The Shield

A corrupt and brutal L.A. detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs and gangs. Unusually gritty and graphically violent, but seldom less than riveting, 'The Shield' gets its biggest jolt from the breakout performance by Michael Chiklis as the complex and volatile Vic Mackey. The drama made Emmy history when he won (more…)

Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot

First Aired: March 12, 2002

Capt. Aceveda (Benito Martinez) recruits a Fed to investigate Mackey; the squad works the case of a murdered woman and her kidnapped daughter. Claudette Wyms: CCH Pounder. Shane Vendrell: Walton Goggins. Danielle Sofer: Catherine Dent.

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  • Premiered: March 12, 2002
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: A corrupt and brutal L.A. detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs and gangs. Unusually gritty and graphically violent, but seldom less than riveting, 'The Shield' gets its biggest jolt from the breakout performance… (more)

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