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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Series Fun Facts

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  • There are police technical advisers on the set of every episode.
  • The uniformed officers originally wore realistic LAPD-style badges over their left breast, which is standard in the real Los Angeles Police Department, as it is symbolically over the heart.…
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    The uniformed officers originally wore realistic LAPD-style badges over their left breast, which is standard in the real Los Angeles Police Department, as it is symbolically over the heart. After criticism from the real LAPD over the show's depiction of corrupt cops, the badges were replaced with less realistic badges which were worn over the right breast, starting midway through the first season.
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  • On the back of Vic's car you can sometimes see a ManCow sticker, this is in reference to a Chicago radio show host who is good friends with Michael Chiklis. ManCow has also appeared as…
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    On the back of Vic's car you can sometimes see a ManCow sticker, this is in reference to a Chicago radio show host who is good friends with Michael Chiklis. ManCow has also appeared as stand-ins for police line-ups on the show.
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