Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta are returning to NBC in their gritty cop drama, Shades of Blue. However, they’ll be airing a bit earlier in the week. The peacock network has announced that the second season of Shades of Blue will debut on Sunday, March 5th, at 10pm.
On the schedule, Shades of Blue will follow the network’s very popular unscripted series, Little Big Shots, at 8pm and their new legal drama, Chicago Justice, at 9pm.
Here’s NBC’s updated description for season two of Shades of Blue:
Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) is a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta) who often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own.
Harlee navigates her fractured relationship with Wozniak, as she struggles to conceal her deepest secret: she killed her daughter’s father. Following his discovery that Harlee collaborated with the FBI, Wozniak is confronted with a gut-wrenching dilemma of his own. The crew is under tight scrutiny from Stahl (Warren Kole) and the FBI as well as from Internal Affairs, in the form of a gregarious detective, Verco (guest star Dov Davidoff), who investigates the disappearance of one of their own. Meanwhile, a former member of their crew, Julia Ayres (guest star Anna Gunn), runs for mayor and her complex relationship with Harlee and Wozniak comes to the fore. Neither Harlee nor Wozniak anticipates that Ayres’ corrupt connections will trap them in a dangerous war with the Mafia.
The cast includes Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker, Sarah Jeffery and Gino Anthony Pesi.
During its first season “Shades of Blue” averaged a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.9 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, which made it NBC’s most-watched new Thursday series in 12 years.
Showrunner Jack Orman and Jennifer Lopez serve as executive producers along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, creator Adi Hasak, Ryan Seacrest and Nina Wass. “Shades of Blue” is a production of Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Jack Orman Productions.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Shades of Blue TV show on NBC? Do you think season two will do well in a Sundays at 10pm timeslot?