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Encyclopedia > The Shield
The Shield
Format Crime Drama
Created by Shawn Ryan
Starring Michael Chiklis
Walton Goggins
Benito Martinez
CCH Pounder
Jay Karnes
Catherine Dent
Michael Jace
Cathy Cahlin Ryan
David Rees Snell
Kenny Johnson
Opening theme "Just Another Day" by Vivian Ann Romero, Ernesto J. Bautista & Rodney Alejandro
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 75 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time approx. 47 min.
Broadcast
Original channel FX Networks
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run March 12, 2002 – present
External links
IMDb profile
Common rating
Australia MA
Germany 18
New Zealand R16
Singapore M18
United States TV-MA (FX)
TV-14-DLV (syndication)

The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. The show is known for its controversial portrayal of corrupt police officers and was originally advertised as "Rampart" [1] in reference to the true life Rampart Division police scandal to garner attention. The first season gained the most Emmy nominations for a basic cable drama. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television (formerly Columbia TriStar Television). This article is about the comic-book superhero. ... Look up shield in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which tries to demonstrate accurately the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... Shawn Ryan is the creator of the television series The Shield, and the upcoming CBS drama, The Unit. ... Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Walton Goggins (born 1971) is an American actor from Lithia Springs, Georgia. ... Benito Martinez as David Acevada in The Shield Benito Martinez is an actor from Guatemala, best known as police captain (later city councilman) David Aceveda in FX Networks acclaimed crime drama The Shield. ... Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (born December 25, 1952) is an American film and television actress. ... Jay Karnes as Dutch Wagenbach on The Shield Jay Karnes (born June 27, 1963) is an American actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Catherine Dent (b. ... Michael Jace as Julien Lowe on The Shield Michael Jace (born July 13, 1965) is an African-American actor, from Los Angeles, California. ... David Rees Snell, an actor who has appeared in such short films as P1 and Draw the Pirate. ... Kenneth Johnson (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is an episode list for the FX crime drama The Shield. ... FX (shorter for Fox Extended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Television content rating systems are a method of giving television viewers an idea of the suitability of a television program for children and/or adults. ... For other uses, see New Zealand (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... FX (for Fox eXtended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... FX (for Fox eXtended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... The Rampart Scandal refers to widespread corruption of the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) anti-gang unit of the LAPD Rampart Division in the late 1990s. ... An Emmy Award. ... Basic Cable is the sketch comedy show on Boston College Campus. ... Shawn Ryan is the creator of the television series The Shield, and the upcoming CBS drama, The Unit. ... Fox Television Studios is the sister television arm of 20th Century Fox Television. ... SPT logo Sony Pictures Television, Inc. ... Columbia TriStar Television logo Columbia TriStar Television, Inc. ...


The Shield has finished its 6th season. Although this season was supposed to be the last, The Shield has been renewed for its 7th and final season.[2]

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About the series

The Shield is about an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department set up in the fictional Farmington district ("the Farm") of Los Angeles, using a converted church ("the Barn") as their police station, and featuring a group of detectives called "The Strike Team," who will stop at nothing to bring justice to the streets. Michael Chiklis has top billing with his portrayal of Strike Team leader Vic Mackey. The show has an ensemble cast that will normally run a number of separate story lines through each episode. LAPD and L.A.P.D. redirect here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Detective Vic Mackey, portrayed by Michael Chiklis, is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department detective and leader of the Strike Team, a four-man anti-gang unit in the FX crime drama series The Shield. ... An ensemble cast is a cast in which the principal performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance in a dramatic production. ...


Detective Vic Mackey is the leader of the Strike Team, a four-man anti-gang unit based on the LAPD's real-life Rampart Division CRASH unit (Rampart was seriously considered as the series name and was even used in some early promotional ads for the series[3]). The Strike Team uses a variety of illegal and unethical methods to maintain peace on the streets, while making a profit through illegal drug protection schemes and robbery. The Strike Team isn't above planting drugs on and coercing confessions out of gang members. Attempts to give the team a fifth member have frequently led to near-catastrophe for the group. Mara Salvatrucha suspect bearing gang tattoos is handcuffed. ... LAPD and L.A.P.D. redirect here. ... Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums, usually known as CRASH, was a special unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, Rampart Division, devoted to reduction of gang violence. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Shield has a variety of subplots, notably David Aceveda's political aspirations and internal confrontation of a previous sexual assault; Vic Mackey's struggle to cope with a failing marriage; and Julien Lowe's internal conflicts between his belief in the teachings of the Bible and his homosexuality. For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Common themes are the citizens' distrust of police, the social impact of drugs and gang warfare, and the conflict between ethics and political expediency. Most characters are portrayed as having both vice and virtue. For example, Vic's loving relationship with his children contrasts with his thuggish attitude towards police work; in addition, his brutality is generally directed at those who seem well deserving of such treatment — in Season 2, the Strike Team prepares to rob the "Armenian Money Train," a money laundering operation of the Armenian Mafia. Another episode had Mackey cornering a serial rapist, then letting him be attacked by a police dog before calling the dog off. Armenian Power, also known as AP, is an Armenian-American gang located in Los Angeles. ...


