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USA renews ‘Necessary Roughness’ for a third season

Callie Thorne is the central character on "Necessary Roughness," which was given a third season. CREDIT: USA

Callie Thorne is the central character on "Necessary Roughness," which was given a third season. CREDIT: USA

"Necessary Roughness" renewal

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USA has renewed “Necessary Roughness” for a third season, according to the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment office.

It was a close call, like winning a football game with a 50-yard field goal just inside the goal posts with 5 seconds left to play.

I wrote about why USA was vacillating in mid October.

The show, shot primarily at EUE Screen Gems studios near Lakewood Amphitheatre, will return next year, but at a reduced 10-episode run, Deadline.com said. The show aired 12 episodes season one and 16 for season two, with five of those episodes returning over the winter.

The drama lost a significant chunk of audience between season one and two, from 4.2 million to 2.7 million this past summer although fans generally agree the show improved its sophomore year.

“Necessary Roughness” is focused on Callie Thorne (”Rescue Me”), who plays a psychotherapist who takes care of high-profile celebrities with a special emphasis on the fictional New York Hawks, including a troubled star football player T.K. (Mehcad Brooks) and her love interest and GM Matt Donnally (Marc Blucas).

USA hasn’t officially confirmed the renewal, but it appears to be a done deal. For the show to make it to a fourth season, though, it’s going to have to build audience season three for sure.

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6 comments Add your comment

SAWB

November 27th, 2012
4:34 pm

I guess this is good for the local industry, but really the show is just not very good. I fear now even if they make improvements it won’t matter since folks have already written them off.

TG

November 28th, 2012
9:39 am

This show sucks. The main character is wholly unlikeable. I am confused at this decision. Greater shows have been given the ax. This move does not compute for me.

The Real Fan

November 28th, 2012
12:23 pm

Glad it’s back!!! Have loved Callie since The Wire.

dagadawgs

November 28th, 2012
1:32 pm

Is this a real show? I always thought when I saw it in theguide that USA sure likes that horrible Scott Bakula movie

cc

November 28th, 2012
6:28 pm

One of the best mini shows on the air…

Batman69

November 30th, 2012
3:11 am

Callie was never in the “Wire”. She was on “Homicide: Life On The Streets”.