Against the Wall: Cancelled; No Season Two

Against the Wall canceledLifetime has decided that neither of its freshman dramas are worthy of a second season. The cable channel cancelled The Protector in September and they’ve now canned Against the Wall as well.

Against the Wall stars Rachael Carpani as Abby Kowalski, a single cop who joins the Chicago department’s internal affairs division. The series’ co-stars include Andrew Walker, Brandon Quinn, Chris Johnson, Daniel Kash, James Thomas, Kathy Baker, Marisa Ramirez, Mayko Nguyen, Steve Byers, and Treat Williams.

Debuting on July 31st, the show attracted a mediocre 1.8 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, about on par with The Protector. Unfortunately, the numbers didn’t improve throughout the season. The 12th and 13th episodes (now the show’s last) aired on October 23rd. They each drew 1.4 million viewers and 0.4 demo ratings.

Lifetime recently ordered 10 more episodes of successful (and likely ending) Army Wives and also has Drop Dead Diva to help launch new shows. The cable channel has ordered The Client List, with Jennifer Love Hewitt reprising her role from the successful movie. Lifetime also has a few pilots on tap like Modern Love starring Eric Stoltz, American Housewife with Melanie Griffith, and Sworn To Secrecy, a movie and back-door pilot that stars Neve Campbell.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Against the Wall won’t be back for a second season? Why do you think the drama didn’t catch on?

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  1. Katie says

    I watched Against the Wall from the very beginning and I have been eating every episode. I am sure all they care about is ratings, but the show is so good and if they just give it a second chance, more people will begin to like it. All you did was leave a cliff hanger and I hate that. Please reconsider!

  2. Anonymous says

    Our family has been waiting for this show to come back for season 2; you did leave us all waiting for more. I use to watch lifetime on a regular basis. Then, I got away from the reality shows, the blood, deceit and murder movies. Finally, I decided to give you another chance with Against the Wall. Our whole family was thankful. We all liked the family aspect and that no matter what they stuck together. The family was showing real issues and was showing great promise. If you advertise it like a few of your shows, maybe it would catch on more. Please give your audience what it wants…. another season!!!

  3. Faithfull Watcher says

    My wife and I loved to watch the show together. Please reconsider and bring it back for a season 2. Why would your take this show off but keep airing reruns of Frasier, Will and Grace, and How I Met Your Mother. That doesn’t make any sense?

  4. jennifer says

    Why do they do this? Everytime I get into a new show they cancel it. Please bring it back or tell us who she picked.

    Thanks a lot Lifetime.

  5. says

    I have been waiting and waitin for the second season to air and than I go online to see if they cancelled the show and to my surprise they did. This was by far my favorite show on lifetime. I looked forward every week to the next show airing and now am very upset to of seen it go. Please reconsider and re-air it. A faithful watcher.

  6. Kristin Culligan says

    LOVED against the wall!!! It was a great show that I was totally addicted to! Would LOVE LOVE to see it back on!
    Please bring it back Lifetime!

  7. kelsey smith says

    This was by far my favorite show and I am super addicted to it please life time give it another chance tv shows always take off in there second season

  8. LaDorothy says

    Wow I am very upset with Lifetime I really enjoyed the show against the wall me and my mom would sit and watch every episode and I have been wondering when season 2 would start now i find out its been canceled im really mad I dont understand it was such a good show if anything you should be trying to keep it! Why would you guys leave us hanging as if there was going to be another season that was so not fair! I hope lifetime decide to change there mind and make a season 2 I would appreciate it and so would other people who enjoyed the show!

  9. Jordan says

    Man! I really enjoyed this show and forgot about it until recently. I look up to see if season two started and find out there is no season 2. This was such a great show. Lifetime did one thing right and then they quit. So disappointed.

  10. Sharon says

    Why do you get people interested in a show like Against the Wall & just leave it hanging??
    We enjoyed Against the Wall & were eagerly waiting to see which man she had chosen.
    If you’re going to take a show off don’t leave it hanging & making everyone wonder what may have happened. I”m very disappointed in Lifetime for canceling this show.

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