02/22/2014 11:54 am ET

Jennifer Lopez To Star In 'Shades Of Blue,' New Cop Drama From NBC

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Jenny from the block is going to be a detective. NBC announced that Jennifer Lopez will star in and executive produce a new hour-long drama series, "Shades of Blue."

NBC already ordered 13 episodes of the drama, and Lopez will play Harlee McCord, who the network describes as "a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force." The show will follow Lopez's character as she "becomes compromised by her colleagues — all of whom also pitch in to help her raise her daughter — and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself.”

The show isn't set to debut until Fall 2015 but in a statement from the network, NBC president Jennifer Salke said, “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. 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 will co-produce, and Adi Hasak ("From Paris with Love") is set to write the series.

If "Shades Of Blue" is anything like her 2002 asskicking role in "Enough," sign us up.



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