Mehcad Brooks

It may say "King" on the back of his jersey, but is Necessary Roughness' Terrence King (Mehcad Brooks) still king of the New York Hawks?

In this exclusive clip from the midseason premiere (Jan. 23 at 10/9c on USA), T.K. is (finally!) back on the field. Unfortunately his return is made not-so-triumphant by his mouthy replacement, Joe "Toes" Kittredge (Robbie Jones), who has no qualms about telling T.K. his pigskin skills aren't quite up to snuff.

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"I know that in my absence you became the toast of the town, but I'm still the king in the castle," T.K. warns him.

Is Kittredge trying to mess with T.K.'s head? Or does our favorite Hawk need to step up his game? Check out this exclusive clip:

Necessary Roughness returns Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10/9c on USA.