Season Overviews

This is an episode list for the FX crime drama The Shield. ...

Season 1

Season 1 premiered March 12, 2002. It gives an introduction to The Strike Team and the other characters of the Barn. Important plotlines are the aftermath of Vic's murder of Terry Crowley and Captain Aceveda's scheming to bring Vic and the Strike Team down; Dutch and Claudette's attempts at tracking down a serial killer; Julien's training under Danny and his struggle with homosexuality; as well as the corrupt actions of Ben Gilroy. is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Season 2

Season 2 premiered January 7, 2003. The season mostly revolves around a brutal new drug-lord, Armadillo--a sadistic child rapist, who likes to set his rivals on fire using a tire necklace and gasoline--who begins to take over the drug trade in Farmington. Meanwhile, Officer Sofer is involved in a shooting of a Muslim man and has to deal with the fallout. This season is also heavily concerned with the Strike Team's plan to rip off the money train of the Armenian Mob, which ends up going down in the season finale. is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Season 3

Season 3 premiered March 9, 2004. The season mainly revolves around the aftermath of the Money Train Heist and its effects on the Strike Team, as the Armenian mob and also David Aceveda begins to suspect the Strike Team. In order to save the team, Lem (Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky) burns a majority of the money, ultimately leading to a confrontation which causes the Strike Team to split up in the season finale. Claudette had been promised a promotion to captain and throughout the season was in a supervising role, while Aceveda prepared to move onto city council. Near the end of the season a defense attorney was murdered and Wyms and Dutch discovered she had been a heavy drug user for the past 3 years. Wyms explored further and was re-opening closed cases which resulted in her being denied the captaincy and becoming very unpopular with the D.A. and around the barn. is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Season 4

Season 4 premiered March 15, 2005, with the addition of Glenn Close taking over the role as Farmington's Captain. The season dealt with the fallout from the Strike Team disbandment. Shane Vendrell, with new partner Army, enters into a dangerous situation with major drug lord Antwon Mitchell (Anthony Anderson), and seemingly accepts an order to kill Vic Mackey. The police were outraged after two officers were kidnapped and subsequently found murdered. In the end, the team gets back together and manages to bring Antwon into jail. The season also deals with the controversial asset forfeiture policies of the new captain; Julien's opposition to these policies; and David Aceveda dealing with the psychological aftermath of his sexual assault incident from the previous season. The season concludes with Captain Rawlings losing her job over a dispute with the DEA. This plot twist reflected a real-life need for Glenn Close to return to New York. One of the secondary plots involves Claudette and Dutch being continually put on the sidelines because of Claudette's refusal to apologize to the DA for reopening the cases of a public defender who was discovered to be high during many of her trials. Besides being an embarrassment to the DA's office, many of the convictions in question were overturned. This cost Claudette her shot at being the Farmington Captain and Dutch as her partner suffered being marginalized in the barn. is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American film and stage actress and singer, perhaps best known for her role as a deranged stalker in Fatal Attraction (1987). ...


Season 5

Season 5 premiered January 10, 2006. The season revolved around Internal Affairs Department Lt. Jon Kavanaugh's (played by Forest Whitaker) investigation into the Strike Team, representing one of the greatest threats the team has ever faced. As a result of Kavanaugh turning one of Vic's informants, IA became aware of Lem stealing heroin which he never turned in. Having found the heroin, IA is capable of arresting Lem, but Kavanaugh wants him to incriminate the whole team and has him wear a wire, which he warns the team of and they use it to embarrass IA. Kavanaugh puts on any form of pressure he can, finds out about Vic's share of the Money Train money, and ultimately arrests Lem having made a deal with Antwon Mitchell to put Lem there if convicted. Vic stands with him and gets bail, while Shane is worried he'll be turned. Claudette finally gets her shot as the captain of the Barn which she reluctantly accepts. The season concluded with Shane Vendrell murdering his friend and fellow team member Lem with a hand grenade. is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh is a fictional character from the FX Networks television show The Shield, played by Forest Whitaker. ... Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. ...


