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Necessary Roughness

Necessary Roughness Cast

Series Description


Necessary Roughness is a 60 minute drama series on the USA network about a therapist who caught her husband cheating on her so she divorced him. She begins her new life as a single mother raising two teenagers. Her career flourished after the divorce when she became therapist to many of the most famous people in America but the demands of her job and her motherly duties combined make her life a very challenging one.

Necessary Roughness Cast

Callie Thorne .................. Dani Santino (2011-)
Hannah Marks ................... Lindsay Santino (2011-)
Patrick Johnson ................ Ray Santino Jr. (2011-)
Scott Cohen .................... Nico (2011-)
Marc Blucas .................... Matthew Donnally (2011-)
Mehcad Brooks .................. Terrence King (2011)
Gregory Alan Williams .......... Coach Purnell (2011)

Necessary Roughness Trivia

The original title for this series was "Dr. Donna" but it was changed to "Necessary Roughness" in May of 2010 when the USA Network ordered a pilot to be filmed.

Necessary Roughness is based on the real life of Dr. Donna Dannenfelser, explaining the original title noted above. Dr. Donna was the psychologist for the New York Jets NFL football team.

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

The First Season

  1. Pilot Episode (90 Minutes) (6/29/2011)
  2. Anchor Management (7/6/2011)
  3. Spinning Out (7/13/2011)
  4. Habit Forming (7/20/2011)
  5. Poker Face (7/27/2011)
  6. Dream On (8/3/2011)
  7. Whose Team Are You On? (8/10/2011)
  8. Losing Your Swing (8/17/2011)
  9. Forget Me Not (8/24/2011)
  10. A Wing And a Player (8/31/2011)
  11. Baggage Claim (9/7/2011)
  12. Goal Line (9/14/2011)

The Second Season

  1. Shrink Or Swim (6/6/2012)
  2. To Swerve And Protect (6/13/2012)
  3. Wide Deceiver (6/20/2012)
  4. Slumpbuster (6/27/2012)
  5. Mr Irrelevant (7/11/2012)
  6. What's Eating You? (7/18/2012)
  7. Spell It Out (7/25/2012)
  8. A Load of Bull (8/1/2012)
  9. Might as Well Face it (8/15/2012)
  10. Double Fault (8/22/2012)
  11. All the King's Horses (8/29/2012)
  12. Frozen Fish Sticks (1/23/2013)
  13. Hits and Myths (1/30/2013)
  14. The Fall Guy (2/6/2013)
  15. Regret Me Not (2/13/2013)
  16. There's the Door (2/20/2013)

The Third Season

  1. Ch-Ch-Changes (6/12/2013)
  2. Gimme Some Lovin' (6/19/2013)
  3. Swimming with Sharks (6/26/2013)
  4. Snap Out of It (7/10/2013)
  5. V3 for Vendetta (7/17/2013)
  6. Good Will Haunting (7/24/2013)
  7. Bringing the Heat (7/31/2013)
  8. The Game's Afoot (8/7/2013)
  9. Sucker Punch (8/14/2013)
  10. Sympathy For The Devil (8/21/2013)

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