Marisa Ramirez isn't new to this game; she paid her dues with years of solid work on daytime soaps like "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless." Still, it couldn't have been good news when Lifetime decided to pull the plug on "Against the Wall" after a single season.
Ramirez was the secondary lead, playing the partner to tough-Irish-Chicago-cop-family-IA investigator Rachael Carpani. As strong as the show may have been, it opened to low ratings back in late July when it first premiered, and never caught on with viewers. The last original shows that aired in late October actually pulled almost half a million fewer sets of eyeballs than the premiere episodes.
"The Protector," Lifetime's other original series that premiere in '11, met a similar fate for similar reasons a couple of months ago, and its one truly strong player, "Army Wives," is probably in its last year as well. That leaves them with "Drop Dead Diva" and some non-Latino hopes for the future, with new shows announced for next year starring the likes of Eric Stoltz, Melanie Griffith, and Neve Campbell, though all those shows are still in pilot stages only.
No episodes are available online, but if you'd like to read the sad and angry words of a lot of disheartened "ATW" fans, check out the comments section on Lifetime's page for the series, right here.