Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 12, 2002
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FX TV Network
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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
Whether you have seen 'The Shield' or not you can either take a trip down memory lane or learn about one of the greatest TV shows that hardly anyone has ever heard of by reading "The Shield: A Retrospective" on the Share TV blog by clicking here.

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  • Glenn Close was given the opportunity to continue working on The Shield after receiving critical acclaim for her role. She ultimately declined to do another season because she did not want to…
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    Glenn Close was given the opportunity to continue working on The Shield after receiving critical acclaim for her role. She ultimately declined to do another season because she did not want to miss her daughter's last year of high school. She had also recently married her third husband and felt that she would have missed too much family time.
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  • SPOILER: In season 4 Danny (Catherine Dent) was for the asset seizures, whereas Julien (Michael Jace) was against it. In real life Catherine Dent is opposed to asset seizures and Michael Jace…
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    SPOILER: In season 4 Danny (Catherine Dent) was for the asset seizures, whereas Julien (Michael Jace) was against it. In real life Catherine Dent is opposed to asset seizures and Michael Jace supports it.
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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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