Bad news for Necessary Roughness fans: the series has been canceled by USA Network. The dramatic pigskin program will not be picked up for a fourth season, so says the network in a statement thanking the cast and showrunners. The cast was led by Callie Thorne and featured Mehcad Brooks, Marc Blucas, John Stamos, David Anders, and Karissa Lee Staples.
“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.”
In a series of tweets, Callie Thorne responded to the cancellation and consoled fans of the show:
(1/4) Bidding farewell to Necessary Roughness & the 3 years I was BLESSED to have. This show was bound tgthr w the blood, sweat, laughter &
(2/4) tears of an outstanding group of creators, producers, directors, designers, actors, an unparalleled crew, tried and true fans-
(3/4) Any and all of whom I would be lucky to call friend. I will miss all of u terribly. And as my old pal Dr Seuss likes to say—>
(4/4) Don’t cry because it’s over – Smile because it happened.
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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