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FX Opens ‘Shield’s’ Final Act

Sep 2, 2008  •  Post A Comment

“The Shield,” which opened cable-television programming to gritty, high-quality original shows, debuts its final season tonight, TelevisionWeek notes. After being labeled a show that sponsors would shun, FX persuaded leery advertisers to take a chance and the last season is sponsored by Budweiser. FX President John Landgraf, lead actor Michael Chiklis and creator Shawn Ryan explain how the show transformed their careers, the network and the world of cable programming in TelevisionWeek.
—Greg Baumann

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