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VIDEO: Shades of Blue Stars Explain Why It's Not "A Cop Show"

Why not?

Malcolm Venable

Shades of Blue's cast plays members of New York's finest -- or more accurately, not-so-finest given their occasional penchant for morally ambiguous behavior.

Shades of Blue stars embrace complicated questions about police

Check out this video with cast members Hampton Fluker, Dayo Okeniyi and Sarah Jeffery, talk about getting in the officer frame of mind on set - and how, for the boys anyway, their wardrobes instantly take them back to cops and robbers.

Even Ray Liotta's Shades of Blue co-stars are afraid of him

But despite the guns and badges, Santino Fontana, Drea de Matteo , Vincent Laresca and Warren Kole want you to know that it's not a "cop show" but actually provocative examination of right and wrong - and the choice people make when confronted with unappealing options at every turn.

Shades of Blue airs Thursdays at 10/9 on NBC.