Jennifer Lopez Announces 'Shades of Blue' Will End After Season Three

Jennifer Lopez has announced that her hit cop-drama Shades of Blue will end after the forthcoming third season.

According to The Daily Mail, the series will begin airing its final 10-episode season June 17 on NBC.

"I have enjoyed producing and starring in this beautifully complicated world and playing such an empowering yet flawed character — a woman, a detective, but, first and foremost, a mother," Lopez said in a statement.

"Now looking at it with a little distance, playing Harlee strengthened me and helped me grow into a more self-assured woman," she added. "It's crazy how some parts permeate your soul and change you forever and for that I am grateful."

"We crafted a poetic three-season arc on how her journey ends, which is true redemption. The way only Harlee could have done it — the hard way, the road less traveled," Lopez's statement continued. "I thank NBC and all the talented actors, writers, crew and producers for going on this journey with us!"

In addition to Lopez, Shades of Blue also stars Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Warren Kole, and Dayo Okeniyi, among others.

The overarching story focuses on Lopez's character Harlee Santos, "a single-mother and NYPD Detective who is forced to work for the FBI's anti-corruption task force, while dealing with her own financial and family problems."

In August of 2017, Lopez revealed that filming of season three had officially completed, taking to Instagram to share a photo of herself from the set with a clapperboard behind her.

In her caption, she wrote, "Feeling the last day feels on the set of [Shades of Blue]!!!"

"Cant believe we are wrapping our 3rd season!! Feels like we just started first season yesterday...And that's a testament to all the amazing people I get to work with everyday!!" she added. "Truly love and appreciate you all!! Here's to another great season!!! Done...And scene!!" Lopez concluded.

Lopez has been very busy lately, which could have something to do with Shades of Blue is ending. In addition to her commitments on Shades of Blue, she is also a judge on World of Dance, a dance competition series hosted by Jenna Dewan Tatum.

She is also and executive producer of both Shades of Blue as well as the reality series.

On top of all that, she also has her residency in Las Vegas, which is a series of performances she's contracted to put on, and also recently revealed that she has a new album in the works.


No word on when Shades of Blue will finale, but it will potentially be sometime before the fall TV season kicks off.