Jennifer Lopez and “Shades of Blue” will be back undercover in 2016-17.
NBC has picked up a second season of the show, which stars Lopez as a corrupt NYPD detective-turned-FBI informant. Fellow star Ray Liotta has also signed on for Season 2.
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,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke says in a statement. “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” is averaging a 1.38 same-day rating in adults 18-49 so far, slightly above NBC’s scripted average for the season. It’s also provided a significant upgrade at 10 on Thursdays over the previous occupant, “The Player.” In Live +3, the show’s rating rises to 2.5.
There’s no word yet on the length of Season 2 or when it will air. NBC has now picked up seven shows for next season — you can see them all here, along with every other show renewed for 2016-17 and beyond.