NBC has cancelled Shades of Blue, with the previously announced third season serving as the show’s last. There will be no Season 4 of the Jennifer Lopez cop drama.
Responding to the cancellation, Lopez said:
“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. Now looking at it with a little distance, playing Harlee strengthened me and helped me grow into a more self-assured woman.”
“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. I thank NBC and all the talented actors, writers, crew and producers for going on this journey with us.”
Lisa Katz, Co-President of Scripted Programming at NBC Entertainment, offered:
“We are very proud that this remarkable series attracted iconic stars like the incomparable Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta to broadcast television. We are so grateful for all the hard work and dedication of Jack Orman and his incredible producers as well as the entire cast and crew.”
Added Pearlena Igbokwe, President of Universal Television:
“This is one of our flagship shows and we’re excited to share the final chapter with viewers who will be on the edge of their seats discovering how Harlee’s story concludes. It has been a supreme pleasure to work with executive producers Jennifer Lopez, Jack Orman, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Ryan Seacrest and Nina Wass.”
The third and now final season of Shades of Blue premieres June 17, 2018.
The capture of Shades of Blue serves as a significant coup for the cancellation reaper.