PUEBLO, Colo. - The Professional Bull Riders announced that they will be featured this Wednesday in USA Network's original series, "Necessary Roughness."
In the episode, lead character, Dr. Dani Santino, who is a sports-therapist, works with a professional bull rider.
"Necessary Roughness" airs each Wednesday on USA Network at 10 p.m. ET (please check local listings).
The PBR provided signage, technical advice, and action footage to ensure the authenticity of the segments, which were filmed in Atlanta in June.
On the set of Necessary Roughness.
Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne returns in her acclaimed role as Dr. Dani Santino, a Long Island psychotherapist and single mother who's plucked out of relative obscurity to become the sports-psychologist for the New York Hawks. This seasonNECESSARY ROUGHNESSwill tackle football off the field as well as on. We'll join the fictional New York Hawks at the start of a new season… the OFF season… and get a peek at the "backstage" drama that comes with training camp, the draft and the scouting combine.
The series stars Callie Thorne ("Rescue Me," "Californication"), Marc Blucas ("Knight and Day," "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer"), Mehcad Brooks ("True Blood," "Desperate Housewives"), Scott Cohen ("Law & Order: Trial By Jury," "Gilmore Girls"), Hannah Marks ("weeds") and Patrick Johnson ("Mean Girls 2". This season we will also meet the mysterious owner of the Hawks Marshall Pittman played by guest star Evan Handler. Other guest stars this season will include Rob Estes, Gaius Charles, Paul Blackthorne, and NBC Sports' Peter King. Amanda Detmer, Concetta Tomei and pro football star Terrell Owens will all return to reprise their roles from the first season.
Created and executive produced by Liz Kruger & Craig Shapiro ("Miami Medical," "The Challenge"). Jeffrey Lieber ("Lost," "Miami Medical") and Kevin Dowling ("Sons of Tucson") also serve as executive producers. Inspired by a true story, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS is a Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions co-production. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS shoots in Atlanta, GA.
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