Anchor Management

Respected war correspondent-turned-anchor Griffin Page is cracking up — literally. After Griffin begins laughing uncontrollably during a serious live interview, he comes to Dani looking for help. Though he believes his new job is the root of his problems and plans to go back into the field, Dani isn't so quick to accept that diagnosis.

And as if Griffin's problems aren't enough, Dani's got her hands full elsewhere, with an injured TK who is once again causing a stir. This time, however, his behavior might end his relationship with the Hawks for good — unless Dani can find a way to keep everyone satisfied.

Meanwhile, the battle for supremacy continues between Dani and Lindsay, who is dying to go out on a date with the second-cutest boy in school. When Dani finds out Lindsay has tricked her, Dani is furious. Though she's not one to give up, Dani also realizes that sometimes the key to peace is knowing when to fight and when to give in — just a little.

About Necessary Roughness

Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) thought she had it all figured out: she had a beautiful home, a successful husband, two great teenaged kids, and a satisfying career as a psychotherapist. But when she caught her husband cheating, Dani's perfect world began to unravel, and she was forced to find a way to keep her family, her finances, and her sanity intact. Then a romantic encounter with Matt (Marc Blucas), the handsome trainer of the local pro football team, the New York Hawks, leads to the chance for Dani to demonstrate her special brand of "tough love" therapy. Before she can say "Hail Mary," Dani has taken on the team's unpredictable star wide receiver, Terrence "TK" King (Mehcad Brooks), as a patient and has become the most sought-after therapist for pro athletes and other high-profile personalities on Long Island. Even with the ups and downs of being a newly divorced single parent and being employed by a demanding organization with its very own "Fixer"—the mysterious Nico (Scott Cohen)—Dani begins to find her footing.

As football season ramps up once again, Dr. Dani has a whole new batch of issues to tackle, both personally and professionally. Now that she's more deeply invested in the Hawks players' welfare—and in a new relationship with Matt—the pressure is definitely on to hold it all together, all while trying to keep her kids on track. It's a whole new season...and a whole new set of crazy.

Cast & Crew

Troy Cutler