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The power of 'The Shield'

''We changed the face of basic cable,'' says Michael Chiklis of ''The Shield.'' ''We changed the face of basic cable,'' says Michael Chiklis of ''The Shield.'' (Prashant gupta/fx via ap)
By Mark Shanahan and Paysha Rhone
September 3, 2008

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When he first read the script for "The Shield," Michael Chiklis had his doubts. "I never thought it'd get produced, to tell you the truth," says the Andover-bred actor who plays the show's anti-hero, Detective Vic Mackey. "It was something I'd like to watch, but not necessarily something the studio would want." Fast-forward six years, one Emmy, and a Golden ... (Full article: 888 words)

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