Necessary Roughness

Necessary Roughness

Necessary Roughness focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee (Callie Thorne) who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself a sought - after therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight - all in a moment of crisis - clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she's changing people's lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds. (Source: USA)

Episode Info

Prev: 3x10 -- Sympathy For The Devil (Aug/21/2013)

In the Season 3 finale, Dani looks for her missing client as the V3 scandal reaches its climax; an injured T.K. may have to sit out a very important game; and Nico receives a surprise visitor.

Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Danielle Santino
Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Danielle Santino
Scott CohenScott Cohen
As Nico Careles
Scott CohenScott Cohen
As Nico Careles
Karissa StaplesKarissa Staples
As Paloma (S03)
John StamosJohn Stamos
As Connor McClane (S03)
John StamosJohn Stamos
As Connor McClane (S03)
Mehcad BrooksMehcad Brooks
As Terrence "T.K." King
Hannah MarksHannah Marks
As Lindsay Santino
Marc BlucasMarc Blucas
As Matthew Donnally (Season 1-2)

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recap: The episode begins with the historic moments in different sports being shown. The Coach, Nico and Matt are informed by Dani that Rex is gay. Matt says Rex’s personal life is not their business. But, Dani mentions Rex wants to go public with this news. They aren’t too happy to hear that. “There’s no way this can be contained” Nico says. They mention to Dani that the team is looking for a new owner and have a meeting with Mark Cuban. They feel Rex should hold off on this news till “after the season”. Dani says this is going to happen whether they like it or not, so they should start preparing for it. Later, Matt apologizes to Dani for losing his temper the other night... read more.

2x14: The Fall Guy recap: The episode begins with a Hawks game and with Matt watching from the sidelines. Hawks win the game and the Coach is overjoyed. The Coach speaks to a bunch of reporters next. The Coach is asked about the large number of penalties the team is seeing and he loses it. He asks the reporter to focus on the success the team is having rather than on the penalties. He then rants about how his boss is completely incompetent, despite which he is holding the team together, quite successfully. Matt is visibly surprised at how aggressively the Coach is reacting to such a simple question. The Coach’s rant later goes viral on the internet. Dani’s mother and her sister Ronnie in the meantime pay her a visit... read more.

2x13: Hits and Myths recap: The episode begins at the concert of a rock band named VonDozer. Suddenly the lead singer collapses on the stage. The lead guitarist is not at all happy to see this, as the singer appears drunk or really high. At home Dani is dancing to a VonDozer song. Dani is oblivious to the fact that Ray is watching her. Suddenly she realizes that he is and is visibly embarrassed. Ray too is visibly surprised to see his mother dance the way she is. Ray tells Dani that as a part of his community service he shall be working for Hawks Charity that Juliette Pittman has hooked him up with. Dani is shocked to hear this... read more.

2x11: All the King's Horses recap: The episode begins with TK discovering that he has crashed his car into a wall. Dani on the other hand is taking some time off and referring her patients to another doctor. She individually informs all her patients about it, telling them that she is taking a “well deserved” vacation. Later, TK comes back with Nico and finds an intervention at his home; Dani, Matt and Coach are basically the whole group. Dani tells TK they are there because they care about him very much and are worried about him. Matt then says “we know about the pills and the flush”. “We know about the car crash” the Coach adds. Nico though assures TK that no one else knows about the crash, and they all keep it that way, but only on the condition that TK go to rehab... read more.

2x10: Double Fault recap: The episode begins at a game of mixed doubles tennis, where one team doesn’t seem to be performing too well, thanks to an absolute lack of coordination. Later in her office, Dani meets the man and the woman, who were on the losing side. The two bicker in front of Dani, about what exactly is the problem with their game. The two apparently do not seem to look eye to eye on any subject. Dani is hence left with no option but to play the referee. She then asks them to go one at a time. The woman Allison then reveals how they met years ago during training and have been happily married now for 4 years. Ted then explains how they were going great guns till about 6 months ago, when suddenly their form dipped... read more.

Creator: Liz Kruger, Craig E. Shapiro
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Lieber, Liz Kruger, Craig E. Shapiro
Co-Executive Producer: Donna Dannenfelser, Joe Sabatino, Ildy Modrovich
Supervising Producer: Mark Kruger
Producer: Kelly A. Manners
Consulting Producer: Will McRobb

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Recurring Guests

Gregory Alan Williams as Coach Purnell (34 eps)
Amanda Detmer as Jeanette (18 eps)
Tom Nowicki as Devin (10 eps)
Andrea Anders as Laura Radcliffe (8 eps)
Robbie Jones as Joe "Toes" Kittridge (8 eps)
Marcus Lewis as Reggie (8 eps)
Michael O'Neill as Hank Griffin (7 eps)
Rob Estes as Rob Maroni (7 eps)
Gaius Charles as Damon Razor (7 eps)
Mike Pniewski as Tony (6 eps)

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Network: USA Network ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama, Family, Sports
Status: Canceled
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 29, 2011
Ended: August 21, 2013
Episodes Order: 10
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