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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

Episodes

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  • He has always been wrapped a little tight but now he's about to explode, and Chiklis plays it beautifully, making it sound as if he must measure every phrase so that just opening his mouth doesn't release all the frustration in a nuclear blast. Show More

  • 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

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Winner Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series