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Necessary Roughness: Season 2 (2012)





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Therapist Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) has her hands full during the second season as she juggles her secret relationship with athletic trainer Matt Donnally (Marc Blucas), IRS woes and a full roster of athletes in crisis. One such athlete is New York Hawks wide receiver Terrence "T.K." King (Mehcad Brooks), who struggles to rebound from his shooting and turns to drugs to cope. As the pressure to return to the field mounts, the arrival of promising rookie Damon Razor (guest star Gaius Charles) only increases T.K.'s worries. But despite the problems facing the individual players, the team's biggest challenge comes in the form of owner Marshall Pitman (guest star Evan Handler), whose contentious divorce and money woes lead him to rope team "fixer" Nico Careles (Scott Cohen) into some dubious practices that could jeopardize the Hawks' future.


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 Jay Santino Jr.
Hannah Marks
as Lindsay Santino
Amanda Detmer
as Jeanette
Rob Estes
as Rob Maroney
Meghann Fahy
as Olivia DiFlorio
Gregory Alan Williams
as Coach Purnell, Pat Purnell
Gaius Charles
as Damon Razor
Michael O'Neill
as Hank Griffin
Robbie Jones
as Joe "Toes" Kittredge
Evan Handler
as Marshall Pittman
Peter MacNicol
as Dr. Gunner
Michaela McManus
as Noelle Saris
Danielle Panabaker
as Juliette Pittman
Adam Rodriguez
as Julio "Gonzo" Gonzalez, Julion "Gonzo" Gonzalez
Travis Smith
as Rex Evans
Mike Pniewski
as Tony Baldwin
Michael Imperioli
as Jimmy Folkes
Amy Sedaris
as Jane Crosetti
Anjali Bhimani
as Praveena Jeevan
Liz Vassey
as Gabrielle Pittman
Valerie Cruz
as Vera Dade
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Critic Reviews for Necessary Roughness: Season 2

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

If the show doesn't score a touchdown, that's mostly because its subject is more complex and darker than USA "character dramas" are designed to handle. That's not a knock on Roughness or other USA shows, which are some of cable's most delightful.

February 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I just don't get the appeal.

June 6, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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