February 24th, 2014
04:33 PM ET
Jennifer Lopez is loving being on TV.
After returning to "American Idol" for its 13th season, the 44-year-old multi-hyphenate has also sealed a deal to star in a new NBC police drama called "Shades of Blue."
To be produced by Lopez and Ryan Seacrest, among others, "Shades of Blue" will be a "complex" series about an officer and single mother named Harlee McCord (Lopez). After Harlee's recruited to work undercover as part of the FBI's anti-corruption task force, it puts her at odds with her brothers in blue - friends and colleagues who also help her raise her daughter.
NBC is clearly confident that "Shades of Blue" can be a success, as the network's already ordered 13 episodes. According to Variety, the network is looking to roll out the new show during the 2015-16 season.
Lopez has become a familiar presence on the big and small screens, but "Shades" would be her first regular drama role since the mid-90s.
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