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Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta headline NBC’s new cop drama, coming in January

A premiere date has been set for Shades of Blue, NBC’s upcoming series starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. Come the new year, the cop drama will debut on Jan. 14 with a two-hour episode at 9/8 c before taking over the 10/9 c timeslot that follows The Blacklist, starting Thursday, Jan. 21.

The series will follow Harlee Santos (played by Lopez), a single mother and detective living in Brooklyn who is part of a team of fellow detectives. The group, headed by Lt. Matt Wozniak (Liotta) doesn’t always stay within the bounds of the law as they serve and protect, though, and Harlee finds herself coerced by the FBI into informing on her crew. As much as she’s reluctant to sell out the other detectives, she wants to stay out from behind bars for the sake of her daughter.

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Along with Lopez and Liotta, Shades of Blue co-stars Drea de Matteo, Warren Kole, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker, and Sarah Jeffery. Lopez and her American Idol colleague Ryan Seacrest are among a group of executive producers that also includes Jack Orman, Adi Hasak, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, and Nina Wass. Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, and Jack Orman Productions produce.

Lopez shared the good news of her new show’s premiere date with the world of Twitter Wednesday, including the official poster. “Between good cop and bad cop, there are… Shades of Blue,” it announces.

NBC has strategically determined the show’s premiere date, scheduling it after a popular TV-watching weekend. Not only does an NFL Wild Card game air prior to the Shades of Blue debut, NBC will broadcast the Golden Globes, allowing for perfect opportunities to show promos.

Catch the two-hour premiere of Shades of Blue on Jan. 14 at 9/8 c, and then look for the series on Thursdays at 10/9 c.