.
The network will unveil Shades of Blue —which also stars Ray Liotta — that Thursday with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m, directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson. (The show will air the following week in its normal time slot, at 10 p.m.)
In what’s being billed as her first dramatic TV role, Lopez stars as Harlee Santos, a single mom and Brooklyn detective whom the FBI recruits to work undercover as an informant for its anti-corruption task force. Liotta stars as Lt. Matt Wozniak, who “often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own,” while trying to figure out the identity of the informant.
Drea de Matteo, Warren Kole, and Dayo Okeniyi are among the show’s stars. Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, and series creator, Adi Hasak, are among the executive producers for the show, which received a straight-to-series, 13-episode order last year.