The Shield (2002–2008)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.




  • Michael Chiklis and Benito Martinez at an event for The Shield (2002)
  • Michael Jace in The Shield (2002)
  • Benito Martinez at an event for The Shield (2002)
  • Michael Chiklis in The Shield (2002)
  • Franka Potente in The Shield (2002)
  • wife Cathleen

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Cast & Crew

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Shawn Ryan

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Creator Shawn Ryan's original title of the show was "The Barn." The FX network feared that potential audiences might be turned away by that, because they might think it was a gardening show or something similar. "Rampart" was also considered, after the ... ...


Officer: You guys have anything to declare?
Vic Mackey: Just that is great to be back in the States.


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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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