[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."
[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.
[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."
[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.
[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."
[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."
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.