Jennifer Lopez to Star in New Police Drama, 'Shades of Blue'

Singer will play a dirty cop in series coming to NBC in 2015

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Jennifer Lopez appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' January 13th, 2014.
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Jennifer Lopez is heading back into drama as the star of Shades of Blue, a new detective series from NBC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has just picked up 13 episodes of the show, which is set to premiere in the 2015-16 broadcast season.

Lopez will play Harlee McCord, a dirty cop working undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force. She's also a single mom conflicted by her assignment to expose the corruption of the colleagues who have been helping raise her child. 

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Ryan Seacrest will join Lopez as a producer on the show, which will be his first scripted scripted drama series project. The show's writer is Adi Kasak, who wrote the screenplay for the recent Kevin Costner thriller 3 Days to Kill as well as 2010's John Travolta vehicle  From Paris With Love.

Lopez has been most visible lately as a judge on American Idol, as well as in her guest star turn on How I Met Your Mother. But the singer has some notable dramatic work on her CV, including her breakout role in Steven Soderbergh's 1998 film Out of Sight.