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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)
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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.

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Cast
Callie Thorne
As Danielle Santino
Scott Cohen
As Nico Careles
Karissa Staples
As Paloma (S03)
John Stamos
As Connor McClane (S03)
Mehcad Brooks
As Terrence "T.K." King
Hannah Marks
As Lindsay Santino
Marc Blucas
As Matthew Donnally (Season 1-2)
Patrick Johnson (3)
As Ray Santino, Jr. (Season 1-2)
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Recaps
2x16: There's the Door 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.

2x15: Regret Me Not recap: The episode begins with a Hawks game. Rex is giving his team members instructions just before the game is about to begin. The game begins and Rex throws the ball towards Kitteridge, but it’s intercepted by a member of the opposing team. Rex is angry with himself and gets into a fight with the team member who intercepted the ball. Dani in the meantime discusses with Albert the affair that her mother had. She is bothered by the fact that her mother called the man she was having the affair with “the love of her life”. Dani is confused whether her mom did the right thing or not by staying with her father, when she was in love with Eddie Marconi... 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.

2x12: Frozen Fish Sticks recap: The episode begins 28 days after all that has happened earlier. On the field the Hawks are busy playing another team. Joe Kittridge who has replaced Terrance King is on the field. It is shown that Kittridge scores a touchdown and the announcer mentions how his addition has made a huge impact on the Hawks overall performance. TK in the meantime is in the rehab and it’s been a month of recovery. He therefore returns home. Nico is at Marshall Pittman’s funeral. TK returns to the Hawks locker room and is welcomed back by Matt and the rest of the team. At the office Dani runs into Nico and behaves rather awkwardly... read more.
Recurring Guests

Gregory Alan Williams as Coach Purnell (21 eps)
Amanda Detmer as Jeanette (10 eps)
Tom Nowicki as Devin (6 eps)
Michael O'Neill as Hank Griffin (5 eps)
Danielle Panabaker as Juliet Pitman (5 eps)
Marcus Lewis as Reggie (5 eps)
Mike Pniewski as Tony (4 eps)
Evan Handler as Marshall Pittman (4 eps)
Andrea Anders as Laura Radcliffe (4 eps)
Rob Estes as Rob Maroni (4 eps)

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Warning: Necessary Roughness guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family | Sports
Status: Canceled
Network: USA Network ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 29, 2011
Ended: August 21, 2013
Episode Order: 10
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