Exclusive: Necessary Roughness Recruits Friday Night Lights' Gaius Charles For Major Arc

Gaius Charles Necessary RoughnessAnd now for some truly Smash-ing news: Gaius Charles is heading back to the football field!

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Friday Night Lights alum is joining USA Network’s gridiron-themed drama Necessary Roughness for a major Season 2 arc.

Charles is set to appear in at least four episodes as Damon, an extremely polished wide receiver who seeks Dr. Dani’s (Callie Thorne) help for his “imposter syndrome” — i.e., he doesn’t believe her deserves his success (a problem Smash certainly never had.)

After spending several years out of the spotlight to focus on college, Charles is enjoying a healthy career resurgence of late. Following a juicy November sweeps guest appearance on ABC’s rookie drama Pan-Am, the actor scored a plum role on NCIS that’s set to air in late April/early May. His Roughness stint, meanwhile, is slated to kick off in the third episode of Season 2, which kicks off this summer.

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  1. Michael says:

    I bet it just be a object to make Ziva even more perfect

  2. rebecca says:

    welcome back Smash!! Clear eyes, full heart.

  3. bad kevin says:

    Like to see Smash Williams in a different kind of football drama. CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS, CAN’T LOSE.

  4. Kevin H. says:

    That saying is really starting to get annoying now. Actually, it’s been annoying for the past 6 months. We get it– FNL is a good show. However, that saying has been beaten into the ground…and then out into a meat grinder.

  5. Mick says:

    Gauis Charles looks a lot like Trayvon Martin.

  6. Jake says:

    Sorry but “Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose” Will be one of the greatest sports quotes ever!!

  7. Tonde says:

    Great seeing the FNL alums gettiing their crack at making it out in TV land! Can’t wait.. and YEAH… CLEAR EYES,FULL HEARTS, CAN’T LOSE!!!

  8. Paulo says:

    It’s good to see Gaius Charles getting roles. I Only got in to FNL recently and it was a great show. It’s all about the SMASH. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!