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USA Cancels ‘Necessary Roughness’

Necessary Roughness Cancelled After 3 Seasons
Necessary Roughness Cancelled After 3 Seasons

“Necessary Roughness”will not return for a fourth season.

USA has cancelled drama series “Necessary Roughness” after three seasons. The show starred Callie Thorne as Dr. Dani Santino, a psychologist who worked for the New York Jets.

“We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages,” said USA in a statement. “We want to thank [creators] Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.”

Will you miss “Necessary Roughness?”



‘Necessary Roughness’ Renewed For A Third Season

“Necessary Roughness” is returning to USA Network for another season.

USA Network Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel revealed Monday, the drama series has been renewed for a third season. The original series starring Callie Thorne  has been picked up for a season of 10 episodes.

“Necessary Roughness” is an important page in our network playbook,” said USA Network Co-Presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber. “With a standout team of actors and writers playing at the top of their game, the upcoming seasons promise to deliver high-impact and creative storytelling.”

‘Fairly Legal’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

Fairly Legal Cancelled

“Fairly Legal” has been cancelled. USA network has dropped the series after two seasons.

‘Suits,’ ‘White Collar’ & ‘Necessary Roughness’ Return Dates Announced

“Sarah Shahi is undoubtedly a star and we’re thrilled she’ll be joining our sister network NBC on “Chicago Fire,” USA network said in a statement to Deadline.“We are proud of “Fairly Legal” and thank the very talented cast and crew for two fantastic seasons.”

Shahi has booked a multi-episode arc on “Chicago Fire as Renee, Taylor Kinney’s Lt. Kelly Severide’s love interest.

Fellow USA’s drama ‘Common Law” has also been cancelled.

‘Suits,’ ‘White Collar’ & ‘Necessary Roughness’ Return Dates Announced

White Collar, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs Renewed

“White Collar,” “Suits” and “Necessary Roughness” will return in January 2013, USA Network announced today.

“Suits” will debut the second half of its sophomore season on Thursday, Jan, 17 at 10/9c. The winter season will consist of six all-new episodes, with guest stars: David Costabile, Aarti Mann, Amanda Schull, Elisabeth Howser, Adam Godley and Diane Neal.

USA Orders More ‘Suits’

“White Collar” returns Tuesday, January 22 at 10/9c, with six new episodes. Diahann Carroll, Hilarie Burton and Jackson Rathbone will guest star.

USA Renews ‘White Collar’ ‘Royal Pains And ‘Covert Affairs’

Lastly, “Necessary Roughness” premieres with new episodes on Wednesday, January 23 at 10/9c. The guest stars include: Mark Cuban, Joe Theismann, Will Chase, Peter MacNicol, Jeff Nordling and Neil Hopkins.

USA Renews ‘White Collar’ ‘Royal Pains And ‘Covert Affairs’

White Collar, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs Renewed

USA’s summer drama series “White Collar,” “Royal Pains” and “Covert Affairs” have been renewed, the cable network announced today.

“Royal Pains” received a two seasons order of 26 episodes. Whereas, “White Collar” and “Covert Affairs” were each picked up of a season of 16 episodes.

“All three of these series have found ways to stay creatively fresh and culturally relevant. The execution in writing, acting and production is among the best on television. In an increasingly competitive landscape, these series got new season pickups the old-fashioned way — they earned it!,” Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents of USA Network, said in a statement.

However, freshman series: “Common Law,”  “Political Animals, ” and returning series: “Necessary Roughness,” and Fairly Legal” are still on the bubble.

Production for the renewed series will begin in 2013.

‘Game of Thrones’ Adds Ed Skrein and Jacob Anderson And More Casting News

According to EW, Ed Skrein has been cast as Daario Naharis, the handsome and harsh captain of a company of soldiers called The Stormcrows on “Game of Thrones.”

‘Game of Thrones’: 14 Roles Join the Series

Additionally, Jacob Anderson has been cast as Grey Worm, the leader of the group of slave soldiers Unsullied.

The third season of “Game of Thrones” premieres Mar., 31 2013.

