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'The Shield' Lands 11 TV Critic Award Nominations

Jun 05, 2009 | 3:49am EDT

Defunct TV cop series The Shield is going out in style by leading the nominees for the upcoming Television Critics Association Awards.

The gritty show ended its seven-season run in November, but it hasn't been forgotten by top television critics -- with 11 nominations.

The Shield will take on Lost, Mad MenSaturday Night Live and Battlestar Galactica for Program of the Year, while it will also fight for the Heritage Award alongside Star Trek, ERM*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live -- and co-star Walton Goggins will be recognized for Individual Achievement in a Drama.

Nominated comedies are 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Daily ShowHow I Met Your Mother and The Office.

The awards will be handed out in Pasadena, California, on Aug. 1.

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