Star Power Ignites Global's New Crime Drama Shades of Blue, Premiering January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT

International Superstar Jennifer Lopez, Emmy Award-Winning Actors Ray Liotta and Drea De Matteo Star in the New Procedural Joining Global's Midseason Lineup

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TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Global turns up the heat this January as this edgy new police drama, Shades of Blue, joins the midseason schedule premiering Thursday, January 7 at 10 pm ET/PT on Global. Starring and executive produced by the iconic Jennifer Lopez in her first foray into dramatic television, Shades of Blue follows Lopez as an NYPD detective turned informant who must carefully straddle the line between work and family. Featuring an all-star cast, including Emmy Award-winning actor Ray Liotta and Emmy Award-winning actress Drea de Matteo, viewers can get a sneak peek of this compelling, new crime drama, here.

In Shades of Blue, Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) is a charismatic single mother and resourceful New York detective, who falls in with a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives. Led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta), he often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own. As a big illegal job looms on the horizon, the FBI catches Harlee in the act and pits her against her own unit. As a newly turned informant, Harlee struggles to safeguard her on-the-job family and avoid arrest in order to stay with her daughter. Harlee engages in a perilous dance with her FBI handler, Special Agent Stahl (Warren Kole), who develops an unhealthy obsession with her. Meanwhile, Wozniak, acting as the unit's patriarch, begins an all-consuming hunt for the informant. Pressure mounts as the crew struggles to perform their brand of street justice under FBI watch.

The cast also includes Warren Kole (The Avengers), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), Hampton Fluker (The Blind Side), Vincent Laresca (Graceland), and Sarah Jeffery (Descendants).

Viewers who miss the premiere can also catch up on Shades of Blues following the broadcast the next day on and the Global Go app




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