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In this April 20, 2010 photo, television producer Shawn Ryan, left, works on the pilot of his new police drama

Shawn Ryan is a prominent television writer-producer who created and executive produced The Shield and The Chicago Code; co-created and produced Terriers; and executive produced The Unit  and Lie to Me. He was nominated in 2002 for an Emmy for outstanding writing on The Shield. His new show, Last Resort, premieres on ABC on Thursday.