"Necessary Roughness" stars Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne as Long Island therapist Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne, "Rescue Me," "Californication"), whose personal life unravelled when she found her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, she takes on the challenge of rehabilitating a bad boy professional football player (Mehcad Brooks, "True Blood," "Desperate Housewives") whose off-the-field antics threaten his career and the team franchise.
The sophomore season picks up with the aftermath of football superstar TK’s (Brooks) shooting by a crazed fan. Also tackling football during the off-season, the series will give viewers a peek at the "backstage" drama that comes with training camp, scouting and drafting.
The series also stars Marc Blucas ("Knight and Day," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Scott Cohen ("Law & Order: Trial by Jury," "Gilmore Girls").
The series is a Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions co-production. The executive producers are Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Jeffrey Lieber and Kevin Dowling.