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'Necessary Roughness' based on sports therapist

Updated: July 6, 2011, 4:43 PM ET
By Vincent Thomas

In the opening scene of "Necessary Roughness," USA Network's new sports-oriented dramedy series, the New York Hawks' Terrance "T.K." King -- a character in the vein of the showboating, prima donna, wildcard wide receiver -- goes over the middle, short-arms a catch and gets obliterated. Later we learn he's in the midst of pass-dropping crisis, and the team's paying him $15 million over three years. To remedy the situation, the team calls on Dr. Dani (played by Callie Thorne, aka, ...

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