The Protector is an American police drama television series created by Michael Nankin and Jeffrey Jackson Bell. The series stars Ally Walker as Gloria Sheppard, a single mother who struggles to maintain the balance between her personal and professional life as an LAPD homicide detective.
The series is broadcast in the United States on the cable channel Lifetime, and is a co-production between ABC Studios and Wass-Stein Productions. It premiered on June 12, 2011, and ended on September 19, 2011. On September 8, 2011, Lifetime announced it would not renew the series for a second season.