NBC announced Friday that it has renewed Jennifer Lopez’s rookie series, Shades of Blue for a second season
The announcement comes as a result of Lopez’s star power and also “Shades of Blue” still maintains its rating as one of NBC’s biggest debuts in recent years..
The cop drama has already had some aggressive time-shifting, which has been a welcome change for the network’s long-troubled 10 p.m. Thursday time slot that Shades of Blue currently occupies. Live-plus-3 returns for the first three episodes have the series averaging a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers. Its latest live-plus-7 rating has it jumping a whopping 95 percent in the key demo.
“We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest-working woman we know, for her incredible efforts as both the star and producer of this show, as well as well as our other amazing producers and cast for all their tireless work in creating one of the most compelling dramas on television today,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “We’re so excited to find out where this story will lead and have them raise the stakes even higher in what we know will be a fantastic second season.”
Shades of Blue, which kicked off two years ago is executive produced by Lopez and Idol pal Ryan Seacrest.
Lopez, who stars as a crooked-ish cop turned FBI informant, is joined on Shades of Blue by Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo.