TCA Winter 2013: USA Orders Third Season of 'Necessary Roughness'

Renewal Rounds Out Summer Slate

USA Network has renewed Necessary Roughness for a third season of ten episodes to air this summer.

Necessary Roughness, paired with Royal Pains, averaged 5.3 million viewers on Wednesdays this past summer.  The show's season two premiere on June 6 drew 4.6 million total viewers.

"Necessary Roughness is an important page in our network playbook," said USA co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber. "With a standout team of actors and writers playing at the top of their game, the upcoming seasons promise to deliver high-impact and creative storytelling."

With the renewal, USA has firmed up its summer slate, having already given new season orders to Suits, Royal Pains, White Collar, Covert Affairs and Burn Notice. The "characters welcome" network previously cancelled another summer entry, Common Law.