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Necessary Roughness Interview: Scott Cohen on "Life and Death" Season 2 Storyline

The second season of Necessary Roughness will spend a lot of time with Scott Cohen's Nico. Scott Cohen's mysterious Nico, we should say, as the TV Fanatic set visit to this USA hit revealed plans to expand the character's role this summer. In what way? Who better to ask than Cohen himself? Sean McKenna was on location on Atlanta to do just that...

'Necessary Roughness' Photos: Take a Tour of the Set Before Season 2

We recently had the chance to visit the Necessary Roughness set. Check out these photos for a behind-the-scenes look at the season 2 sets, props and more.

Necessary Roughness Exclusive: Mehcad Brooks on TK's Antics, Season 2 Drama

Earlier this month, TV Fanatic sent intrepid reporter Sean McKenna to the Atlanta set of Necessary Roughness . What did he discover there? A few season two scoops from producer Kevin Dowling and, below, an interview with TK himself, Mehcad Brooks. Read on to learn what it's like for the actor to play such a playful and dark character. Read More...

Necessary Roughness Season 2 to Focus on Hawks Family, Mysterious Nico

Pull on your fan gear and your foam fingers... because football therapy is back in session! Necessary Roughness returns for season two next week and picks right up after the dramatic TK shooting , as the show delves deeper into the characters' personal lives, while also dealing with the football off-season, and of course, Dr. Dani's sessions with a variety of other athletes. After visiting the spacious set in Atlanta, GA (a football training facility, Dr. Dani's two story house and TK's apartment) and checking out the season two premiere episode, I had the chance to sit down with some of the show's stars and producers to discuss what's in store for this USA series.   Read More...

USA's Necessary Roughness Scores With Amy Sedaris

Let the therapy wars begin.

Necessary Roughness Season 2 Premiere Scoop: Rob Estes, Evan Handler to Guest

Rob Estes and Evan Handler have both nabbed roles on season two of Necessary Roughness . The former Melrose Place and 90210 star will appear on the September premiere as TK's agent, someone willing to do anything at all for his client. Handler ( Sex and the City , Californicaion ), meanwhile, will portray Marshall Pittman, a media mogul who owns the New York Hawks and who will guest star on three upcoming episodes. Read More...

'Covert Affairs,' 'Royal Pains,' 'Necessary Roughness' join the USA pickup party

USA is capping off a very strong summer in the ratings by picking up the three series that haven't already been renewed."Covert Affairs," "Royal Pains" and newcomer "Necessary Roughness" were all renewed Thursday (Sept. 15). They will join "Burn Notice," "Suits," "White Collar" and "In Plain Sight" (which is in the midst of a two-season order) back on the cable channel's schedule next year."USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer.We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air -- and every single one of them was great," network co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel say in a statement. "... It's a rare and wonderful thing to announce the pickup of our entire summer of programming."The only USA series that aired this summer and isn't returning is "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which had previously announced this season would be its last. "In Plain Sight" will air its final season in 2012."Covert Affairs," "Necessary Roughness" and "Royal...

T.K. Faces Off Against His Biggest Rival on 'Necessary Roughness' Finale (VIDEO)

It was play-offs time in 'Necessary Roughness' (Wed., 10PM ET on USA), so everyone had to bring their A game. Unfortunately for the New York Hawks, star player Terence "T.K." King ( Mehcad Brooks ) has been suffering from panic attacks, and on last night's season finale his state of mind wasn't helped by the fact that he knew he'd be going up against his biggest rival, Maurice "The Minefield" Manningfield ( Terrell Owens ). T.K. was chilling at the club when The Minefield showed up. After the pair indulged in some harmless trash-talking Minefield went too far, and T.K. prepared to go toe to toe against him.

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS Season Finale “Goal Line” Episode 12

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS  Season Finale "Goal Line" Episode 12 airs Wednesday September 14 at 10 pm on USA. Episode Synopsis:  As the Hawks head into the playoffs, Dani takes on an unexpected new client and TK must  face his biggest rival. Meanwhile, Nico has to decide where his loyalties lie.Terrell Owens guest stars in the Necessary Roughness season finale – "Goal Line" – premiering tonight at 10/9C! Read More...

Mehcad Brooks Previews the Season Finale of 'Necessary Roughness' (VIDEO)

While his character, Terrence "TK" King might be suffering from panic attacks, Mehcad Brooks seems pretty confident in his show, 'Necessary Roughness.' The USA dramedy wraps up its first season Wednesday with guest appearance from Terrell Owens. Brooks stopped by 'Good Day New York' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox) to preview the finale and the show's renewal prospects. A clip from the finale showed King's problem - he sees Terrell Owen's character everywhere he looks. "He's having panic attacks on the field because of this guy called The Minefield, who's played by Terrell Owens for our season finale," explained Brooks. "It's an amazing story. It was a lot of fun to shoot, and it's something the whole family can watch."