"Wins and Losses"

The producers of The Shield produced a 15-minute "promosode", which premiered on Google on February 15, 2007 to bridge the gap between Seasons 5 and 6. The episode focuses on the aftermath of Lem's death, including his funeral and flashbacks as co-workers reflect upon Det. Lemansky's life. The episode was said to have cost between $500,000 and $1 million to produce and was on Bud.TV for a 4 week period and later released to AOL and other media outlets.[4] The "promosode" is also one of the special features included on the Season 5 DVD set. This article is about the corporation. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Season 6

Season 6 premiered on FX on April 3, 2007. Continuing directly after season 5, Vic and the Strike Team are distraught over Lem's death. Shane has been overcome by guilt and becomes reckless and suicidal. Kavanaugh refuses to let the case die and resorts to planting evidence and coercing witnesses to lie about the Strike Team. Dutch and Claudette begin to suspect his integrity. Vic learns from Claudette that the Chief plans to force him into early retirement — and vows to wreak bloody vengeance on Lem's killer before losing his badge. Claudette learns that the Barn could be shut down if no improvements are made by the time quarterly crime statistics are released. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Season 6 was originally intended to be aired as the second half of Season 5 (in the same way that HBO split up the last season of The Sopranos). However, FX decided instead to refer to these ten episodes as "Season 6." This article is about the television series. ...


Season 7

Season 7 will premiere sometime in the fall of 2008, according to a FX spokesman in a recent newspaper article, and will consist of 13 one hour episodes. This will be the final season according to its creator and the network.[5] This has also been confirmed by a commercial on FX about The Shield.


Characters

The following is a list of character summaries from the FX Networks television series, The Shield. ...

Strike Team

  • Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis) is a corrupt but effective and motivated police officer; he steals drugs from drug dealers, beats and tortures suspects, and has committed murder more than once. Mackey sees his tactics as a means to an end. Despite his misdeeds, he is a devoted father, a loyal partner to other officers on his team, and will readily protect those he sees as innocent victims. He is the former leader of the Strike Team. Mackey's family life is one of the many plotlines followed throughout the series. His marriage to his wife, a nurse, failed after numerous instances of infidelity on Mackey's part (at least one of which was his relationship with Officer Sofer, which allegedly resulted in an illegitimate child (the writers have neither confirmed nor denied Vic is the father)). Mackey and his wife have three children, two of whom are autistic. The special education needs of Mackey's children are one of many sources of stress (monetary and emotional) for Mackey.
  • Detective Shane Vendrell (Walton Goggins) was Vic Mackey's best friend and partner before the strike team was formed. His racist, reckless attitude and questionable decisions often got him into trouble, after which Vic typically bailed him out. He has a wife, Mara, as well as a young son, Jackson. Shane requested a transfer from the strike team after he confessed to Vic that he killed fellow Strike Team member Curtis Lemansky. Vic threatened to kill Shane if he saw him again. He later canceled his request to transfer to his old spot in vice due to the fact that Vic was going to be forced into retirement.
  • Detective Ronnie Gardocki (David Rees Snell) is the Strike Team's surveillance and electronics expert. Though little is known about Ronnie, he has proven more and more in recent times to be the most solid, well-rounded member of the Strike Team and has remained fiercely loyal to Vic through thick and thin. The burn scars present on his face after he shaved his beard in Season 6 (given to him by Armadillo in Season 2) are proof of his loyalty to the team.
  • Officer Julien Lowe (Michael Jace) is an officer assigned to the Strike Team who never took the Detective's Exam. During the formation of a new Strike Team, Claudette offered Julien to Kevin Hiatt as a possible addition to the team. Claudette made the offer to Julien, who was hesitant, mainly because of the thought of being partnered with Vic on a daily basis. After being assured that Mackey was going to be moved out of the team, Julien accepted the promotion and is now an official member of the Strike Team.
  • Detective Kevin Hiatt (Alex O'Loughlin) is an experienced former Homeland Security Agent who used to work the borders of Mexico. He is brought in as Vic's replacement when Vic is forced into retirement. He is also supposed to keep tabs on the strike team. Although Hiatt is the leader of the Strike Team, it seems that Vic is still more hands-on. In the final episode of season six, "Spanish Practices," Hiatt, after mishandling a gang initiation ceremony, is removed from the department by Captain Wyms, presumably ending his time on the show.

