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.
Last Episode07x13 Family Meeting Aired: Nov. 25, 2008
The series finale finds the team searching for a missing woman and awaiting a huge drug shipment.
The Shield: Season 6, Episode #1 - On the Jones
Vic's searches to find his friend's killer. Claudette has trouble adjusting to her new role as Captain. Ronnie…
The Shield: Season 6, Episode #2 - Baptism by Fire
Vic uses extreme measures to find his best friend's killer. Claudette is under the political microscope, while…
The Shield: Breaking Episode 315: Making-of Documentary
The documentary follows the casting, location scouting, writing process and shooting of the Shield, including…
Series Fun Facts
- 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.…
[show]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.
- Michael Chiklis (Detective Vic Mackey) and Jay Karnes (Detective Holland Wagenbach) are the only actors to appear in all 89 episodes of the series.
- Because of the series' graphic content, advertisers were initially reluctant to pay to be in its schedules. The high ratings soon convinced them otherwise.