Pin It
TV shows on DVD

Necessary Roughness: Cancelled by USA, No Season Four

Necessary Roughness - Season 3There won’t be a fourth season of Necessary Roughness. USA Network has cancelled the sports drama reports Deadline.

A network statement reads, “We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages… We want to thank Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.”

The first season of Necessary Roughness drew an average of 4.18 million viewers but season two dropped to 2.5 million.

Despite the drop, USA renewed it for a shortened third season, adding John Stamos and other new series regulars. The additions didn’t seem to make much of a difference with season three averaging 2.45 million.

The defacto series finale aired on August 21st.

What do you think? Do you like Necessary Roughness? Are you sorry that the show won’t be returning for a fourth season?

Newer and/or Related Articles

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather August 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I am really upset to find this show cancelled. It was a fantastic show and I loved the cast. Like another person wrote- maybe do a TV movie to wrap up the loose ends. There are only 1 or 2 shows now I watch on USA. They keep dropping the good shows and letting the junk continue on. Very disappointed in USA.


rob August 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

I hate it when they cancel tv shows before they wrap them up. Idiots, all TV Management are morons.


JD August 1, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I enjoyed the show. Loved the interaction between the characters. It was a good show. Bring it back!


Deanna July 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

My husband and I loved this show. The good ones always get cancelled and the crap continues on. You should have given it a chance – just because viewers dropped doesn’t mean anything but I guess for those of us in the 2.45 million group we don’t mean a thing.


Anonymous July 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

Quit canceling the good shows!! Very disappointed!


S July 10, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Please bring back necessary roughness.


Julia June 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm

We loved this series! We wish they would at least do one or two more shows to close out the story line. Maybe a two hour final movie????


Sue June 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I really loved the show.


Anonymous May 28, 2014 at 8:38 pm

I can’t believe this show was cancelled. My husband and I both enjoyed watching it. THe cast was great. John Stamos was a great addition. Please bring the show back!!


Eden May 19, 2014 at 1:15 am

I absolutely LOVE this show. Really wish you would bring it back!!


Gayle May 10, 2014 at 12:30 am

I didn’t know Necessary Roughness was cancelled until tonight, when I searched to see when the summer schedule would start. Bummer!! I really enjoyed this show and wanted to see how the relationship with Nico worked out . This cuts my USA Network viewing by half. The only other show I watch is Royal Pains, which continues this summer.


Heather August 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I agree- I wanted to see how the Nico storyline played out. And Royal Pains is the only other shown I watch as well!


Holly March 11, 2014 at 4:12 am

Good, this show was awful!!


DELLA March 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm

I think the show is great why are you cancelling, cast stupendous acting


Sheryl February 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

I really enjoyed the show. It was something different and the actors were all great. Sad to see it not renewed.


Tim February 19, 2014 at 12:26 am

This was the one show that I watched on USA. You have now lost another viewer.


Leave a Comment