Episodes: 36 (hour)
TV show dates: January 7, 2016 — August 19, 2018
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Warren Kole, Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker, Sarah Jeffery, Santino Fontana, Antonio Jaramillo, Gino Anthony Pesi, and Michael Esper.
TV show description:
This FBI and police procedural crime drama is set in New York City. It features a work “family” of Brooklyn detectives.
Following their leader, Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta), this team crosses the line, to protect their precinct and each other. Can these cops keep their streets safe, without arousing the Feds’ suspicions?
Detective Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mom. When her new colleague, Michael Loman (Dayo Okeniyi), kills an unarmed man, she covers it up.
FBI Special Agent Robert Stahl (Warren Kole) arrests her. Using her daughter as a bargaining chip, Stahl gets Harlee to act as an informant.
Harlee does what she can to keep her child and protect her coworkers, while still avoiding arrest. As he gets to know Harlee, Stahl fixates on her.
Wozniak realizes there is an informant in their midst. He won’t rest until he finds out who it is.
Concerned he will figure her out, Harlee suggests polygraphing the entire crew. That does not end well.
Reviewing tapes for a case, Wozniak watches a recording of his first meeting with Harlee. It documents something they have kept buried.
Tess (Drea de Matteo) tries to cope with her cheating spouse, with help from Espada (Vince Laresca).
Harlee gives Stahl the evidence from Tess and Espada’s unofficial investigation of a crime, instead of delivering the goods that would incriminate Wozniak. When confronted by her lieutenant, will she be able to bluff her way out?
Episode #36 — By Virtue Fall
Harlee faces a police commission as Wozniak and the crew scramble to help her from the outside.
First aired: August 19, 2018.
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