The Shield was a pretty big thing when it kicked off in 2002. The crime drama was a game-changer for the police genre, digging into the grey areas of ethical ambiguity and pinning the show on Michael Chiklis‘ Vic Mackey — a complicated, morally questionable protagonist before anti-heroes became the order of the day. If The Shield has become somewhat overshadowed by the wave of gritty crime dramas it helped inspire, that’s no doubt due to the fact that series is neither available on streaming or Blu-ray. But that’s all about to change. READ MORE...
Actor Michael Jace , best known for playing Officer Julien Lowe on FX's The Shield , pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife on Wednesday, People reports. Jace, 51, was arrested and charged with... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Michael-Jace-Not-Guilty-Murder-1083147.aspx?rss=breakingnews
A female FBI agent is going to make waves on The Mentalist this season — both inside the CBI and in Agent Wayne Rigsby's love life. TVGuide.com has learned that The Shield star Catherine Dent will appear in multiple Season 4 episodes as Special Agent Susan Darcy, a seasoned and assertive FBI agent who often downplays her intelligence to get what she wants without causing friction. Even so, she's sure to rub a few people the wrong way: As we previously reported , her character will but heads with Patrick Jane ( Simon Baker ) and Agent Lisbon ( Robin Tunney ) when she takes over one of their cases... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Mentalist-Catherine-Dent-1037950.aspx?rss=breakingnews
Kurt Sutter has invited a couple of pals from The Shield to revisit FX. Benito Martinez and David Rees Snell - who played Captain David Aceveda and Detective Ronnie Gardocki, respectively, on our editor-in-chief's favorite all-time series - will both appear on multiple episodes of Sons of Anarchy season four. Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2011/08/sons-of-anarchy-to-reunite-the-shield-stars/
Cable staple Kenny Johnson will dip into network TV for a role on NBC's take on the U.K.'s Prime Suspect , according to The Hollywood Reporter . Johnson, known for his work on FX's The Shield , TNT's Saving Grace , and FX's Sons of Anarchy , will play the boyfriend of Maria Bello's character... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kenny-Johnson-Prime-Suspect-1035548.aspx?rss=breakingnews
Did you ever wonder what would happen if The Shield's Capt. David Aceveda and Officer Danny Sofer were married? Well, viewers will get to see the actors behind those characters as a longtime couple - as well as some other Shield alums together again - on Lie to Me. "It's just a fun alternate universe with all these people you're accustomed to seeing in a certain environment," Shield creator and Lie to Me executive producer Shawn Ryan tells TVGuide.com of the stunt episode (Monday at 9/8c on Fox). "It was different, but I think everyone was just really happy to see one another again. I think it meant more on a personal level even than a professional level. We had a very tight-knit group on that show, so to be able to reunite ... was very nice." To Read More Click Here .
The Shield star Michael Chiklis will play the patriarch in Greg Berlanti's ABC drama pilot No Ordinary Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chiklis will play the father of an American family with super powers. The 46-year-old actor earned an Emmy for his performance as Detective Vic Mackey on FX's cop drama The Shield. Source Here
Lie to Me will play host to reunion of cast members from The Shield in an upcoming episode, Variety reports. The move again pairs members of The Shield ensemble - minus star Michael Chiklis - with the FX drama's creator Shawn Ryan, who now serves as Lie to Me's executive producer. Shield actors David Marciano, Catherine Dent, Benito Martinez, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, David Rees Snell and Kenny Johnson are all signed on for a spring episode titled "Pied Piper," the trade paper reports. According to Variety, Marciano will play a man Tim Roth's Dr. Cal Lightman helped convict for killing a child 17 years prior. However, after Marciano's character is executed for the crime, the aunt and uncle (played by Dent and Martinez) of his victim are targeted again. Lightman reopens the investigation and speaks with the brother and ex-girlfriend of Marciano's character, played by Snell and Ryan, respectively. Finally, as the investigation is reopened, a new suspect is revealed in the form of a photographer played by Johnson. An airdate for the episode has not yet been announced. Are you excited to see cast members of The Shield back together again? Source Here
The Shield is going out in style: The dearly departed cop drama leads the Television Critics Association Awards with four nominations. The Shield, which ended its seven-season run in November, will battle Lost , Mad Men , Saturday Night Live and Battlestar Galactica for the coveted Program of the Year. The Shield was also nominated for best drama series, best drama acting (Walter Goggins) and the Heritage Award, which honors series that have made a cultural impact. ER, M*A*S*H, Saturday Night Live and Star Trek are the other Heritage Award nominees. The Shield's drama-series competition includes Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Lost and Mad Men. On the comedy front, TCA likes 30 Rock , The Big Bang Theory , The Daily Show, How I Met Your Mother and The Office . Stars from four of those shows - Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jim Parsons, Neil Patrick Harris and Steve Carell - will face off for comedy-acting honors. Fringe , The Mentalist , The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, True Blood and The United States of Tara are up for best new program. NBC leads networks with 11 nominations. The winners will be announced Aug. 1. Source Here
FX 's groundbreaking cop drama The Shield came to an end in November, but could there be a future in movies for Vic Mackey? Creator Shawn Ryan and castmembers Michael Chiklis, Walton Goggins and CCH Pounder gathered to promote their series for Emmy consideration in its final season, and there was talk of a future in features. Could it really happen? Here's what we've learned: When a fan asked Ryan, at the Los Angeles Times' Emmy Screening Series joint event for FX's The Shield and Sons of Anarchy presented by the Envelope, if there might be more of The Shield, Ryan replied, "There is a zero percent chance" of there being more of the TV show on FX, but if Fox hears "the fans agitate" for more, it could very well pull together a feature film. "That is bulls--t!" declared costar Walton Goggins, whose character, Shane, came to an ignominious end in the TV series' finale. "Wait," chimed in Sons of Anarchy lead Ron Perlman. "Who's playing Vic Mackey [in this movie]? Can I audition?" To which Michael Chiklis predictably replied, "Back off motherf--ker" (or words to that profane effect). Can you even imagine a fictional fight between Mackey and Clay Morrow, or for that matter, an acting battle between Chiklis and Perlman? Brutal. With the notable (but cheerful) exception of Goggins, the entire gang seemed up for a feature film should Fox desire such a thing. Later, when another fan asked Chiklis to pretend for the moment that there was no possible movie and to imagine where Mackey would be in his situation with ICE, Chiklis said, "I'd rather not pretend that...I'd like to pretend that I'm not getting pushed aside by Ron Perlman...[so] I can't really answer you right now." Perlman: "I'll blow the audition, don't worry about it." So anybody out there want The Shield cast to reunite for a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox? It looks like the writers and cast would be down, but they need your support to get the ball rolling. The comments are yours: Tell us if you're down and what you most want to see of The Shield on the big screen. Source: E!Online: Is The Shield Heading to Movie Theaters?