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Here's Where To Watch Every Episode Of 'Necessary Roughness'

"Necessary Roughness" followed the antics of Dani Santino (Callie Thorne), a Long Island therapist who finds herself struggling to make ends meet after a bad divorce.

By Tyler McCarthy
John Stamos in Necessary Roughness

There are a lot of terrific shows that mine drama from the world of professional sports. However, few did it as well as the USA Network original series “Necessary Roughness.” If you’re not convinced, here’s how you can watch every episode. 

The show, which aired for three seasons between 2011 and 2013, followed the antics of Dani Santino (Callie Thorne), a Long Island therapist who finds herself struggling to make ends meet after a bad divorce. To help get her career and life back on track, she becomes the in-house shrink for the fictional New York Hawks professional football team.

While athletes are typically known for their physical prowess on the field, “Necessary Roughness” saw Santino get deep with the team and help them deal with their emotions and the mental strains that playing the game at that elite level causes.

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Over time, her abilities make her highly sought after beyond just her team, looping in other athletes, musicians, political figures, and others whose very public careers demand they check in on their mental health often and with great purpose. When word gets out that there's a good therapist in the business, everyone wants them.

In addition to Thorne, the show rounded out its cast with impressive characters played by Scott Cohen, Marc Blucas, Mehcad Brooks, Hannah Marks, and even John Stamos. If that star-studded cast and provocative subject matter have convinced you to give “Necessary Roughness” a shot, or if you’re a previous fan who wants to relive the drama behind the show, all 38 episodes can be found on Peacock to stream in their entirety with a subscription.  

Episodes are available on other platforms like Amazon Prime for individual purchases as well.

Catch up on “Necessary Roughness” and other USA Network original series on Peacock right now. 

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