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FX Near ‘The Shield’ Renewal

May 20, 2005  •  Post A Comment

FX is near a deal to order a fifth season of “The Shield,” sources said Friday.

The police drama is having a strong year with the addition of Glenn Close to the cast. Though Ms. Close will not return for the next season, the series was expected to return.

The show has averaged about 3.2 million total viewers this season, according to Nielsen Media Research. FX declined to comment.