More casting news…

“ER” alum, Goran Visnjic is set to play Schiller, the mafia mob boss on the ABC drama, “The Red Widow.” [Deadline]

Terrence Howard is set to appear in an upcoming episode of “Hawaii Five-0.” Howard is set to appear in an episode that features  flashbacks to Danny’s (Scott Caan) former life as a cop in Newark, New Jersey. [EW]

Reality star, Kendall Jenner is set to make her acting debut this fall on “Hawaii Five-0.” [TV Guide]

Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital) actor will appear on the NBC comedy “Up All Night.” Huebel will play Chris’ (Will Arnett) irritating college roommate. [TV Guide]

“Children’s Hospital” star Rob Corddry will appear as Buddy who hangs out in the bar where BJ (Lucy Punch) and Kate (Dakota Johnson) work on “Ben & Kate.” [EW]

J.K. Simmons will return to “Men At Work” as the not-so-friendly publisher of Full Steam magazine, with his character butting heads with Lindsey, played by John Michael Higgins. [TV Guide]

Super Bowl winner and former Washington Redskins’ former star quarterback, Joe Theismann, will appear for a cameo in the 16th episode of “Necessary Roughness.” [THR]

Dallas Robert (The Good Wife) is set play Milton, a resident of Woodbury on “The Walking Dead.” [EW]

Neal McDonough (Justified) has been booked to guest star in “CSI: NY.” McDonough is set to play Senator Gordon Hamilton, an “ultimate politician.” [TVLine]

‘Reed Between the Lines’ Casts Three Series Regulars And More Casting News

Michole White

Three series regulars are joining BET’s “Reed Between the Lines.”

THR reports, Tony Rock, Charlie Robinson and Michole White have been booked to join the series. Tony Rock is set to play Julius Darren, Alex’s (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) oldest friend who appears to give Alex unwanted marriage advice.

Additionally, Alex’s friend Simone Winters will be portrayed by Michole White.  Winters is a single doctor, who is sick of hearing how she intimidates men.

Lastly, Charlie Robinson has been cast as Alex’s father, Monroe Reed.

“Reed Between the Lines” returns next year.

In other casting news…

Tina Majorino will guest-star on Abc drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” The “Veronica Mars” alum will play an intern named Heather at Seattle Grace or at another hospital. [TV Guide]

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 9 Spoilers: Avery, Alex Stepping Up, Cristina and Owen Getting Back Together?

David Alpay (The Borgias) has been booked to recur on “The Vampire Diaries.” Alpay will play Shane, an attractive and charismatic Professor. [TVLine]

Jeffrey Nordling (24) has been tapped to guest-star in an upcoming episode of “Necessary Roughness.” The “24” vet will play Glen Purlman, a media relations guru. [TVLine]

Abc has recast Emily’s mentor on “Revenge.” The role which was previously played by Hiroyuki Sanada will now be played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Heroes). [TV Guide]

‘Revenge’ Season 2 Scoop: New Relationships, New Characters, and More Secrets

John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C) has booked a major recurring role on “The Mob Doctor.” Hickey will play a U.S. attorney, who is the father of Zach Gilford’s doctor character. [THR]

Jordan Masterson has been cast as Kristin’s baby daddy on “Last Man Standing.”  The role was originally portrayed by Nick Jonas. [TV Guide.com]

‘New Girl’ Adds Anna Maria Horsford and Nelson Franklin And More Casting News.

“New Girl” has cast Anna Maria Horsford and Nelson Franklin.

According to TVLine, “New Girl” has added Anna Maria Horsford as Charmaine Bishop, Winston’s tough-as-nails mom who raised her children to become professional basketball players.

In addition, TVGuide reports CeCe is getting a new boyfriend, Robby. Robby is played Nelson Franklin, “Traffic Light” alum, is a genuinely good person, but a bad dancer who is deaf in one ear.

