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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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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

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.


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