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 Nico Careles (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Dani Santino (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Terrence King (38 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Matthew Donnally (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Lindsay Santino (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Ray Santino Jr. (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Coach Pat Purnell (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
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A Long Island psychotherapist's personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, Dr. Dani Santino soon finds herself as the most sought-after therapist for high-profile clients. Athletes, entertainers, politicians, and others living in the spotlight clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy during their moments of crisis. Although her career is reenergized, it wreaks havoc on her life as a newly minted single mom of two teenagers. Written by USA Network Publicity

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During the opening credits of each episode, the object under Dani's foot represents the focus of the episode. If she is working with the football team it will show a football, a car for the race car driver, and poker chips for the professional poker player. See more »

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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.30 (2016) See more »

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Show combines psychiatry and football
25 January 2013 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Necessary Roughness is a show about an experienced psychiatrist played by Callie Thorne(from Homicide: LOTS and Rescue Me fame) who gets hired to help out the fictional New York Hawks football team to help out with their star wide receiver Terrence "TK" King. Along the way she is also seen helping out other people with their own neurosis. The story of the show also involves the lives of Thorne's characters life especially about her kids. It's actually a quite well thought out show with a lot more depth then you'd expect from a show you'd expect about football. Also the show gives you a lot of behind the scenes perspective of what it's like to run a football team.


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