Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) is a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives. They're led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak (Ray Liotta) who often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own.
Harlee navigates her fractured relationship with Wozniak as she struggles to conceal her deepest secret - she killed her daughter's father. Following his discovery that Harlee collaborated with the FBI, Wozniak is confronted with a gut-wrenching dilemma of his own. The crew continues to be under tight scrutiny from Stahl (Warren Kole) with the FBI and is now being investigated by a gregarious detective named Verco (guest star Dov Davidoff) from Internal Affairs for the disappearance of one of their own. Meanwhile, a former member of their crew, Julia Ayres (guest star Anna Gunn) runs for mayor, and her complex relationship with Harlee and Wozniak comes to the fore. Neither Harlee nor Wozniak anticipates that Ayres' corrupt connections will trap them in a dangerous war with the mafia.
The cast includes Drea de Matteo ("Sopranos," "Sons of Anarchy"), Dayo Okeniyi ("Terminator: Genisys," "Hunger Games"), Vincent Laresca ("The Aviator," "The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift"), Hampton Fluker ("Aquarius," "The Blind Side"), Sarah Jeffery ("Rogue," "Wayward Pines") and Gino Anthony Pesi ("Dallas," "The Vampire Diaries"). Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad," "Gracepoint") is a recurring guest star.
Showrunner Jack Orman ("Men of a Certain Age," "ER," "Pan Am") and Jennifer Lopez ("The Boy Next Door," "The Fosters") serve as executive producers along with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas ("Extant," "The Fosters"), Benny Medina ("The Boy Next Door," "The Fosters"), Creator Adi Hasak ("Eyewitness," "3 Days to Kill"), Ryan Seacrest ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Shahs of Sunset") and Nina Wass ("Mixology," "Golden Girls").
"Shades of Blue" is a production of Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Jack Orman Productions.