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[08/30/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 30
Updates include: CBS in talks for Robin Williams-led comedy from David E. Kelley; Taylor Schilling tapped as lead in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"; and Julia Ormond to star in Lifetime's "Witches of East End."

[01/05/12 - 09:00 AM]
2011 Ratings Recap: Cable's Scripted Dramas - What's Up? What's Down? What's on Top?
Find out how cable's 67 scripted dramas fared this past year.

[12/09/11 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 9
Updates include: Lifetime cancels "Against the Wall"; ABC books "A Smile as Big as the Moon" for January 29; plus "Celebrity Wife Swap" premiere moves up to January 2.

[11/14/11 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 14
Updates include: CBS extends "A Gifted Man," trims "Rules of Engagement"; Anna Kournikova departs "The Biggest Loser"; and NBC orders "Beautiful People" pilot.

[10/12/11 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 12
Updates include: Ashley Tisdale is "Under Construction" at ABC; Tricia Helfer, Gerald McRaney to star in TNT's "Scent of the Missing"; and NBC asks "Prime Suspect" for six more scripts.

[09/08/11 - 03:04 PM]
Lifetime Cancels Ally Walker-Led Drama "The Protector"
The newcomer is the channel's least-watched scripted series this year.

[08/05/11 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 5
Updates include: Diana Maria Riva joins Rob Schneider's comedy pilot at CBS; Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim re-team for "Guilty" at FOX; and "The Week The Women Went" a go at Lifetime.

[08/04/11 - 10:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 4
Updates include: Syfy renews "Eureka" for sixth season; Lifetime sends "The Protector" to late night; and Catherine Bell to star in TNT's "Good Morning, Killer."

[07/27/11 - 10:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 27
Updates include: A&E, Lifetime make pilot decisions; and Max Martini to recur on ABC's new drama "Revenge."

[07/15/11 - 03:46 PM]
Lifetime to Shift "Protector" to Monday Nights
Plus: the original movie "The Bling Ring," starring Jennifer Grey, to premiere Monday, August 8.

[06/15/11 - 10:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 15
Updates include: Caroline Dhavernas joins USA's "Over/Under"; Patty Duke to visit Lifetime's "The Protector"; and Bethenny Frankel tapes a talk show pilot.

[05/23/11 - 02:42 PM]
Lifetime Premieres New Drama "The Protector" Starring Ally Walker June 12 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
Tisha Campbell-Martin and Miguel Ferrer co-star in the project, from creator Jeffrey Bell.

[05/22/11 - 08:49 PM]
Disney Media Distribution Launches 13 New and 11 Returning Series to International Buyers
Said lineup was presented to the international TV market at its annual International Upfront event.

[05/03/11 - 10:20 AM]
Lifetime Announces 2011-12 Programming Slate
The cable channel has renewed "Army Wives" for a sixth season while "Drop Dead Diva" returns Sunday, June 19.

[02/07/11 - 12:33 PM]
Lifetime Picks Up Two Dramas, "Against the Wall" and "Exit 19"
Both series have received 13 episode orders, expanding Lifetime's slate of scripted programs from two to four this year.

[11/22/10 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 22
Updates include: Jorge Garcia first to land on FOX's "Alcatraz"; CMT renews "The Singing Bee"; and Miranda Otto books "Locke & Key" at FOX.

[11/10/10 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 10
Updates include: FOX still keeping "Breaking In" warm; Mark Reisman snags TV Land pilot; and Naren Shankar, Ronald D. Moore to spearhead "Wild Wild West" for CBS.

[11/01/10 - 06:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 1
Updates include: ABC's "Off the Map" gets a premiere date; Ally Walker reports to Lifetime's "Exit 19"; and Christine Adams joins "Terra Nova."

[06/23/10 - 09:53 AM]
Lifetime Television Orders Three Drama Pilots for 2011
"Against the Wall," "Exit 19" and an untitled hour from Josh Berman are on tap as potential series.

[07/23/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 23
Updates include: "American Idol's" Ken Warwick inks record deal with FremantleMedia; Warren Leight joins FX's "Lights Out"; and Lifetime to redevelop the CBS pilot "Exit 19."







PROTECTOR, THE (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/12/11 - 9/19/11
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2010-2011 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 9/8/11
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2011) 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ally Walker as Gloria Sheppard
· Chris Payne Gilbert as Davey
· Miguel Ferrer as Felix Valdez
· Sage Ryan as Nick Sheppard
· Terrell Tilford as Ramon "Romeo" Rush
· Thomas Robinson as Leo Sheppard
· Tisha Campbell-Martin as Michelle Dulcett
CREW INFORMATION:
· Gene Stein as EP
· Jeffrey Bell as CRTR/EP
· Nina Wass as EP
· Peter O'Fallon as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Wass-Stein Productions