FX renews The Shield

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 24 2002 12:00 AM ET

Although the show's controversial subject material--including a closeted gay cop--has spooked some advertisers, The Shield has been renewed for a second 13-episode season by the FX cable network, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Kevin Reilly, president of FX Entertainment, said, "We needed a beacon here that clearly defined the direction we're going with the network, so from a global standpoint it's great."