THE SHIELD is the groundbreaking, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning program that turned the conventional cop drama upside-down and established FX as a top-tier Cable Network. Now in syndication, THE SHIELD can be found on local affiliate stations on weekends beginning September 23, 2006.
THE SHIELD plays out in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between right and wrong is crossed every day. The series focuses on the tension between a group of corrupt but effective cops and a captain torn between bringing them down and advancing his own political ambitions. THE SHIELD stars Michael Chiklis (The Commish) as rogue cop Det. Vic Mackey, leader of the elite Strike Team unit, who is effective at eliminating crime but operates under his own set of rules. Benito Martinez (Outbreak) plays Cpt. David Aceveda, the young precinct head who doesn't like Mackey's tactics and wants to bust him off the force. CCH Pounder (ER & Boycott) plays Det. Claudette Wyms, a veteran detective who understands Mackey and knows how to play both sides of the force.
THE SHIELD has garnered tremendous critical praise and recognition with 11 Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations since its premiere. Importantly, the show made history in 2003 by becoming the first ad-supported cable series to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series. Series star, Michael Chiklis also received the 2003 Golden Globe Award, 2002 Emmy Award and 2002 TCA Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, all basic cable firsts.
Most recently, Glenn Close was nominated for both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actress for her special starring role in THE SHIELD's fourth season. CCH Pounder was also recognized for her outstanding performance this year with an Emmy Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
THE SHIELD was created by Shawn Ryan and is produced by Fox Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.