Heart-pounding. Gripping. Intense. The gritty, hard-edged brutality of keeping the streets of Los Angeles safe comes to DVD when Fox Home Entertainment releases “The Shield” Season Three DVD Collection on February 22, 2005. Featuring all 15 episodes from the third season, as well as exclusive bonus materials including commentaries and deleted scenes, fans can get the behind-the-scenes story as they ride along with Detective Vic Mackey’s (Michael Chiklis) elite Strike Team of corrupt but effective cops who break the rules to protect the peace. Innovative and controversial and hailed as “television’s best cop drama” (San Jose Mercury News), “The Shield” Season Three DVD Collection will be released timed to coincide with season four’s FX premiere, and is available for a suggested retail price of $59.98 U.S./$69.98 Canada.

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From its debut in 2002, The Shield set a new standard for hour-long cable dramas, redefining the police genre and establishing itself as one of TV’s most controversial programs. The hard-hitting action and brutal corruption earned it critical praise, resulting in three 2002 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including a win for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (Michael Chiklis,), Outstanding Writer In A Drama Series (Shawn Ryan) and Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series (Clark Johnson). In 2003, Michael Chiklis was recognized by the Golden Globes© for

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Drama, and was nominated again in 2004.

In addition to his Emmy win, Chiklis won the 2002 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, edging out other nominees Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls),

Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and

Kiefer Sutherland (24). Chiklis was again nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy in 2003.

“THE SHIELD” Season Three Marketing Plan:

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will support “The Shield” Season Three DVD Collection release with spots on cable TV, radio promotions in the top 20 markets, online promotions as well as online advertising. “The Shield” Season Three DVD Collection release will be timed to coincide with the season four debut with cross-promotional opportunities with the FX network.

“THE SHIELD” Season Three Synopsis:

After scoring big with the Armenian money train, the Strike Team plays it cool to avoid arousing suspicion as the robbery and the murder of two Armenian gangsters are investigated by Dutch and Claudette. Tensions are stretched even further when Vic finds himself at odds with the Strike Team, and the whole Strike Team faces a rivalry in the form of the new Decoy Squad. But rivalries are quickly forgotten after Captain Aceveda reveals that not only is the Treasury Department on to the Strike Team, but the team is the target of an Armenian mob hit.

“The Shield” made history with the most Emmy nominations ever for a basic cable drama. It won a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and star Michael Chiklis won the Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Get ready as this hard-hitting, award-winning cop drama returns with a vengeance for a pulse-pounding third season.

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