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Necessary Roughness 

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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 ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Callie Thorne ...  Dani Santino 38 episodes, 2011-2013
Scott Cohen ...  Nico Careles 38 episodes, 2011-2013
Mehcad Brooks ...  Terrence King 38 episodes, 2011-2013
Marc Blucas ...  Matthew Donnally 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Hannah Marks ...  Lindsay Santino 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Patrick Johnson ...  Ray Santino Jr. 28 episodes, 2011-2013
Gregory Alan Williams ...  Coach Pat Purnell 28 episodes, 2011-2013
Brandon S.K. Porter Brandon S.K. Porter ...  Demetrius Cooks 23 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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Jock therapy.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Although the show takes place in New York they actually film in Atlanta. See more »

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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.107 (2012) See more »

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I like the characters
12 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) is a suburban mom who is picking up the pieces of her life. She's divorcing her cheating husband. Her teenage kids (Hannah Marks, Patrick Johnson) are becoming a handful. A professional football team is having trouble with their wide receiver TK (Mehcad Brooks) and they call in the suburban psychotherapist to help. There's the hot trainer Matthew Donnally (Marc Blucas) and the mysterious fixer Nico Careles (Scott Cohen) on the team.

I like most of the characters even the standard annoying teenage kids. I like the love triangle they set up. I really like TK. The first two seasons is basically a serial where Dani works on TK and everything else as well as a procedural where Dani treats a new client every week. There are a lot of changes in the third season. The football team is sidelines when she's fired from the team. The family is gone when the kids leave. The love triangle is gone. Only TK and Nico remain while they add John Stamos as the sports agent guru Connor McClane. It's an understandable Hail Mary to revitalize a borderline show but it's ultimately a failure. The last season is cut to only 10 episodes. It was a nice show before the change. It wasn't a bad show after the change either. It just lost too many characters that the fans care about.


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2011 (USA) See more »

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