Detective Vic Mackey, portrayed by Michael Chiklis, is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department detective and leader of the Strike Team, a four-man anti-gang unit in the FX crime drama series The Shield. ... Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... For other uses, see Torture (disambiguation). ... The ends justify the means is a phrase encompassing two beliefs: Morally wrong actions are sometimes necessary to achieve morally right outcomes. ... Information Aliases Cletus Van Damme Gender Male Age 30s Occupation Police officer Title Detective, vice unit Spouse(s) Mara Sewell-Vendrell (wife) Children Jackson Vendrell (son) Portrayed by Walton Goggins Created by Shawn Ryan Detective Shane Vendrell is a fictional character on the FX Networks police drama television series The... Walton Goggins (born 1971) is an American actor from Lithia Springs, Georgia. ... Information Nickname(s) Lemonhead, Lem Gender Male Age 42 (deceased) Date of birth July 14, 1963 Occupation Former police officer Title Former detective; Strike Team member Episode count 65 Portrayed by Kenny Johnson Created by Shawn Ryan Curtis Lemansky, more commonly known as Lem or Lemonhead, is a fictional police... Information Nickname(s) Lemonhead, Lem Gender Male Age 42 (deceased) Date of birth July 14, 1963 Occupation Former police officer Title Former detective; Strike Team member Episode count 65 Portrayed by Kenny Johnson Created by Shawn Ryan Curtis Lemansky, more commonly known as Lem or Lemonhead, is a fictional police... Kenneth Johnson (b. ... Information Aliases Cletus Van Damme Gender Male Age 30s Occupation Police officer Title Detective, vice unit Spouse(s) Mara Sewell-Vendrell (wife) Children Jackson Vendrell (son) Portrayed by Walton Goggins Created by Shawn Ryan Detective Shane Vendrell is a fictional character on the FX Networks police drama television series The... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... David Rees Snell, an actor who has appeared in such short films as P1 and Draw the Pirate. ... Information Gender Male Age 30s Occupation Police officer Title Detective; Strike Team member Spouse(s) Vanessa Lowe (wife) Children Randall Lowe (step-son) Portrayed by Michael Jace Created by Shawn Ryan Detective Julien Lowe is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department detective and a new member of the Strike Team... Michael Jace as Julien Lowe on The Shield Michael Jace (born July 13, 1965) is an African-American actor, from Los Angeles, California. ... Alex OLoughlin will play Detective Kevin Hiatt on The Shield as a replacement for Vic Mackey Detective Kevin Hiatt, played by Alex OLoughlin, will be the replacement for Detective Vic Mackey on the FX Networks drama The Shield in Season 6 in April 2007. ... Alex OLoughlin is an Australian actor, best-known for his laughably bad acting in Oyster Farmer, The Shield and Moonlight. ...

Administration and police

  • Councilman David Aceveda (Benito Martinez) is a politically ambitious former police captain elected to the Los Angeles City Council. He is one of Vic Mackey's main rivals, although often they have forged uneasy alliances for various reasons. He was orally raped at gunpoint, which eventually drove him to arrange a deal with druglord Antwon Mitchell to kill his rapist in prison.
  • Captain Claudette Wyms (CCH Pounder) is a veteran detective. Claudette, along with her partner Dutch, can be viewed as the voice of morality at the Barn; as a result, she is often at odds with Vic over his tactics. Later in the series, Claudette revealed to Dutch that she has had lupus for fifteen years. In season 5, she is appointed Captain after several attempts in previous years. After finally being promoted to captain, Claudette proves to be (at least) as capable as her predecessors; however, the pressures of managing the Barn (and the Strike Team) soon prove difficult for her to bear.
  • Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach (Jay Karnes) is characterized by many as a socially inept nerd even though he is a successful police detective. Assigned to the Farmington District of Los Angeles, he is often the first called to investigate violent crimes because of his specialization in criminal profiling and serial killers. Along with his partner, Detective Claudette Wyms, Dutch is widely considered to be the moral center of the show owing to his willingness to do the right thing in spite of the temptation to engage in illegal police activities. However, a scene in one episode showed him strangling a live cat, leading many to wonder what really makes Det. Wagenbach tick.[6] Dutch struggles at times with his tendency to assume the innocence of suspects because they are good-looking or from the middle or upper class. Dutch's relationship with Vic and Shane has been strained from the start, exacebated by the brief relationship between Dutch and Vic's wife after her divorce from Vic.
  • Sergeant Danielle "Danny" Sofer (Catherine Dent) is a patrol officer who aspires to become a detective. She has an on-again-off-again sexual relationship with Vic and a complicated history with Dutch. She is assigned desk duty as a result of her pregnancy and takes maternity leave after the birth of her son, Lee. The identity of the father was initially unknown; later, in the sixth season episode "Chasing Ghosts," it was heavily implied that it was Vic. Shortly afterwards, Danny returned from maternity leave early so that she could take the position of Sergeant at the Barn.

