EXCLUSIVE: You’ll be seeing a lot more of ADA James Nava when Shades Of Blue returns for its second season: Gino Anthony Pesi has been bumped up to series regular on the NBC crime drama. The series starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta is going into production in New York City next week for a 13-episode season set to air midseason in 2016-2017. Pesi’s character is a love interest to Lopez’s Detective Harlee Santos and appeared in eight episodes of the first season.

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Executive produced by Jack Orman, Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Ryan Seacrest and Nina Wass, Shades Of Blue was created by Adi Hasak and is produced through Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Adi TV Studios and Jack Orman Productions.

Pesi’s previous TV credits include Dallas, Grimm, The Vampire Diaries, The Client List, Franklin & Bash, Common Law, and Unleashed. He’s also appeared in the films 42, Battle Los Angeles, and Takers. He’s repped by LINK Entertainment and The Corsa Agency.