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TCA Winter 2013: 'Necessary Roughness' Gets Third Season Order

Pasadena, Calif--USA Network has ordered a third season of its football-themed drama Necessary Roughness, the characters welcome network announced Monday during its Television Critics Association Winter Tour presentation.

The series, which stars Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne as a sports psychologist for a pro football team, will return to the air this summer with 10 new episodes, said USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel.

"Necessary Roughness is an important page in our network playbook,” said Wachtel and McCumber in a statement. “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.”