Season 2 of “New Girl” premieres on Tues., Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

In other casting news…

Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted) will guest on “Hot in Cleveland” in a six-episode arc. The “Better Off Ted” vet will play a love interest for Melanie, Valerie Bertinelli’s character. [Deadline]

Gary Dourdan, “CSI” vet has landed a role on ABC’s upcoming soap “Mistresses.” Dourdand will recur as a sexy Det. [Deadline]

Peter Horton will play a California-based FBI agent and Jo’s ex (Sela Ward) on the upcoming season of “CSI: NY.” [TVGuide]

Anna Chlumsky, Roger Bart and Raul Esparza will guest star on the upcoming season of “Law and Order: SVU.” [THR]

The Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban will guest star on “Necessary Roughness” as a potential owner of the New York Hawks. [EW]

Lukas Haas will reunite with his former “24” co-star Kiefer Sutherland as a series regular on “Touch.” Haas will play Calvin Butterfield, a “young genius entrepreneur and scientist.” [TVLine]

Caroline Dhavernas (The “Wonderfall) has joined the NBC new series “Hannibal” as the leading lady. Dhavernas will play a FBI consultant and psychology professor Dr. Alana Bloom. [EW]

Elyes Gabel has joined “Body of Proof.” Gabel is set to play a smart, cocky Detective on the ABC drama. [TVLine]

Saxon Sharbino will play Ameila, Lucy’s long lost daughter on “Touch.” . [THR]

Jay Hernandez (Hostel) has joined “Last Resort” in a major role. The actor is set to play a handsome charmer who questions Jessy Schram’s character loyalty. [EW]

Weekly TV News: “Private Practice,” Andy Samberg, and More.

Hey TV gleeks! A lot happened this week in our TV world. But first, the news.


Juicy/sad news! Tim Daly won’t be returning to “Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off. Daly tweeted, “wonderful fans of PP, Shonda informed my agent today that Pete wont be returning for season 6. It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder.”

Deadline reports, that Kate Walsh, the main star who plays Dr. Addison Montgomery might not be returning for a seventh season if the series is renewed. It was also speculated this week that season six was picked up for 13 episodes. So far the ABC hasn’t commented on these reports.

Tim Daly is not the only actor who fired by Shonda Rhimes this year, Chyler Leigh and Kim Raver, stars of “Grey’s Anatomy” were also let go this season.

Will you watch PP without Kate Walsh?

BET’s ‘106 & Park’ Hosts Are Leaving.

Who else is leaving “SNL?” Well, Andy Samberg is. Just two weeks after Kirsten Wiig graduated from “SNL” Andy Samberg confirmed he is leaving NBC’s sketch series. According to New York Times, Samberg said he would not return to the show next season. Samberg said, “it’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life. Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.” Andy Samberg, has been on “SNL” since 2005, and is best known for bringing viral digital shorts to the sketch show. Samberg along with his Lonely Island cohorts Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone created viral hits such as: “Lazy Sunday,” “I Just Had Sex,” “Motherlover,” and “D*ck in a Box” which featured Justin Timberlake. In case you haven’t seen the tearful goodbye of Kristin Wiig, click here.

‘True Blood’ Season 5 Trailer: “You survive, You Always Do.”.

More sad news. Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives” intrusive but loving neighbor, Karen McKluskey passed away Friday after batting lung cancer for years. She was 72. Joosten starred in “The West Wing,” “Scrubs,” “General Hospital” and more. During “Desperate Housewives” series finale which aired three weeks ago, Kathryn Joosten’s character Mrs. McKluskey died onscreen. I’m glad she got to wrap up the series with the other girls. RIP Kathryn Joosten.

Richard Dawson, the original host of TV’s “Family Feud,” passed away Saturday night. He was 79. Gary, Dawson’s son shared the news via Facebook, saying, “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered.” RIP Richard Dawson.

‘The Newsroom’: The News Revitalized..

In other TV news, “Nurse Jackie” was renewed for a fifth season last week.

It is not too early to mark your calendar for this event. The 55th annual Grammy Awards is set to air on Feb. 10 of 2013. The Grammy Nominations Concert is set to air live on CBS Dec. 5, 2012. “Music’s biggest night,” the Grammys will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

TLC’s reality series “Toddles & Tiaras is getting a spin-off series. The series, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” will follow Alana, a six-year-old pageant contestant as she and her family do things such as “off-road driving and eat road kill for dinner.” The reality series premieres in August.

BET Awards Nominees Announced.

“Boss” which stars Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer season two official trailer was released. In the Season 2 trailer of “Boss,” Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) returns to his duties as the mayor of Chicago despite his illness. The trailer features Sanaa Lathan, Tip Harris and more. Season 2 of “Boss” premieres Friday, August 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Starz.

