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The Shield is an American crime 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 Studiosand Sony Pictures Television.

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  • Michael Chiklis
  • Catherine Dent
  • Reed Diamond
  • Walton Goggins
  • Michael Jace
  • Kenny Johnson
  • Jay Karnes
  • Benito Martinez
  • CCH Pounder
  • Glenn Close
  • Cathy Cahlin Ryan
  • David Rees Snell
  • Paula Garcés
  • David Marciano
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