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The Protector is a U.S. TV drama that is a police procedural following the life of L.A. robbery-homicide detective Gloria Sheppard. She works with Michelle Dulcett, her partner, to solve some of L.A.'s most dangerous crimes. In this series, Gloria must not only solve serious crimes, but she must also raise her twin boys as a single mother, with help from her brother Davey, who has taken in Gloria and her sons. She must learn to balance the demands of her personal and professional lives.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Lifetime
1 Season, 13 Episodes
June 12, 2011
Cast: Ally Walker, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Miguel Ferrer, Chris Payne Gilbert
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  • Gloria and Michelle investigate the murder of a bookstore owner who had a hippie lifestyle that hid dark secrets. Meanwhile, Rush considers telling Michelle how he feels about her, and Gloria invites Brennan over for a family dinner.

  • Gloria will testify for the district attorney. Detectives Duclett and Rush investigate the robbery of a high-stakes poker game.

  • A bartender's murder leads Gloria and Michelle to a family owned Mexican restaurant where they unearth a web of jealousy and betrayal amongst the siblings. Meanwhile, Gloria's mother (Patty Duke) wears Davey and the boys out on her extended visit.

  • Gloria and Michelle investigate the death of a lab researcher which causes them to believe it was a drug-related murder.

  • A woman with a history of dating policemen is murdered, and all signs point to a cop as the killer. Meanwhile, Davey receives a lot of attention from the women in the neighborhood giving Gloria a huge headache.

  • Gloria and Michelle enter posh territory when they investigate the death of a womanizing, hairstylist to the elite. At home, Davey's constant sneaking out irks Gloria and pushes her to find out what exactly he's been up to late at night.

  • A murder of a young woman sends Gloria and Michelle into a world of kinky sex parties. Gloria and Davey's lives are interrupted by an unexpected visit from their mother.

  • When the owner of a popular food truck is found charred to death, Gloria and Michelle's investigation leads them to a world full of hostility and bitter rivalries within the food truck community.

  • When a well-known plastic surgeon is murdered at his hillside estate, Gloria and Michelle dig through a growing list of suspects to catch his killer.

  • When a young couple, known as the "Newlywed Bandits", are found dead in their honeymoon suite on the morning they were to report to jail, all signs suggest a double suicide. However, Gloria and Michelle think otherwise. They investigate the romantic lives of the couple, leading to some interesting conversations about love and relationships. Back at home, Gloria deals with her son, Nick, who is obsessively texting with a girl.

  • When a prestigious private school professor is stabbed to death, Gloria and Michelle discover what parents, students, and professors will do be "accepted."

  • Gloria and Michelle investigate the brutal murder of a controversial fashion titan and question whether it's an isolated incident. Meanwhile, Gloria's brother Davey begins dating the babysitter.

  • Gloria and Michelle take on what appears to be a mugging case, but soon discover evidence suggesting a targeted murder. At home, Gloria's youngest son presents her with a challenge - create an elaborate costume for his school play.

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