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2008: FX Presents the Final Episode of 'The Shield'
November 25, 2012  | By Christy Slewinski
 
This day in 2008 marked the final episode of The Shield on FX. The drama series, starring The Commish's Michael Chiklis, revolved around an exclusive group of LAPD detectives who routinely used unethical methods as part of routine investigations, and took part in illegal activities themselves for power and profit.

The critically-acclaimed series — which ran seven seasons — also starred Justified's Walton Goggins, Kenneth Johnson, David Rees Snell, CCH Pounder, Jay Karnes, Catherine Dent, Michael Jace, Benito Martinez and Glenn Close.
 
 
 
 
 
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now avaialble on Amazon.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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