ICYMI: Penelope Cruz Joins ‘American Crime Story’; ‘Being Mary Jane’ Summer Premiere; ‘Shades of Blue’ Scores New Season; and More TV News

NBC renews Jennifer Lopez’s Shades of Blue for a third season. [Hollywood Reporter]

Being Mary Jane set to return this summer July 18. [Deadline]

Penelope Cruz is joining Ryan Murphy’s growing FX family as Donatella Versace for the third installment of American Crime Story, which is centering on the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. [Vanity Fair]

NBC is playing with fire as The Carmichael Show announces an upcoming episode of the family sitcom will use the “n-word” united six times. Creator and star Jerrod Carmichael called the racial slur “childish.” [Variety]

Chris Messina is joining Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson in the upcoming HBO series adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel Sharp Objects. [Variety]

Rob Lowe and his sons are setting out to investigate cold cases in their new series on A&E called The Lowe Files. [Variety]

Ashley Judd joins EPIX’s scripted spy drama series Berlin Station for season two. [Deadline]

History is the latest network to jump aboard the scripted anthology series train with a new drama centering around different United States Presidents, including Bill Clinton, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. [Hollywood Reporter]

FX release the first full trailer for the third season of Fargo with a first-look at Ewan McGregor playing twins. [Hollywood Reporter]

ESPN announces We The Fans, which focuses on the lives and relationships of a tightknit group of Chicago Bears fans, as the next documentary topic to follow up the Academy Award-winning OJ: Made in America. [Variety]

After two seasons, Cinemax has announced Clive Owen’s The Knick is not to return so the network can focus on action series. [Deadline]

HBO announces Talulah Riley has been promoted to series regular for season two of Westworld, which may give some implications of what’s in store for next season. [Deadline]

Spike renews Ink Master for season 10. [Variety]

Bobby Moynihan to lend his voice to Syfy’s new series Happy!, which centers on  the oddball duo of Happy, a blue unicorn,  and Nick Sax (Chris Meloni), a once-detective for a major metropolitan police department before losing it all. [Deadline]

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