Inform Callie Thorne that fans of USA Network’s Necessary Roughness (Wednesdays at 10/9c) are starting to fall into two camps — “Team Matt” and “Team Nico” — and she beams with schoolgirl excitement. “Is there really something like that happening?!” she marvels. “Oh. My. God. I love it!”
Well yeah, sure, but which team does she herself tend to cheer for? Who is the better match for Dr. Dani — the rugged trainer for the Hawks football squad (played by Buffy alum Marc Blucas) or the enigmatic “fixer” who solves the players non-mental problems (played by Gilmore Girls vet Scott Cohen)?
Putting her alter ego’s love life on the couch, Thorne starts, “The pros for Dani being with Matt is that there is a lot of laughter, which she has been missing in her life. And with Nico, it’s the excitement and the mystery. Put together, they might make the perfect man, and that’s why I think shes attracted to both of them. They both sort of represent these two very real kind of men that would she would thrive in a relationship with.”
As for her own pick to “win,” Thorne answers with a laugh, “I’m just rooting for a relationship! I would be excited about either.”
Oh, but were it just two fine fellas in the sexy shrink’s life. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, a third gent will throw his hat into the ring, when Boomtown‘s Jason Gedrick begins an arc as Dr. J.D. Aldridge, Dani’s former grad school professor. Yes, ladies, this gal has got it goin’ on, and then some.
“I’ve been shooting with Jason for a little while now, and it’s been a thrill,” Thorne shares. “Beyond being frighteningly handsome, he is also very funny. We’ve had a lot of opportunity to do some comedic hi-jinks, pratfalls… stuff like that.”
But make no mistake, things will be just as steamy for these two as they are silly. “If you’re going to bring Jason Gedrick, Dani has to climb that tree,” Thorne avows. “So that’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Surveying the lot she has continually drawn in not-unattractive male costars, Thorne notes, “I’ve been very blessed, with the men I was surrounded by on Rescue Me, and now the men here at Necessary Roughness. It’s actually a little silly how lucky I am!”