Necessary Roughness: Canceled by USA

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Dr. Dani has seen her final patient.

Following a third season that packed in the special guest stars, led by recurring player John Stamos, USA Network has canceled Necessary Roughness.

Dani's New Job

“We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages,” said USA in a statement. “We want to thank [creators] Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.”

The series, which was led by Callie Thorne as a psychologist, averaged around four million viewers per week over three seasons.

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The only great thing about this season was the hot stuff with Dani and Nico finally hooking up. Although seeing John Stamos in those fabulous suits was pretty special too.


It was a good show and I'll miss it but I'm not that surprised because I didn't like this last season as much as the first two.


Necessary Roughness Quotes

When you are making a living as a hooker, then you can dig this out of storage.


No matter who you are, no matter how much protective gear you wear, at some point you're gonna get the living crap kicked out of you.