Benito Martinez as Councilman David Aceveda on The Shield Spoiler warning: David Aceveda, played by Benito Martinez, is a character on FX Networkss television crime drama The Shield. ... Benito Martinez as David Acevada in The Shield Benito Martinez is an actor from Guatemala, best known as police captain (later city councilman) David Aceveda in FX Networks acclaimed crime drama The Shield. ... Information Nickname(s) Peaches Gender Female Age 50s Occupation Police officer Title Captain Spouse(s) 2 ex-husbands (names unknown) Children Bonnie Wyms (daughter) Rebecca Wyms (daughter) Relatives Bryce Wyms (father) Portrayed by CCH Pounder Created by Shawn Ryan Captain Claudette Wyms is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department captain... Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder (born December 25, 1952) is an American film and television actress. ... Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare. ... Holland Dutch Wagenbach is a fictional character on FX Networks hit drama The Shield. ... Jay Karnes as Dutch Wagenbach on The Shield Jay Karnes (born June 27, 1963) is an American actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Information Nickname(s) Danny Gender Female Age early 40s Occupation Police officer Title Sergeant Children Lee Sofer (son) Portrayed by Catherine Dent Created by Shawn Ryan Sergeant Danielle Danny Sofer is a fictional Los Angeles Police Department sergeant in the television drama series The Shield. ... Catherine Dent (b. ...

Reception

The Shield has won critical praise for its realism, particularly in its portrayal of gang violence in Los Angeles.[7] Although names of actual gangs are not used, the portrayals are based on real gangs.[8] Latino gangs with names such as "Los Magnificos" (or "Los Mags"), the Byzantine Latinos (or "Byz-Lats") and the "Toros" are a constant thorn in the Strike Team's side in the early seasons of the show, whilst African American gangs become more prominent in later episodes. In particular, a gang calling itself the "One-Niners" is central to the plot of Season 4. Like the notorious real-life Blood and Crip gangs, the One-Niners identify themselves strongly with one color (in this case purple), wearing it on various items of clothing. There are also a number of stories set in Korean neighborhoods as well as plots involving Armenian gangsters. To enhance its realism, the show makes very little use of background music. For other uses, see Realism (disambiguation). ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The Bloods are one of the Los Angeles, California street gangs. ... The blue bandanas worn by most Crip gangs. ... Although background music was by the end of the 20th Century generally identified with Muzak or elevator music, there are several stages in the development of this concept: // In the Baroque and Classical music era music could be performed as a background to other activities, for instance: French kings of...


Time magazine's James Poniewozik named it one of the Top 10 Returning Series of 2007, ranking it at #8.[9] TIME redirects here. ...


There is some controversy around the show's depiction of police corruption.[10] The Strike Team's illegal activities are often backed up with convincing rationalizations by its members, while various police and government authorities who try to bring them to justice or otherwise criticize them are often portrayed negatively. Some argue that this technique presents the reality of police corruption and brutality and attempts to explain it intelligently without demonizing it.[11] Others argue that the show is essentially a defense of police corruption and brutality, portraying effective police work as impossible without such tactics and presenting Vic Mackey, in particular, as a hero despite his extensive corruption.[12] Police corruption is a specific form of police misconduct sometimes involving political corruption, and generally designed to gain a financial or political benefit for a police officer or officers in exchange for not pursuing, or selectively pursuing, an investigation or arrest. ...


Other media

Soundtrack

On September 5, 2005, The Shield: Music from the Streets was released by Lakeshore Entertainment. The soundtrack features 19 tracks, including two versions of the theme song and tracks ranging from artists such as Black Label Society to Kelis. Lakeshore Entertainment Group is an American independent film production company founded in 1994 by Tom Rosenberg. ... Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by Zakk Wylde, with nine albums released to date. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer-songwriter. ...


