September 08, 2011 3:51pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Lifetime Cancels 'The Protector'
Lifetime has canceled drama series The Protector.
The series, starring Ally Walker as an LAPD detective who must balance her work life with being a single parent, will not get a second-season pickup.
The drama from ABC Studios, Michael Nankin and Jeffrey Bell launched in June to 1.89 million viewers in its Sunday time slot and sank to less than 1 million viewers in August when the series was moved to its current slot on Mondays at 11 p.m.
Lifetime confirmed that it will air the remaining installments in its initial 13-episode order. Its now series finale will air this month.
The Protector, co-starring Tisha Campbell-Martin and Miguel Ferrer, was one of two new series the female-focused cabler premiered this summer. No decision has been made about the other, Against the Wall, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m.