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12/03/2002 Gritty crime drama The Shield premieres on FX

The Shield is an American crime drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered in 2002, on FX in the United States, and concluded in 2008, after seven seasons. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television.


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