The good news is that Shades of Blue is back for a third season. The bad news is the third time will be a charm. So much of a charm, that it will be its last season. NBC broke the news today after they announced that the show’s final 10 episodes will begin airing on June 17th.
Jennifer Lopez said, “I have enjoyed producing and starring in this beautifully complicated world and playing such an empowering yet flawed character – a women, a detective, but, first and foremost, a mother.” Then she added, “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.” A journey she enjoyed being part of for these last three seasons.
Along with Shades of Blue, her competition series World of Dance will also air in June. Plus, she is still working on a live production of Bye, Bye Birdie with the network that could air sometime before 2020.