Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 12, 2002
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FX TV Network
Genre
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The Shield

The Shield breaks the conventional formula of the cop genre. It plays out in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between good and bad is crossed every day. The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions.

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07x13 Family Meeting Aired: Nov. 25, 2008

The series finale finds the team searching for a missing woman and awaiting a huge drug shipment.

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The show had 7 seasons and 88 episodes air between 2002 and 2008.

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'The Shield' A Retrospective
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  • Shawn Ryan originally wrote Claudette's character as a man. It took a call from CCH Pounder's agent to make him appreciate a woman detective would offer a whole new slant to proceedings. One…
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    Shawn Ryan originally wrote Claudette's character as a man. It took a call from CCH Pounder's agent to make him appreciate a woman detective would offer a whole new slant to proceedings. One thing that Ryan didn't change though was the dialog, meaning that Claudette pulls no punches with her fellow detectives and the criminals she encounters. This was at Pounder's request.
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  • Detective Shane Vendrell's badge number is 714, the same as Detective Joe Friday's on Dragnet (1951).
  • According to Michael Chiklis , Jay Karnes had difficulty believing Dutch would be afraid of fighting Vic due to his size advantage. Karnes is 6'2" while Chiklis is 5'8". They debated for a…
    [show]
    According to Michael Chiklis , Jay Karnes had difficulty believing Dutch would be afraid of fighting Vic due to his size advantage. Karnes is 6'2" while Chiklis is 5'8". They debated for a while until Chiklis convinced Karnes that Dutch was afraid of Vic's violent temper.
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