|J-Lo, Ryan Seacrest|
According to THR, the network has made a straight-to-series 13 episode order for the American Idol judge's star vehicle. The drama, Shades of Blue, will center on a on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and dirty cop recruited to work undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force. Part of a close-knit unit known for its conviction record, Harlee has become compromised by her colleagues -- all of whom also pitch in to help raise her daughter -- and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself.
Adi Hasak (3 Days to Kill) is attached as the project's writer and executive producer, alongside Lopez's Idol colleague Ryan Seacrest and his Ryan Seacrest Productions exec Nina Wass.
Ryan Seacrest is part of the NBCU family and is doing his first scripted drama series. Added Seacrest: "Nina Wass loved the script from the moment she read it. When Elaine, Adi and Benny approached us about working on it, we jumped at the chance to collaborate with such amazing partners. The script is so powerful and ambitious, we can't wait to see Jennifer take on this remarkable role. Bob Greenblatt and Jen Salke's enthusiasm and support has been incredible, and we look forward to working with everyone at NBC."