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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?

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Patty October 1, 2014 at 1:50 am

I agree with Chris. Do you loyal viewers not matter? I loved the show and couldn’t wait for it to come back. How disappointing that you cancelled it.


chris September 22, 2014 at 6:32 am

Why on earth did you cancel this show? Because you were not getting 4 million viewers? So that makes the 2.5 million viewers unimportant? We dont count? Really, how sad is that. You have a show that is loved by over 2.5 MILLION people….come on….bring it back. It was a great cast, the interactions were beautiful to watch. Really said to see this gone…..


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