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    Jennifer Lopez to Star and Executive Produce NBC Cop Series Shades of Blue

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    Jennifer Lopez is returning to episodic TV.

    Following her 1994 series regular role on TV series Second Chances, J.Lo is taking her acting career back to the small screen, starring and executive producing cop drama Shades of Blue for NBC, E! News has confirmed.

    The 13-episode show will center on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and detective who is recruited to work undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force.

    As Harlee takes on the gig, she is faced with the moral dilemma of working against her fellow cops to redeem herself, as she struggles to juggle motherhood with work.

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    Lopez, who sealed the production deal Friday, is teaming up with writer Adi Hasak to executive produce the show, along with Ryan Seacrest and her manager Benny Medina, among others.

    The series marks the first scripted drama for Seacrest, who said "When Elaine [Goldsmith-Thomas], 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," Seacrest continued. "Bob Greenblatt and Jen Salke's enthusiasm and support has been incredible, and we look forward to working with everyone at NBC."

    (E! and Shades of Blue are a part of the NBCU family.)

    NBC is considering debuting Shades of Blue during its 2015-2016 TV season.

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