USA Networks cancels ‘Necessary Roughness’
The series filmed in Atlanta, featured stories including professional athletes using steroids to coming out. The series earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2011, and had an average of 4 million viewers.
The show was expected to be a hit when it first premiered in 2011, but the series was never as successful as the very first season. In the series final season it performed just as underwhelming well as the second season, opening to an average of 2.4 million viewers and obtaining a rating of 0.6 for their key demographic.
“Bidding farewell to Necessary Roughness and the three years I was blessed to have. This show was bound together with the blood, sweat, laughter and tears of an outstanding group of creators, producers, directors, designers, actors, an unparalleled crew, tried and true fans,” she wrote in a string of tweets. “Any and all of whom I would be lucky to call a friend. I will miss all of you terribly. And as my old pal Dr. Seuss likes to say: Don’t cry because it’s over — smile because it happened. #Danicoforever” – Thorne
The USA Network is currently working on original dramas Covert Affairs, Graceland, Psych, Royal Pains, Suits and White Collar set for 2014, in addition to its first two comedies — Playing House and Sirens.