Episodes (12)

S01E01 · Pilot

Jun 29, 2011

While a Long Island psychotherapist undergoes a bitter divorce from her cheating husband, a professional football team asks her to help their star wide receiver who is battling demons both on and off the field.

Anchor Management
S01E02 · Anchor Management

Jul 06, 2011

Dani takes on the anchor of a news program who cracked up on the air, while also tracking Lindsay's dating habits. Meanwhile, a mysterious knee injury gets T.K. in hot water with his team.

Spinning Out
S01E03 · Spinning Out

Jul 13, 2011

Dani takes on a NASCAR driver who is suffering from panic attacks after a wreck, while she also deals with visits from a social worker at home. Meanwhile, T.K. creates a ruckus when he steals a teammate's girlfriend.

Habit Forming
S01E04 · Habit Forming

Jul 20, 2011

The Hawks ask Danni to help a rookie who is on the verge of getting cut, Danni suspects her mom may be passing Hawks secrets to bookies, and Ray Jr. gets in trouble during a night out with T.K..

Poker Face
S01E05 · Poker Face

Jul 27, 2011

A professional poker player asks Danni to help break his bad luck by finding his "tell," a consultant from Matthew's past returns to find a new face for the Hawks, and Ray Jr. gets in trouble with the team for selling T.K. merchandise.

Dream On
S01E06 · Dream On

Aug 03, 2011

A professional skateboarder experiencing night terrors turns to Danni, T.K. faces a paternity challenge, and Danni and Jeanette get plenty of surprises at their class reunion.

Whose Team Are You On?
S01E07 · Whose Team Are You On?

Aug 10, 2011

Danni helps the wife of a Hawks player with a shoplifting problem, Nico gets the owner's daughter out of trouble, and Danni is forced to put Ray Jr's relationship with T.K. under the microscope.

Losing Your Swing
S01E08 · Losing Your Swing

Aug 17, 2011

Danni helps a professional golfer with the "yips," T.K. replaces Danni with a life coach, and Danni begins dating a familiar face from her past.

Forget Me Not
S01E09 · Forget Me Not

Aug 24, 2011

Danni helps a female boxer who is blanking out in the ring, T.K. joins his life coach for a trip to Miami, Matthew contemplates a new job offer, and Danni's kids suspect that her new "friend" is really her boyfriend.

A Wing and a Player
S01E10 · A Wing and a Player

Aug 31, 2011

Dani helps the Hawks and their suicidal mascot get over the playoff curse that's haunted them for six years. Meanwhile, TK meets his match off the field and Dani's relationship with J.D. heats up.

Baggage Claim
S01E11 · Baggage Claim

Sep 07, 2011

A homemaking celebrity is forced to turn to Danni for help with her anger management problem, T.K. has some performance issues off the field with Vivica, and the owner's wife drops a bombshell about the team on Nico.

Goal Line
S01E12 · Goal Line

Sep 14, 2011

On the eve of the playoffs, T.K. has panic attacks over facing his arch nemesis on the field, Nico's relationship with the owner's wife threatens to be exposed, and Dani and Matthew face hard questions about a possible relationship.


Necessary Roughness Season 1 (2011) is released on Jun 29, 2011 and the latest season 3 of Necessary Roughness is released in 2013. Watch Necessary Roughness online - the English Comedy TV series from United States. Necessary Roughness is directed by Kevin Dowling,John Fortenberry,Kevin Hooks,Tim Hunter and created by Elizabeth Kruger with Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen. Necessary Roughness is available online on Peacock Premium and The Roku Channel.

Long Island psychotherapist Dr. Dani Santino's personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, she soon becomes the most sought-after therapist for high-profile clients. Athletes, entertainers, politicians, and others living in the spotlight clamor for her unique brand of tough-love therapy during their moments of crisis. Her career is re-energized, but it wreaks havoc on her life as a newly-minted single mom of two teenagers.

As know as:

La diva du divan, Sok terapija, Necessary Roughness, Dr. Dani Santino - Spiel des Lebens, Необходима грубост


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Production Companies:

Still Married Productions, Universal Cable Productions, Sony Pictures Television


Jock therapy.


Emily Yahr
Washington Post
We get it -- she's tough. But, mostly, it just seems like she yells a lot. The series needs more than her toughness.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 09, 2020
Ed Bark
Uncle Barky
Further sanding, preferably followed by a power-washing, is required on USA's Necessary Roughness.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 29, 2011
Alan Sepinwall
I think there's potential in this idea. But the execution and/or the network aren't right for the idea.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 29, 2011

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