Tisha Campbell-Martin Talks New Lifetime Series

The actress known for comedy finally lands a dramatic role.

Posted: 06/14/2011 01:11 AM EDT

She’s most famous for her roles on the TV sitcoms Martin and My Wife and Kids. Now Tisha Campbell-Martin will reconnect with her dramatic roots on the new Lifetime series The Protector.

 

Starring Ally Walker, The Protector focuses on divorced mother Gloria Sheppard (Walker), who juggles her demanding personal and professional life as an LAPD homicide detective. Raising two boys, Leo (Thomas Robinson) and Nick (Sage Ryan), Sheppard has live-in help from her troubled younger brother, Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert). Campbell-Martin will star as Gloria’s partner Michelle Dulcett. The show also stars 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.

 

Appearing on the entertainment news show Access Hollywood, Campbell-Martin talked about some early feedback she got on the show. “People often talk about how the chemistry of the show is so amazing,” she gushed. “People are going to love it. Men are going to love it. It’s going to be shocking.”

 

The show airs every Sunday at 10 pm.

(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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