Casper Smart Is Playing a Bad Guy on J. Lo's New Series 'Shades of Blue'

by Zach Seemayer 9:25 PM PST, November 03, 2015
Playing Casper Smart Is Playing a Bad Guy on J. Lo's New Series 'Shades of Blue'

It looks like Casper Smart will be joining Jennifer Lopez on her new cop drama Shades of Blue.

A production source tells ET the 28-year-old choreographer nabbed a role on the upcoming NBC series playing a bad guy, but won't be appearing in any scenes with Lopez.

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Instead, Smart will share the screen with Lopez's co-star Ray Liotta. It's unclear whether or not Smart will appear in more than one episode.

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ET has learned that Smart auditioned for a different role a month ago, but wasn't picked for the part. He auditioned again for this role, and was finally cast.

While Smart is primarily known for his dance choreography, acting isn't new to him. Smart has appeared in small roles on a number of different TV shows, including The Big Bang Theory and Benched, as well as the lead role in the feature film Street. He is also set to appear in three films currently in post-production.

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Shades of Blue sees Lopez playing a New York City police detective who gets swept up in a world of corruption, dirty cops and crime, until the FBI forces her to turn on the group of corrupt cops she's a part of.

Outside of the NBC drama, Lopez is also looking forward to the 15th and final season of American Idol, and the start of her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. Check out the video below to hear more from the singer about her upcoming series of live shows in Sin City.