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Necessary Roughness Canceled After Three Seasons

USA has benched Necessary Roughness for good.

The football drama has been canceled after three seasons, TVGuide.com has confirmed. "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," USA said in a statement Tuesday. "We want to thank Liz Kruger and...read more

VIDEO: Sympathy For The Devil

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Sympathy For The Devil
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Length: 42:51
Aired: 8/21/2013

Dr. Dani searches for her missing client as the V3 scandal comes to a head. Meanwhile, TK's injury may leave him benched in what could be the biggest game of his career. watch

VIDEO: Sympathy For The Devil

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Sympathy For The Devil
Paid | Amazon Instant Video
Length: 43:00
Aired: 8/21/2013

Dr. Dani searches for her missing client as the V3 scandal comes to a head. Meanwhile, TK's injury may leave him benched in what could be the biggest game of his career. watch

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Credits

Year Title Description
2011 Necessary Roughness TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Necessary Roughness TV Show Series, Creator
2001 Winning London Movie, Director
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed Movie, Director
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed Movie, Writer

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News

Necessary Roughness Bosses on Season Finale's "Big Fires" and Hopes for Season 4

While millions of sports fans across the country were in disbelief or outraged about the suspension of 13 Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez, for violating anti-doping protocols, Necessary Roughness creators and showrunners Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro had a slightly different reaction.

"Um, yay?" Kruger tells... read more

Necessary Roughness Goes Big in Season 3: A Guide to the Show's 5 Major Changes

Going into Season 3, the executive producers of Necessary Roughness went by one of the oldest sports adages in the books.

"[USA] wanted us to, as they said, 'Go big.' So we went bigger," co-creator and executive producer Liz Kruger tells TVGuide.com. "I think everybody's quite excited about... read more

Exclusive: Necessary Roughness Launches New Webisode Series "The Nico Files"

Dying to know more about Necessary Roughness' mysterious problem solver Nico Careles (Scott Cohen)? You're not alone.

USA is launching a new webisode series, entitled "The Nico Files," which focuses on the enigmatic New York Hawks employee, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Callie Thorne Tackles Her First Starring Role on Necessary Roughness

Callie Thorne was stuck in New York City gridlock recently with her mom when she spied a familiar face. "I was like, 'Ma, Ma, look!' and I point and there's me on the back of a bus, and we both started shrieking," says the star of USA's new drama Necessary Roughness, laughing. "There was this convertible of guys next to us, and my mother goes, 'That's my daughter!' They were taking pictures and they said, 'Get out of the car!' I was like, 'I will not get out of the car!... OK, I'll get out of the car.' I'm such a loser."

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USA Orders Two New Series: A Legal Mind, Necessary Roughness

USA has given series orders to A Legal Mind and Necessary Roughness, a network rep confirms to TVGuide.com.

A Legal Mind follows ... read more

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