Against the Wall

Against the WallNetwork: Lifetime
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: July 31, 2011 — October 23, 2011
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams, Kathy Baker, James Thomas, Steve Byers, Brandon Quinn, Andrew Walker, Chris Johnson, Marisa Ramirez, Daniel Kash, Chris Mulkey, and Mayko Nguyen.

TV show description:      
Abby Kowalski (Rachael Carpani) is a fourth generation Chicago police officer who finally lands her dream job and becomes a detective. Unfortunately, her dream turns out to be a nightmare for the four other cops (her father and three brothers) in her close-knit family. She must figure out how she can pursue her career dreams in the Chicago department’s Internal Affairs division while keeping her family intact.

Abby’s father is Don Kowalski (Treat Williams), a police sergeant in the Bureau of Patrol who’s married to Sheila (Kathy Baker). He’s the biological father of Steve, Richie, and Abby and the adoptive father of Donnie, the clan’s eldest son.

Donnie Kowalski (James Thomas) is a Chicago police officer and was fathered by a man named “Speedo,” prior to Sheila meeting Don Kowalski. Recently divorced, he tests for and transfers into the SWAT team. Second brother Steve Kowalski (Steve Byers) works in the Bureau of Patrol and is married with two little girls.

Youngest sibling Richie Kowalski (Brandon Quinn) also works in the Bureau of Patrol. He and Abby are very close and his wife Laura and he are expecting a baby. Richie’s partner is John Brody (Andrew Walker), a good guy that Abby begins dating. Abby also dates Danny Mitchell (Chris Johnson), an old friend who used to work in the State’s Attorney’s office.

Abby’s partner on the force is Lina Flores (Marisa Ramirez). She’s married to a fellow cop, is pregnant, and has three sons (including a set of twins). They work under Lieutenant Papadol (Daniel Kash) in the Internal Affairs Division. Also on the force is Carl Scott (Chris Mulkey), the investigating officer of an officer-involved shooting case.

Mackie Phan (Mayko Nguyen) is Abby’s best friend and neighbor who helps Sheila open her own bakery.

Series Finale:     
Episode 13 — We Protect Our Own
Don’s former partner, Paul, is investigated for the shooting of his wife. Abby and Lina decide to look into who really did it and this leads into Don’s old cases being reopened. Meanwhile, Lina worries if her partnership with Abby will change after the birth of her baby girl. Abby’s relationships with Danny and Brody heat up.
First aired: October 23, 2011.


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  1. Katie says

    Bring this show back!!! This was one of the best series I have seen in a long time. I have been waiting to see it come back since the cliffhanger ending. There are so many stupid shows on and this was one of the good ones!!! Bring it back please!!!

  2. TeiaR says

    Bring this show back…. I just found out it was cancelled. I’ve been waiting forever to find out what was going to happen and as usual the good shows get the boot. It was well casted and the story line had so much to go with. I never got bored or fell asleep during it. Had to record sometimes but instead of acknoledging my dedication to the show it doesn’t count. I don’t understand why it was cancelled. There are so many boring or no point to the story shows that are going on season 6, 7, or even 23 that need to be cancelled instead of a good drama that has it all. I’m tired of all my favorite shows being cancelled and too many reality shows or shows with no story line having a multi-season career. I might as well quit watching tv since all the one’s I like get cancelled. Please bring back against the wall with all the original characters. It was a great show.

  3. Larry says

    It’s this kind of jerkwad move that keeps mindless tv in front of the kids, and then we wonder why kids get out of high school and can’t read. :)

  4. Glenda says

    Why would you cancel such a great show. I have been waiting and waiting for the next season and finally finding out the show was cancelled. There are so many other stupid shows on and the story line was great and there could have been many series made. What is up with the producers?

  5. sherri says

    I can’t believe the tv stations cancelled this show!!!!!! I LOVED THIS SHOW!!! Here is a show with a story line and it gets cancelled and “the big bang theory”, something that is PURELY STUPID and NO STORYLINE and it’s NUMBER ONE? What is wrong with this picture?

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