Jennifer Lopez, currently starring in NBC’s new dramatic cop show Shades of Blue, joined The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon for a new episode of Ew!. Fallon plays Sara, a teenage girl who hosts a Teen Nick show called Ew! in her basement. Lopez shows up as one of Sara’s BFFs, Gabby, who’s shy until Sara turns on the music and Gabby shows off her hidden talent: dancing.
Lopez is finishing up her final season on American Idol while also starring in the new NBC cop drama. Shades of Blue co-stars Ray Liotta and Drea de Matteo and airs on Thursday nights at 10pm ET/PT. The series was recently given a second season renewal by the network. Announcing the renewal NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said, “We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest working woman we know, for her incredible efforts as both the star and producer of this show, as well as well as our other amazing producers and cast for all their tireless work in creating one of the most compelling dramas on television today. We’re so excited to find out where this story will lead and have them raise the stakes even higher in what we know will be a fantastic second season.”
The Shades of Blue Plot: Shades of Blue stars Jennifer Lopez as Harlee Santos, a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by enigmatic Lt. Matt Wozniak (Liotta) who 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.