Summer TV Preview: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS Season 2

After a thrilling first season finale left Terrence “T.K.” King’s (Mehcad Brooks) life hanging in the balance following a tragic attempt on his life, it’s safe to say that when NECESSARY ROUGHNESS returns for its much anticipated second season, Dr. Dani Santori (Golden Globe Nominee Callie Thorne) will have her hands full. “One of the decisions our team [Creators Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro] made in the off season was to focus more on the Hawks’ family,” explained NECESSARY ROUGHNESS EP Kevin Dowling during a recent set visit. “So T.K. has a lot more to do, we’re going to see a lot more of Nico [Scott Cohen], and we’ll finally meet the Hawks’ owner Marshall Pittman, played by Evan Handler who I believe is going to surprise a lot of people.” Not nearly surprising, is the show’s penchant for attracting high profile guest stars, which include the return of Terrell Owens, Amy Sedaris as a rival therapist and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS alum Gaius Charles as a wannabe Hawk. Explained Dowling, “One of the things we are doing this year is that we wanted to show a ‘combine,’ which is this incredibly guelling test of endurance prospective football players have to go before they get drafted and receive that $7 million check!”

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS returns to USA Network on Wednesday June 6 at 10PM. Catch up on past episodes you may have missed for free online at

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