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Jennifer Lopez's NBC show Shades of Blue renewed Jennifer Lopez's NBC show Shades of Blue renewed

Friday might have been a good day for shades of green, but it was an even better day for Shades of Blue.

The Jennifer Lopez-led TV crime drama was renewed by NBC for season three on Friday. 

The show has a strong supporting cast, which includes Goodfellas star Ray Liotta, The Sopranos' Drea de Matteo and The Blind Side's Hampton Fluker.

 Stunning: Jennifer Lopez, 47, leads the way on Shades of Blue, the cop drama which NBC renewed Friday for a third season

Stunning: Jennifer Lopez, 47, leads the way on Shades of Blue, the cop drama which NBC renewed Friday for a third season

'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,' said Jennifer Salke, the network's president of entertainment. 

'This show continues to mine powerful stories that always leave us hungry for more.'

On the show, which averages about 5 million weekly viewers, J.Lo plays a single mom named Harlee Santos who's a police detective in a Brooklyn-based squad. 

 Intense: J.Lo's co-star on the Sunday night show is Ray Liotta, the 62-year-old veteran actor best known for his roles in Goodfellas, Field of Dreams and Hannibal

Intense: J.Lo's co-star on the Sunday night show is Ray Liotta, the 62-year-old veteran actor best known for his roles in Goodfellas, Field of Dreams and Hannibal

 Ensemble cast: With marquee names Lopez and Liotta anchoring the way, the show has also featured (L-R) Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Drea de Matteo, Hampton Fluker and Michael Esper

Ensemble cast: With marquee names Lopez and Liotta anchoring the way, the show has also featured (L-R) Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Drea de Matteo, Hampton Fluker and Michael Esper

Lieutenant Matt Wozniak, played by Liotta, isn't shy about blurring the lines of the law to keep his crew safe and productive.

The co-stars appeared earlier this month at AOL’s BUILD Series in New York City, where they discussed their simpatico working relationship.

Said Lopez: 'We were so excited to get Ray for the part. It is like we have been married for two years and it is working out.'

 Multi-talented: Lopez is one of the most versatile performers in all of entertainment, having achieved immense success in movies, TV and music

Multi-talented: Lopez is one of the most versatile performers in all of entertainment, having achieved immense success in movies, TV and music

 Chemistry: Both Lopez and Liotta say they mesh well with one other in filming the show

Chemistry: Both Lopez and Liotta say they mesh well with one other in filming the show

Liotta, most famed for playing monster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's 1992 opus, said that he's actually the more high-maintenance of the two.

'Jennifer does her music and everything, but it turns out I’m the diva!' the actor said. 'Jen is very cool and quiet.'

Lopez made headlines earlier this week in her burgeoning romance with former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, as an insider told US Weekly that she's already introduced the power hitter to her twins (with singer ex Marc Anthony) Max and Emme.

'The twins like him,' the insider told the publication, 'which is a big reason she likes him.'

Shades of Blue airs Sundays at 10/9c on NBC.

 Involved: The retired athlete is serving as an adviser for the Yankees this seasonGorgeous: J.Lo looked stunning in a stylish white skirt Friday in Miami with her new beau 

Double play: News of another season comes as J.Lo is in the early stages of a starry romance with ex-baseball star Alex Rodriguez. The two were seen stepping out Friday in Miami Beach


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