Video games

After a rocky development cycle, The Shield, the video game, was released for the Playstation 2 on January 9, 2007 and for the PC on January 22, 2007. It is a third person shooter that bridges the gap between the third and fourth seasons by exploring the gang war between the Byz-Lats and the One-Niners. It received generally negative reviews, receiving a 3.9 out of 10 from GameSpot.com.[13] PS2 redirects here. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A third-person shooter is a computer game in 3-D where the camera view is outside and usually behind the main player character. ...


DVD

In Region 1, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released The Shield on DVD for seasons 1 - 5. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases it elsewhere, and holds the rights for all Region 1 season sets of The Shield as of 2008, including seasons 6 and 7. [14] Region 1 sets (released by 20th Century Fox) are displayed in 4:3 (fullscreen), while international releases (distributed by Sony Pictures) display 16:9 (widescreen). The aspect ratio of region 1 releases from now on may be in widescreen considering the change in distribution rights (which come into effect sometime in mid 2008). There are several differences between the S1 & S2 boxsets, with slightly fewer extras on the R2 boxsets and with episode 5:12 drastically shortened. 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video, DVD, and UMD distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. ...

DVD title Date released
Region 1 (Fox) Region 1 (Sony Pictures) Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season January 7, 2003 March 25, 2008 July 21, 2003 2003
The Complete Second Season January 6, 2004 March 25, 2008 August 9, 2004 April 5, 2005
The Complete Third Season February 22, 2005 March 25, 2008 May 28, 2007 May 11, 2007
The Complete Fourth Season December 26, 2005 March 25, 2008 July 2, 2007 November 15, 2007
The Complete Fifth Season March 27, 2007 March 25, 2008 January 28, 2008
The Complete Sixth Season September 2, 2008 March 24, 2008

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Production

  • Michael Chiklis (Vic Mackey) often makes references to a "UC Northridge." The university in Northridge belongs to the Cal State system, not the University of California system. See CSUN.
  • Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey) is married in real life to series creator Shawn Ryan and is friends with Michael Chiklis's wife, Michelle. The Ryans' infant son was cast as Connie's son, Brian, in seasons one and two.
  • Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey) is the real-life daughter of Michael Chiklis and plays his daughter on the series. However, Chiklis says he does not let her watch the show.
  • The badges worn by officers in the show differ from their real-life counterparts in both design and their position on the uniform. This was done to distance the show from the actual LAPD, which objected to their portrayal as corrupt.
  • The characters of Detectives Ronnie Gardocki and Curtis "Lem" Lemansky were not part of the original series pitch. The character of Detective Lemansky was created especially for actor Kenny Johnson after he auditioned for the role of Terry Crowley. Meanwhile, David Rees Snell, a friend of show creator Shawn Ryan, was offered a part as an extra as a member of the Strike Team in the pilot episode. When FX greenlit the series, he was signed on to the show as the enigmatic Detective Ronnie Gardocki.
  • Walton Goggins and Kenneth Johnson are best friends in real life.[2]
  • The show's theme song is "Just Another Day" by Vivian Ann Romero, Ernesto J. Bautista and Rodney Alejandro, according to The Shield - Music From The Streets, the official soundtrack.
  • The character of Claudette Wyms was originally written as a male named Charles Wyms. CCH Pounder, who plays Claudette on the show, read the script and suggested to the writers that the character could be female, and they agreed, making only minimal changes to her script.

A state-funded university in Northridge, California, part of the California State University System, formerly the San Fernando Valley State College. ... The Shield: Music from the streets is a collection of songs taken from the FX Networks show The Shield. ...

References

  1. ^ IMDB Trivia [1]
  2. ^ The Shield renewed for a seventh season (2006-06-05). Retrieved on 2007-06-24.
  3. ^ The Shield. Picturing Justice, the On-Line Journal of Law and Popular Culture (2002-05-22). Retrieved on 2007-02-24.
  4. ^ FX to debut mini-episode of The Shield online. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.
  5. ^ Update: status report on TV shows - ABC goes for Thursday trifecta. Retrieved on 2008-02-13.
  6. ^ Dutch treat for fans of 'The Shield'.
  7. ^ The Shield: The Complete First Season. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  8. ^ The Shield Lexicon: Farmington's Gangs. Retrieved on 2007-02-24.
  9. ^ Poniewozik, James; Top 10 New TV Series; time.com
  10. ^ The Shield: The Complete First Season. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  11. ^ The Shield: The Complete First Season. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  12. ^ Bad cop, worse cop. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  13. ^ The Shield for PS2 - The Shield Playstation 2 - The Shield PS2 Game
  14. ^ The Shield DVD news: Season 6 moves from Fox to Sony | TVShowsOnDVD.com

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