More summer series are returning/premiering this week, check out list below

  • “Secret Millionaire” (Season 3 premiere) airs Sun., June 3, 8 p.m. ET on ABC
  • “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (Season 2 premiere) airs Sun., June 3, 9 p.m. ET on ABC
  • “Drop Dead Diva” (Season 4 premiere) airs Sun., June 3, 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime
  • “The Glades” (Season 3 premiere) Sun, June 3, 9 p.m. ET on A&E
  • “Longmire” (Series premiere) Sun., June 3, 10 p.m. ET on A&E
  • “Teen Wolf” (two-part Season 2 premiere) Sun., June 3, 11 p.m. ET & Mon., June 4, 10 p.m. ET on MTV
  • “Hell’s Kitchen” two-night (Season 10 premiere) Mon., June 4, 8 p.m. ET & Tues., June 5, 8 p.m. ET on Fox
  • “MasterChef” (two-night Season 3 premiere) Mon., June 4, 9 p.m. ET & Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on Fox
  • “Push Girls” (series premiere) Mon., June 4, 10 p.m. ET on Sundance
  • “Pretty Little Liars” (Season 3 premiere) Tues., June 5, 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family
  • “Jane By Design” (Season 1 summer premiere) Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family
  • “The Glee Project” (Season two premiere) will star “Glee” stars Naya Rivera, who plays Santana on the series, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, and Samuel Larsen will appear as mentors on the Oxygen reality show. The sophomore season of “The Glee Project” kicks off on Tuesday, June 5 at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Rizzoli & Isles” (Season 3 premiere) Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on TNT
  • “Franklin & Bash” (Season 2 premiere) Tues., June 5, 10 p.m. ET on TNT
  • “Royal Pains” (Season 4 premiere) Wed., June 6, 9 p.m. ET on USA
  • “Necessary Roughness” (Season 2 premiere) Wed., June 6, 10 p.m. ET on USA
  • “Love in the Wild” (two-hour Season 2 premiere) Thurs., June 7, 8 p.m. ET on NBC
  • “Saving Hope” (series premiere) Thurs., June 7, 10 p.m. ET on NBC
  • “Comedy Bang! Bang!” (series premiere) Fri., June 8, 10 p.m. ET on IFC
  • “Bunk” (series premiere) Fri., June 8, 10:30 p.m. ET on IFC

That’s it for this week folks! Have a great week.

Weekly TV News: Fox’s Anniversary Special, USA, & “RHOA”.

Hello sweet readers!

Fox turned 25 this month and to celebrate the network is airing a two-hour 25th Anniversary Special hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The Anniversary Special kicks off tomorrow April 22 at 8/7 p.m. on Fox. It’s slated to feature stars from “Ally McBeal,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Married With Children,” “American Idol,” “24,” “That ’70s Show,” “In Living Color,” “The X-Flies” and of course “The Simpsons”.

More Fox’s news. George Lopez will host Fox’s new dating series, “Take Me Out”. Lopez will play matchmaker to thirty women and men contestants. The show premieres Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

In other TV news, there is one less cab in NYC. Discovery cancelled it trivia show “Cash Cab” while, TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession” will return for a second season.

Juicy news!

Martha Stewart, whose daily talk show, “The Martha Stewart Show” was cancelled by Hallmark in January is heading to PBS. Stewart announced Thursday PBS will air her new program “Martha Stewart”s Cooking School”. The weekly 30 minutes program will air in the fall.

Sheree Whitfield won’t be returning to the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the reality star announced she wants to focus more on empowering and inspiring women. “RHOA” just wrapped up its fourth season last week.

Meanwhile, Big Ang, Raiola the break-out star on “Mob Wives” is getting her own spin-off reality series. The series called “Big Ang” joins “Mob Wives Chicago” as “Mob Wives” growing franchise. The reality series will include ten episodes premiering in the summer. Will you watch “Big Ang?”


“Damages” fifth and last season premieres Jul., 11 9 p.m. ET exclusively on DIRECTV.

More summer premiere news, USA networks revealed it premiere dates from its summer line-up. “White Collar” and “Covet Affairs” return July 10. “Royal Pains” and “Necessary Roughness” return June 6 while “Burn Notice” and “Suits” premiere June 14.


Lastly, Perez Hilton will guest star on “Glee”! The blogger will guest star as a judge at Nationals.