According to Deadline the network declined to order a second series after the drama failed to catch fire with audiences.
Originally airing after 'Army Wives' on Tuesday nights 'The Protector' attracted only 1.9 million viewers for its June 12 premiere. It then bounced around the schedule after failing to hang onto around 50 percent of the 'Army Wives' lead-in audience.
Starring Ally Walker ('Sons of Anarchy'), Tisha Campbell-Martin ('Everybody Hates Chris') and Miguel Ferrer ('Crossing Jordan'), 'The Protector' was one of two new drama series launched on Lifetime over the summer.
It follows divorced L.A. Homicide Detective Gloria Sheppard (Walker) who, with her two kids, has recently moved in with her brother. Gloria has a lot on her plate and between juggling the demands of motherhood with solving serious crimes and catching the bad guys, she's a little busy.
Lifetime's other new drama series, 'Against the Wall,' also revolves around the personal and work life of a single female cop. Airing on Sunday nights it has struggled to attract an audience larger than the 1.8 million who tuned in for the July premiere.
Will 'Against the Wall' survive to see a second season? Stay tuned for updates.
The series finale of 'The Protector' is due to air Monday, Sept. 19, 11PM ET on Lifetime.