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.