Lifetime Television will premiere the all-new hour-long procedural drama series, The Protector, starring Ally Walker (Sons of Anarchy, Profiler) as a single mother and detective in the LAPD homicide division, on Sunday, June 12, at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Filmed in Los Angeles, the 13-episode series joins Lifetime's Sunday night line up, premiering immediately following the fifth season finale of Army Wives. For the remainder of the season, it will follow Drop Dead Diva, which premieres on Sunday, June 19, at 9 PM ET/PT. The series is produced by ABC Studios with the creative team of Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias), Nina Wass (Less than Perfect) and Gene Stein (Less than Perfect) serving as executive producers.
ABOUT THE PROTECTOR
The Protector centers on divorced mother Gloria Sheppard (Walker), who juggles her demanding personal and professional life as an intuitive LAPD homicide detective while raising two boys, Leo (Thomas Robinson, Heroes) and Nick (Sage Ryan, The Closer), with the live-in help of her troubled younger brother Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert, Dexter, Bones). The series also stars Tisha Campbell-Martin (Rita Rocks, My Wife and Kids) as Gloria's partner Michelle Dulcett, Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan, Traffic) as their boss Lieutenant Felix Valdez and Terrel Tilford (One Life to Live) as police officer Ramon "Romeo" Rush.
Ally Walker has made her mark in both television and film. Her most notable role to date was that of Samantha Waters in Profiler, where she played a forensic psychologist with a dark past. Walker began her career starring in daytime's Emmy(R) winning Santa Barbara, followed by Cameron Crowe's cult classic Singles and the action flick, Universal Soldier. Her additional television credits include True Blue, Moon Over Miami, HBO's Tell Me You Love Me and most recently FX's Sons of Anarchy. Walker's big screen credits include Steal Big, Steal Little, While You Were Sleeping, Toe to Toe and Wonderful World.
Tisha Campbell-Martin's career spans acting, directing, producing and writing. She is best known for her role opposite Damon Wayans on the ABC hit series My Wife and Kids. Her other television credits include Martin, Lifetime's Rita Rocks, Everybody Hates Chris, Getting Personal, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, A Different World, Blossom, Roc, Links, The Sweetest Gift, All of Us and the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Lemonade Mouth. Campbell-Martin's feature film credits include Little Shop of Horrors, School Daze, House Party (I, II, III), Another 48 Hrs., Homeward Bound, Boomerang and Sprung.