Patty Duke Brings a Mother’s Touch to THE PROTECTOR

Patty-Duke

Following the debut of Lifetime’s THE PROTECTOR, TVLine.com reports that Patty Duke will guest star as Gloria’s (Ally Walker) mother. This new drama follows divorced mother Gloria Sheppard as she balances her personal and professional life. With the help of her younger brother Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert), she is raising two sons, while working as an LAPD homicide detective. Her partner at work is Michelle Dulcett (Tisha Campbell-Martin).

Duke’s recurring role begins this season in episode 7. The Protector airs on Sundays at 10/9c.

After Walker’s successfully wicked stint in FX’s Sons of Anarchy, it is unfortunate that The Protector drew only 1.9 million viewers for its premiere. Why? Would the show have done better on another network?