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Exclusive: Necessary Roughness Doc Scores a Date With Housewives Homewrecker

The Desperate Housewives pizza boy man who wrecked Scavo’s — both the restaurant and its namesake-couple — is headed to USA Network’s Necessary Roughness to romance Dr. Dani.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Jason Gedrick has booked a three-episode arc on the sports dramedy as a new old love interest for Callie Thorne’s miracle-working shrink. Allow us to explain: The Boomtown actor will play Dr. J.D. Aldrigde, Dani’s former grad school professor who unexpectedly falls back into her life. But Aldridge will do more than just woo Dani; he’ll also butt heads with Marc Blucas’ Matt, her onetime fling and obvious soulmate.

“Jason and I get to have our ‘chest-out’ moments together,” Blucas tells TVLine. “We’ve actually worked together before [on Summer Catch], so it’s been fun on set.”

That said, Blucas believes Gedrick’s character isn’t as big of a threat as Scott Cohen’s main man. “I have a sneaky suspicion that Dani and Nico are going to have their own little romance,” he teases with a laugh, adding, “If and when that happens, Matt will definitely be jealous.”

Gedrick, who co-stars opposite Dustin Hoffman in HBO’s hotly-anticipated drama Luck, makes his first Necessary appearance on Aug. 17.