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Necessary Roughness

Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: eKasi+, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, eExtra

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
USA Network 29 Jun 2011 14 Sep 2011 Wednesdays, 22h00 - 23h00 12
M-Net Series 04 Sep 2012 20 Nov 2012 Tuesdays, 21h30 - 22h30 12
M-Net Series Zone 13 Aug 2013 17 Sep 2013 Tuesdays, 20h30 - 22h30 12
eKasi+ 16 May 2016 01 Aug 2016 Mondays, 21h00 - 22h00 12
eExtra 10 Sep 2017 26 Nov 2017 Sundays, 19h00 - 20h00 12


Season 1

Necessary Roughness is an American television drama series created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro which centers on a tough Long Island divorcee who, in order to make ends meet, gets a job as a therapist for a professional football team. Her career begins to take off when athletes, musicians, politicians and other celebrities start to request her tough love therapy.

Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) thought she had it all figured out: she had a beautiful home, a successful husband, two great teenaged kids, and a satisfying career as a psychotherapist.

But when she caught her husband cheating, Dani's perfect world began to unravel, and she was forced to find a way to keep her family, her finances, and her sanity intact.

Then a romantic encounter with Matt (Marc Blucas), the handsome trainer of the local pro football team, the New York Hawks, leads to the chance for Dani to demonstrate her special brand of "tough love" therapy.

Before she can say "Hail Mary," Dani has taken on the team's unpredictable star wide receiver, Terrence "TK" King (Mehcad Brooks), as a patient and has become the most sought-after therapist for pro athletes and other high-profile personalities on Long Island.

Even with the ups and downs of being a newly divorced single parent and being employed by a demanding organisation with its very own "Fixer" — the mysterious Nico (Scott Cohen) — Dani begins to find her footing.

Created and executive produced by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro (Miami Medical). Kevin Dowling (Go On) also serves as executive producer. Inspired by a true story, Necessary Roughness is a Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions co-production.


Season 1 Cast

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Dani Santino

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Matthew Donnally

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Nico Careles

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Lindsay Santino

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Ray Santino Jr.

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Terrence King

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Angela

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Anne Marie

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Billy 'The Kid' Rhodes

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Bobby Caldwell

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Charisse

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Coach Pat Purnell

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Gabrielle Pittman

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Geraldine

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Griffin Page

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J.D. Aldridge

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Jeanette Fiero

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Joanne Huff

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Juliette

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Kojo Liberty

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Laura Radcliffe

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Lazarus Rollins

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Leanne

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Liam Dermer

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Lisa Genovese

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Margo Ciccero

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Marshall Pittman

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Maurice Manningfield

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Phil

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Randall 'Booz' Boozler

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Ray Santino

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Shannon

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Tallis Lang

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Ted Cannivale

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Tyler Paxton

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Vivica Stevens

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Winter

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Cash Carson


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