The Protector

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ABC Officially Orders Joss Whedon’s Marvel Live-Action S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot

Joss Whedon

ABC has ordered a pilot S.H.I.E.L.D., a live-action TV series from Joss Whedon based on the Marvel peacekeeping organization, Deadline reports.

S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for... read more

Summer TV Winners and Losers

Snooki, George Lopez

Just two years ago, MTV was struggling to find its footing. Network staple TRL had ended, onetime hit The Hills was on its way out, and ratings were in a downward spiral. MTV faced its biggest identity crisis yet — then along came Snooki and Co.

Now, led by the crass stars of prime-time phenomenon Jersey Shore, MTV can easily be crowned the biggest winner of the summer of 2011. Jersey Shore's Season 4 premiere averaged 8.8 million viewers, and the show landed five of the top seven cable telecasts of summer. "Thank God for Jersey Shore," says MTV programming head David Janollari. Those ratings translate to big advertising bucks for MTV, notes Horizon Media analyst Brad Adgate. "I think in the 30-year history of MTV, this has been... read more

Ask Matt: The Closer, Damages, New Girl, Pan Am and More!

Kyra Sedgwick

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I was wondering what you thought of the civil suit arc on The Closer this season. It's an interesting juxtaposition of morality on the one hand, and rooting for the characters on the other. It also shows all the different shades of grey in the law. If I heard about an incident in real life where police just dropped off someone in a neighborhood when they thought s/he would be killed, I'd be appalled. Yet I understand these characters' motives in this case, like all of them, and want to be on their side. The part of this arc I do love is Mark Pellegrino as Brenda's lawyer Gavin. I love the character and the nuances Pellegrino brings to playing him. Having only seen Pellegrino previously on Lost, and noting how different Gavin is from Jacob, I really appreciate what a fine actor he is. He deserves his own show. Unlike most of the other lawyer shows in recent years on TNT or USA, which I've skipped, I'd definitely watch a show centered around this ...
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Lifetime Axes The Protector After One Season

The Protector

The Protector will not be back on the force for a second season, Deadline reports.

Lifetime has opted not to order another season of the freshman cop drama starring Ally Walker as a... read more

Desperate Housewives De-Friends Jessica Hecht, Adds Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker, Jessica Hecht

Less Than Perfect star Andrea Parker has been tapped to replace Friends alum Jessica Hecht in the final season of Desperate Housewives, TVLine.com reports.

Hecht was originally cast to play the new girlfriend of... read more

Miguel Ferrer Adds Class to Desperate Housewives

Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer has signed on to recur on the final season of Desperate Housewives, TVLine.com reports.

The 56-year-old Protector star will play... read more

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

Ally Walker

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

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Premiered: June 12, 2011, on Lifetime
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A divorced homicide detective tries to balance her professional life with motherhood.

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