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Necessary Roughness: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Necessary Roughness is unchallenging TV with bouts of whimsy to keep the mood even lighter.


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No-nonsense therapist and recent divorcée Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) takes a job with the New York Hawks football team in order to gain some stability following the major shakeup in her life. Though she treats patients from a variety of high-profile fields, her main focus is on the talented-but-troubled Hawks wide receiver T.K. King (Mehcad Brooks). Marc Blucas and Scott Cohen also star.


Callie Thorne
as Dani Santino
Marc Blucas
as Matthew Donnally
Mehcad Brooks
as Terrence "T.K." King
Scott Cohen
as Nico, Nico Careles
Patrick Johnson
as Ray "RJ" Santino Jr.
Hannah Marks
as Lindsay Santino
Amanda Detmer
as Jeanette
Gregory Alan Williams
as Coach Purnell, Pat Purnell
James Earl
as Randall "Booz" Boozler
Jason Gedrick
as J.D. Aldridge
Orlando Jones
as Lazarus Rollins
Matt Barr
as Billy "The Kid" Rhodes
Terrell Owens
as Kevin Minnifield
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Critic Reviews for Necessary Roughness: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

Further sanding, preferably followed by a power-washing, is required on USA's Necessary Roughness.

June 29, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

My heart tells me that any show that revolves around an honest-to-goodness native of Commack deserves an A+. My head tells me this one deserves a C.

June 29, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Like all mothers on TV dramas, Angela starts out annoying. That means we can probably count on her to say something wise at just the moment we least expect it.

June 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The show is just an undemanding, entertaining, and sometimes whimsical ride. Yup, it's likable.

June 29, 2011 | Full Review…

A fine summer show is launched, slick but with feeling, and all the orange-and-red football-season foliage on-screen contributes to a diverting brisk breeziness.

June 29, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's In Treatment interrupted with blasts of air horn and vuvuzela.

June 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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