The Road To Justice... Is Twisted
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 everyday. 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. The Shield stars Michael Chiklis as rogue cop Vic Mackey, leader of the elite Strike Team unit, who is effective at eliminating crime but who operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez plays David Aceveda, the young captain turned councilman who doesn't like Mackey's tactics and wants to bust him off the force. And CCH Pounder as Claudette Wyms, a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the fence.
The show made history by becoming the first ad-supported cable series to win the 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. In its first season, Shawn Ryan (Writing) and Clark Johnson (Directing) received Emmy nominations, which were also firsts for basic cable in those categories. The Shield has received two TCA nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. As of 2007, the show is the longest running series on the FX Network with 6 seasons. A 7th season is expected, which will be the show's last.
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Recaps5x11: Post Partum recap
: Claudette has officially been promoted, while Billings is back to being a Detective with Dutch. Tina is spending more hours with Dutch to become a Detective while still training with Julien. Danny had her baby, but didn't really confront Vic about it being his. Kavanaugh and Aceveda's case against the Strike Team has ended with Lem going to jail. But Lem skipped out in an attempt to get a better deal for himself and out of Antwon's reach. In the end, Shane kills Lem with one of the grenades they took off a bust earlier that night to protect the team... read more.
Warning: The Shield guide may contain spoilers
: Tuesdays at 10:00 pmRuntime
: 60 MinutesPremiere
: March 12, 2002Ended
: November 25, 2008
Akas • Shield - Lain varjolla (Used In Finland)
• Skydas (Used In Lithuania)
• Świat glin (Used In Poland)
• The Barn (Previous Working Title), (Used In USA)
• The Shield - Gesetz der Gewalt (Used In Germany)
• The Shield - Lege şi fărădelege (Used In Romania)
• The Shield: Acima da Lei (Used In Brazil)