The Shield's return to beat dated

Major network television may get all the hype and publicity, but there are plenty of good shows out there that don't have the privilege of gazillions of dollars of marketing and promotion. As the fall season nears, one of those under-the-radar programs--FX's The Shield--will close out a stellar run.

The upcoming seventh season of The Shield will also be its last; that much was known. But what wasn't known was exactly when it would air.

Seasons one through six all debuted no later than April each year from 2002 to 2007, but The Shield's final season will buck that trend. As fans have noticed, April of 2008 has come and gone without a new glimpse of Vic Mackey. Well, better late than never.

According to the show's Web site, the seventh season of The Shield will premiere on September 2, just in time to put it up against all the major networks' new fall schedules. The last new episode of The Shield aired in June of 2007.

The Shield stars Michael Chiklis as Mackey, the leader of the small antigang Strike Team in the Los Angeles Police Department. Mackey and his men often use questionable methods, blurring the line between right and wrong and deeming their actions necessary to get the job done.

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Oct 15, 2008
Un excelente serie, lastima que esta por terminar.
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Jul 19, 2008
hey, we all know that poor Ronnie has to live. He got his hands dirty but he never got blood on 'em
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Jul 10, 2008
I've watched it from the start, and it's great, but I'm glad they are ending the show rather than dragging it out. I actually think they could have tightened things up and brought the show to a solid conclusion in the 5th or 6th season, but it's still been worthwhile, and I expect the 7th season will wrap things up with a bang. As I see it, the 3 remaining members of the original crew should die, with Vic the last one to go. We'll see how it goes...Shawn, if you're reading, do it right! Kill 'em off!
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Jun 30, 2008
hate to see it come to an end love it lovr it love it!
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Jun 13, 2008
That's a long time to wait for the new episodes.
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Jun 12, 2008
Some of you guys are absolutely right and some of you are way wrong-the shield is certainly one of the best television shows OF ALL TIME, and IMO, THE BEST EVER. While shows like the sopranos taught me about the mob and the wire taught me about Baltimore, the shield taught me about life. I never thought a show could change my life until I watched every shield ep 10 or more times and read into it and realized what they are trying to accomplish. If you haven't had time to analyze the episodes as deeply as me, let me tell you that the whole idea of the show is a theoretical perspective on life, especially how people lie to themselves about truths in the world all day long-aka they "shield" the truth from themselves-to either get through the day or to believe they are more right than they are or less guilty than they actually are. Once I realized all of this and applied it to life, I realize that everyone, including myself, has these same kind of shields. That knowledge helped me to understand each individual for who they are on a very new, sophisticated level. I would encourage any of you who don't like the show to watch it once more and try to look at this deeper level and message about life. To those who are huge fans but have yet to realize what I am trying to explain OR think I am a whackjob, watch your dvds closer and you will begin to realize how their theoretical prespective on life and of "shields" can be applied to real life.



Certainly one of the best shows ever, and I am confident that unlike crap endings like the sopranos, Shawn Ryan would never cop out.
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Jun 11, 2008
I differ slightly from lordreiden in that the sopranos is a good show like battle star galactica but the sheild, Dexter & Oz are streets ahead of any tv made before and I think its good that the sheild is ending when it is, like other people have commented on, you dont want them to drag it out just for the sake of it
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Jun 11, 2008
Kick ass. Best show on TV IMO, now that the Wire's gone.
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Jun 11, 2008
I thought that the end of the last season was the end of the show but they surprised us all and came with another season, and how glad am I they did so.
The Shield is one of the best shows ever made in this genre, maybe not as great as Sopranos but still as good as Dexter and Oz.
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Jun 11, 2008
This is one of the best shows on TV. Too sad that it's ending. But you can best quit when you're ahead, can't you?
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Jun 11, 2008
I think it is a wise move to end The Shield whilst the quality outweighs the quantity of seasons. Most shows don't go past five seasons and lets face it those that do tend to lose something along the way (X-Files and Smallville being good examples). I too will miss Mackey and the team but am sure they will end on a high and will be intrigued to see how they finish the saga.
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Jun 11, 2008
Oh man, cant beleive this is finishing...Sopranos...The Wire and now this..please tell me Entourage will not be into its last season too ha ha
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Jun 11, 2008
the shield is one of the best shows ever to be on. i feel saddened that is coming to and end vic mackey i will miss you.
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Jun 11, 2008
THE SHIELD ROCKS!! I don't want it to end but damn has it been a wild ride!!! Can't wait for the 7th season!! BRING ALEX O' LOUGHLIN BACK FOR THE FINALE!! LOL
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Jun 11, 2008
The Shield is awesome. Sucks that is coming to an end. I have a feeling it is going to end bad for Mackey.
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Jun 10, 2008
Whoa! It HAS been a while! Can't wait for it to return and to see how they'll end the series!
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Jun 10, 2008
It's about time. Been over a year, I'm anxious as hell to see how it wraps up.
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Jun 10, 2008
I can't believe it's been off since June of last year. Hopefully all that time will help them give a proper sendoff to an awesome series.
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Jun 10, 2008
The Shield is one of the finest shows that have ever been broadcast on television. If you enjoy cop shows, love action or even just enjoy gritty, hard hitting drama you should definately get into it and get up to date so you can enjoy the final season with the rest of us Shield Die Hards.

Do yourself a favour, watch it. Love it.
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Jun 10, 2008
I never watched it but I'm thinking about watching it.
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Jun 10, 2008
never liked it
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Jun 10, 2008
I have to admit im a little sad that this is the last season because i really love this show.I am however looking forward to seeing how they wrap this thing up and im betting it wont look pretty.Id say some major characters will be killed and others will go to jail.I dont see how else they could end it after all the strike team has done and went through.
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Jun 10, 2008
You know what turned me off from this otherwise excellent show (and it's crazy, I know)? Everyone is a 'non-acting', i.e. natural actor - except Chickliss - who seemingla overacts almost every scene - and after a while, I just got really annoyed with it. Still, I'll see them off.
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Jun 10, 2008
great news :D
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Jun 10, 2008
I love this show. THe problem I had with season 6 was Dutch and Danni hooking up wasn't natural. Shane flipflopping made little sense as well. He hooks up with a hoodrat but doesn't see Diro throwing herself at him.
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Jun 10, 2008
Even though I hate to wait a couple of more months I know it will be worth it.
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Jun 10, 2008
Can't wait! I imagine they'll be pulling out all the stops for this final season.
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Jun 10, 2008
Sweet! I hope it's final season is as good as the last season of The Wire...
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Jun 10, 2008
I can't wait to watch The Shield again. I love this show. I think I've got a serious Shield addiction. :D
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