Despite an uncertain couple of months, we recently learned that USA's Callie Thorne-fronted football psychology drama 'Necessary Roughness' would indeed return for a third season, albeit with a somewhat reduced order than previous years. Even with USA's reluctant show of faith, it seems series star and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' vet Marc Blucas has begun lining up his next project, taking a leading role alongside Tricia Helfer in ABC's upcoming Sofia Vergara-produced pilot 'Killer Women,' but who will Blucas play?
Previously, 'Necessary Roughness' fans found themselves in a bit of jeopardy, as USA has cautiously opted to renew the entirety of its summer lineup, save for the Callie Thorne-fronted sports therapy series. Now, the network has officially opted to follow through on a third season, prior to debuting the remaining season 2 episodes on January 23, but is the new order shorter than usual? What's the future for Doctor Dani and her 'Necessary Roughness'?
There hasn't been much news from USA these past few weeks, a daunting prospect given that many of the cable network's more popular series had already had their fates decided, including 'Suits,' 'Burn Notice,' and the now-cancelled 'Fairly Legal.' In particular, sports therapy drama 'Necessary Roughness' was believed to be on the bubble, uncertain of its chances for a third season. Now, word is that 'Necessary Roughness' will indeed receive a third down season, though not quite as generously as its second. Just how short will 'Necessary Roughness' season 3 be?
Well, not every series can weather the storm. With the first portion of the fall season mostly over, the networks have begun plotting out mid-season and other returns, while disposing of series that haven't quite made a dent in their target audiences. We recently saw NBC set its winter line-up, minus a few items on our to-watch list, but what of USA? When can we expect 'Suits,' 'White Collar' and 'Necessary Roughness'? And has 'Common Law' been left off the schedule for good?