Exclusive Interview: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS star Mehcad Brooks scores

Mehcad Brooks in NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Season 1 - "Losing Your Swing" | ©2011 USA Network/Richard DuCree

In USA’s NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, Wednesdays at 10 PM, psychotherapist Dan Santino (Callie Thorne) finds herself drawn into the world of professional sports when she’s asked to treat star wide receiver Terrence “T.K.” King, played by Mehcad Brooks. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS represents some job security for the Texas-born Brooks, who played the ill-fated Eggs on Season Two of HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. He then portrayed a lawyer in ABC’s THE DEEP END, which ran for thirteen episodes, and then played both the teen version and the adult version of a high school jock turned U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in MY GENERATION, which was […]Read On »

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TV Review: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS – Season One – “Pilot”

Callie Thorne in NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Season 1 | ©2011 USA Network/Justin Stephens

Stars: Callie Thorne, Marc Blucas, Mehcad Brooks, Scott Cohen, Patrick Johnson, Hannah Marks Writers: Liz Kruger & Craig Shapiro Director: Kevin Dowling Network: USA, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Airdate: June 29, 2011 USA’s new series NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (which has nothing, outside of football, in common with the 1991 feature of the same name starring Scott Bakula) fits in with the network’s lineup of quirky professionals taking quirky jobs. Indeed, the show has a modestly original premise – certainly no one is going to come away grumbling, “Oh, not another dramedy about a therapist treating professional sports figures!” Based on the […]Read On »

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