"The Protector" centers on divorced mother Gloria Sheppard (Ally Walker, "Sons of Anarchy," "Profiler"), who juggles her demanding personal and professional life as an intuitive LAPD homicide detective while raising two boys, Leo (Thomas Robinson, "Heroes") and Nick (Sage Ryan, "The Closer"), with the live-in help of her troubled younger brother Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert, "Dexter," "Bones"). The series also stars Tisha Campbell-Martin ("Rita Rocks," "My Wife and Kids") as Gloria’s partner Michelle Dulcett, Miguel Ferrer ("Crossing Jordan," "Traffic") as their boss Lieutenant Felix Valdez and Terrell Tilford ("Soul Food," "One Life to Live") as police officer Ramon “Romeo” Rush.

"The Protector" is produced by ABC Studios. Writer Jeffrey Bell ("Angel," "Alias"), Nina Wass ("Less than Perfect") and Gene Stein ("Less than Perfect") are executive producers.