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The Shield is an American drama television series starring Michael Chiklis that premiered on March 12, 2002, on FX in the United States and concluded on November 25, 2008, after seven seasons. Known for its portrayal of corrupt police officers, it was originally advertised as Rampart in reference to the true life Rampart Division police scandal, on which the show's Strike Team was loosely based. The series was created by Shawn Ryan and The Barn Productions for Fox Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

Several notable film actors took extended roles on the show, including Glenn Close, who was the female lead during the fourth season, Forest Whitaker who guest starred in seasons 5 and 6, Laura Harring in season 5, Franka Potente in season 6 and Laurie Holden in season 7.

The series has received high critical acclaim as well as several awards and nominations. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama in 2002; Michael Chiklis won both the Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama in 2002, and the final season won a 2008 AFI Award for best television series.

Highlights
Michael Chiklis on meeting Shawn Ryan and auditioning for The Shield, originally called The Barn
06:42
Michael Chiklis on the complexity of his character, "Detective Vic Mackey" on The Shield
08:39
Michael Chiklis on the tone and look of The Shield
03:04
Michael Chiklis on "Detective Vic Mackey" as an anti-hero people still root for on The Shield
01:13
Michael Chiklis on his Emmy and Golden Globe wins for The Shield
01:35
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Michael Chiklis on meeting Shawn Ryan and auditioning for The Shield, originally called The Barn
06:42
Michael Chiklis on the complexity of his character, "Detective Vic Mackey" on The Shield
08:39
Michael Chiklis on the tone and look of The Shield
03:04
Michael Chiklis on "Detective Vic Mackey" as an anti-hero people still root for on The Shield
01:13
Michael Chiklis on his Emmy and Golden Globe wins for The Shield
01:35
Michael Chiklis on the pilot of The Shield and the synergy of the cast and crew
04:16
Michael Chiklis on the stars aligning to get the lead role on The Shield and the sense of family among the cast and crew
03:02
Michael Chiklis on his preparations to play "Detective Vic Mackey" on The Shield
01:32
Michael Chiklis on surprises in the scripts on The Shield and the great writers on the show
01:59
Michael Chiklis on the challenges of playing "Detective Vic Mackey" on The Shield
03:10
Michael Chiklis on Los Angeles as a character in The Shield
02:48
Michael Chiklis on "gross" things in The Shield
01:58
Michael Chiklis on how real cops reacted to The Shield
02:24
Michael Chiklis on how fans of The Commish and The Shield respond to him
01:24
Michael Chiklis on how people respond to him since The Shield
02:57
Michael Chiklis on "Detective Vic Mackey's" home life on The Shield
01:39
Michael Chiklis on censorship not being an issue on The Shield
00:34
Michael Chiklis on interaction with the writers of The Shield
03:10
Michael Chiklis on "Detective Vic Mackey's" relationships with "Shane Vendrell" and "Curtis Lemansky" on The Shield
03:41
Michael Chiklis on the arc of the show and the finale of The Shield
03:34
Michael Chiklis on how The Shield changed the television landscape
01:18
Michael Chiklis on his proudest career achievement - The Shield
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