The Shield, after a long hiatus, will finally be back this April for its sixth season.
FX has set the premiere for the season, which will consist of 10 episodes, for Tuesday, April 3. That marks a gap between the fifth and sixth seasons of more than one year (the season five finale aired March 21, 2006).
The Shield will takeover the timeslot which is currently being occupied by new drama Dirt.
The network also announced news that production on the seventh, and final season, is starting now. 13 episodes are scheduled to be shot beginning in late spring, with the season planned to air during early 2008.