Necessary Roughness Sacked by USA Network

Necessary Roughness It’s game over for Necessary Roughness

USA Network on Tuesday announced that it will not be renewing the ratings-challenged gridiron drama for a fourth season.

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“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,” the cabler said in a statement. “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.”

TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect this news.