Shades of Blue, NBC’s gritty drama starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta about corruption in the NYPD and the ramifications that ensue, has been renewed for a third season.
The announcement was made by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.
“We’re so hugely appreciative of everything Jennifer and Ray do, and know it is due to their dedication, as well as the hard work of our incredible cast and producers, that Shades of Blue has so clearly and compellingly earned a third-season renewal, Salke said.
“This show continues to mine powerful stories that always leave us hungry for more.”
Thus far in its second season, Shades of Blue is dominating the Sunday 10/9c hour among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas, generating a +50% margin of victory in the of victory in the timeslot in adult 18-49 rating.
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Pesi plays James Nava, the Ada who’s romantically involved with Jennifer Lopez’s character. He appeared in eight episodes of the NBC crime drama’s first season, which aired its season finale on March 31.
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His previous TV credits include Dallas, Hawaii Five-0, Grimm and The Vampire Diaries.
Shades of Blue begins production on Season 2, which will return at midseason,
Closing NBC’s night, Maya & Marty (4.9 mil/1.2) dropped 22 and 20 percent from its debut.
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CBS | Person of Interest
Set in New York City, Shades of Blue this crime drama revolves around a work "family" of Brooklyn detectives. Following their leader, this team crosses the line to protect their precinct and each other. The cast includes 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.
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: January 7, 2016 — present
Series status: Has not been 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?Read More…
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Vision Vehicle is headed by actor Malcolm Goodwin (“Breakout Kings”), Broadway actor Victor Hawks and producer Angie Canuel of Awaken Entertainment. Longtime Digiplex topper Bud Mayo told Variety that access to the Carmike chain — the nation’s fourth largest with 2,600 screens — will give alternative content a much bigger footprint.
“We are delighted to forge this new distribution agreement with Malcolm, Victor, and Angie of Vision Vehicle Productions,” Mayo said. “We expect ‘Pass the Light’ and ‘Construction’ to play very well across Carmike’s large and growing national footprint.
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Alien invasion has
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