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Air Date: March 12th, 2002

Network: FX

Series Summary
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Crime drama

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  • What remains compelling about The Shield as it heads into its last hurrah are the gray areas and ethical gradations of the characters that have defined it. Show More

  • For better or worse, The Shield set the standard for what is now permissible on basic cable. It's one of those shows I can't imagine living without. Show More

  • This is a darker "NYPD Blue," "The Job" without the jokes, the LAPD Rampart scandal without, so far, the indictments. Does The Shield need the R-rated language, violence and nudity that FX has allowed it? Probably not. But don't let that scare you off, either. [12 Mar 2002, p.39] Show More

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