Ramirez Gets A Badge!


Marisa Ramirez (ex-Carmen/Ines, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) is starring opposite Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams, and Kathy Baker as a top cop on Lifetime TV's new drama, AGAINST THE WALL. The series revolves around a single Chicago detective, Abby (Carpani), who embraces her new position in the Internal Affairs division, much the chagrin of her close-knit family of patrol officers. "IA is known as the rat squad... but she is very excited about the job and gives every case her all," says Ramirez, who plays Abby's partner, Lina Flores. "My character joined IA about seven years ago, so it's old hat. I like to watch her get excited about something and just roll my eyes."

Word to the wise, this isn't just another police procedural. Sure there will be lots of banter between the partners, but like most programs on the network, this one is geared for women. What's in it for the female soap fan? Well to start with, Lina is married -- to hunky Jason George (Michael, SUNSET BEACH; OFF THE MAP) and very pregnant! "She's working, eating a lot, and having a lot of hormonal attitude," Ramirez grins. "I hope it'll be fun to watch me waddle around." But perhaps more importantly, she says, this is a show with heart. "There are things that will make you laugh out loud, things that will make you cry, and things that will make you commiserate with the characters and what's going on in their daily lives. It's not just about solving cases."

AGAINST THE WALL premieres on Sunday, July 31, at 10 p.m. EST. For more on the series, visit www.mylifetime.com. For a sneak peek, check out the video clip below!