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Jennifer Lopez Show ‘Shades of Blue’ to Debut January 14

Water Mill resident Jennifer Lopez‘s upcoming television show will have its debut sooner than was originally anticipated. The premiere date for Shades of Blue on NBC is now set for Thursday, January 14, 2016.

Lopez executive produces Shades of Blue and stars as a crooked cop turned FBI informant in this police drama that co-stars Ray Liotta. For Lopez, it marks the global superstar’s first foray into dramatic television.

“We’re so excited to have locked in a premiere date and can’t wait to show audiences what Jennifer and the rest of this incredible cast delivers in this compelling new drama series,” said Jennifer Salke, the president of NBC Entertainment. “Jennifer’s role as Det. Santos is a tour de force. She carries herself with incredible grit and toughness, yet at the same time heartbreaking vulnerability. We are thrilled that NBC is the network to bring this iconic actress and star to series television.”

The cast also includes Drea de Matteo, best known for her role on HBO’s iconic series The Sopranos, plus Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker and Sarah Jeffery.

The two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. will be directed by Oscar and four-time Emmy Award winner Barry Levinson. The show will move to its regular 10 p.m. timeslot the following Thursday, January 21.

Jennifer Lopez as Harlee Santos, Ray Liotta as Bill Wozniak
Jennifer Lopez as Harlee Santos and Ray Liotta as Bill Wozniak in Shades of Blue. Photo credit: Peter Kramer/NBC
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