Shades of Blue: Nick Wechsler Boards Season 3

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Chicago PD's loss is Shades of Blue's gain. Nick Wechsler will be swapping Chicago for the Big Apple next season. 

The former Revenge alum will board the Jennifer Lopez-fronted crime solver for an undisclosed number of episodes in a recurring capacity. 

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He will portray Detective Cole when the series returns for Season 3 at some point next year. 

The 38-year-old recently wrapped a six-episode stint on fellow NBC drama, Chicago PD. He played gang-unit cop Kenny Brixton. 

Wechsler's biggest role, of course, was on ABC's Revenge. He played Jack Porter, who was essentially a beacon of light in the midst of all the dark things going on in The Hamptons. 

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That show ultimately wound up staying on the air for four seasons, and only came to a close in May 2015. 

Nick was a series regular on the show for all four seasons, with his character getting a happy ending with Emily VanCamp's Amanda Clarke. 

Shades of Blue was renewed for Season 3 earlier this year, just a few episodes into Season 2. 

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It is thought the show snagged a renewal over other series on the network because of Jennifer Lopez being attached to it. 

The network has a new hit from Jennifer in the shape of World of Dance, which has been a reliable performer out of America's Got Talent. 

The former has already clinched a Season 2 renewal. 

Ratings sagged over 30 percent for Shades of Blue Season 2 to 4.3 million viewers and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. Despite this, the show remained a solid performer when other metrics were factored in. 

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Wechsler will next be seen on The CW's reboot of Dynasty, which debuts in October. 

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Nick Wechsler Quotes

Rixton: Lindsay and Halstead are dating, right?
Atwater: Yeah.
Rixton: Yeah. That explains everything.

Rixton: I've got a girlfriend, we're talking about moving in together.
Halstead: (laughs)
Rixton: What?
Halstead: Oh, you'll find out.