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The Protector: Ally Walker Gives Her Latest Cop a Funny Spin

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After two and a half seasons of playing ruthless ATF Agent June Stahl on Sons of Anarchy, Ally Walker says she was ready to do something a little lighter. Enter the new Lifetime series, The Protector.

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"I'm not a sociopath," Walker jokes with TVGuide.com of her latest character, homicide detective Gloria Sheppard. "That's always a plus."

Homicidal tendencies excluded, this role does feel a bit familiar for Walker, who also starred for three seasons as an FBI consultant on NBC's crime drama Profiler. "I just have that cop gene going on," Walker says with a laugh... read more

Lifetime Renews Army Wives, Sets Diva Premiere, Orders Project Runway All Stars

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In addition to renewing Army Wives for a sixth season and setting a June 19 return for Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime has announced Monday it had ordered an all-stars edition of Project Runway and several new series.

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Project Runway All Stars, which has been picked up for eight episodes, will feature... read more

Lifetime Orders Drama Starring Sons of Anarchy's Ally Walker

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Lifetime has picked up the procedural dramas Against the Wall and Exit 19, the network announced Monday. Both series received 13-episode orders.

Exit 19 stars Sons of Anarchy actress Ally Walker as Gloria, a divorced mother who juggles her demanding personal and professional life as an intuitive LAPD homicide detective. The drama co-stars Chris Payne Gilbert as Walker's character's  brother Davey, Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids) as her police partner and Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan) as their boss.

Jeffrey Bell (V), Nina Wass (Less Than Perfect) and Gene Stein (Accidentally on Purpose) executive-produced the pilot from ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.

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Nicole Sullivan Rocks New Lifetime Sitcom

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Lifetime has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy Rita Rocks to premiere this fall as part of a one-hour comedy block with Reba.Rita will star The King of Queens' Nicole Sullivan as a married working mom who, in order to put some excitement back into her humdrum life, relives her wilder days as a musician in a garage band. The series also features Richard Ruccolo (Joey, Two Guys and a Girl) and Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids, Martin).Following the huge numbers from Army Wives' second-season premiere, it looks like Lifetime is becoming more aggressive in its pursuit of original programming. Do you think this comedy will keep the ball rolling? — Adam Bryant read more

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