Necessary Roughness

(2011)

Necessary Roughness focuses on a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee Callie Thorne ("Rescue Me," "Californication") who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself as the sought-after therapist to high-profile clients. Athletes, musicians, politicians and others living in the spotlight - all in a moment of crisis – clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, her start-up practice wreaks havoc on her life. But recognizing that she's changing people's lives for the better, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.

‘Covert Affairs’, ‘Royal Pains’, and ‘Necessary Roughness’ Renewed by USA

After dominating the summer television landscape with a historic seven series on-air and capturing a sixth straight ratings win as cable's top entertainment network, USA finalized its sweep of series pickups on all of its summer originals with 16-episode orders of season three of Covert Affairs, season four of Royal Pains and season two of Necessary Roughness. The renewals, which follow the season orders of White Collar, Suits, In Plain Sight and Burn Notice, were announced today by USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel.

Covert Affairs stars Golden Globe-nominated Piper Perabo as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills make her invaluable to the Agency. The series also stars Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek and Peter Gallagher. The second half of Season 2 of Covert Affairs will return on November 1 at 10/9c with six all-new episodes and guest appearances from Devin Kelley and Santiago Cabrera, and the return of Oded Fehr and Gregory Itzin. From Universal Cable Productions, Covert Affairs shoots in Toronto, Canada and is executive produced by Doug Liman and Dave Bartis through Hypnotic and written and executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

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USA Network Announces Summer Premiere Dates

USA Network brings you its biggest summer ever with powerful weeknight blocks of nine original series. Two of summer's hottest hits, White Collar and Covert Affairs, kick it off with the return of all new seasons on Tuesday, June 7 at 9/8c and 10/9c, respectively. Next up, Burn Notice returns for a sizzling fifth season, followed by the much-anticipated new series launch of Suits (fka A Legal Mind), premiering Thursday, June 23 at 9/8c and 10/9c, respectively. June ends with the hit series Royal Pains leading into another new show launch, Necessary Roughness, on Wednesday, June 29 at 9/8c and 10/9c, respectively. Also continuing into summer, Monday nights are marked with high-powered octane with WWE Tough Enough at 8/7c, followed by WWE Monday Night RAW at 9/8c. Sundays continue to share the love with back-to-back episodes Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Plain Sight at 9/8c and 10/9c, respectively.

One of television's hottest shows, White Collar focuses on the most unlikely of partnerships between a con artist (Matthew Bomer) and an FBI agent (Tim DeKay). The critically acclaimed drama returns for season three with more intrigue, more passion and more excitement. The series also stars Tiffani Thiessen, Willie Garson, Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason. Additionally, joining the cast as a series regular this season is Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill), who guest starred in a sexy arc for several episodes in season two, as Neal Caffrey's (Bomer) love interest, Sarah Ellis. White Collar was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin and comes from Fox Television Studios. Mark Goffman is executive producer and Jeff King serves as co-executive producer. The show is shot entirely in and around New York City. White Collar premieres Tuesday, June 7 at 9/8c.

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