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EXCLUSIVE Casting Scoop: Terrell Owens Suiting Up for 'Necessary Roughness'

Date August 11, 2011
Terrell Owens Looks like Terrell Owens is a free agent no longer. The pro football bad boy is coming to TV for a little 'Necessary Roughness.'

AOL TV just learned exclusively that T.O. will be putting the pads back on and hitting the field for the finale of USA's hit new show 'Necessary Roughness' on Wed., Sept. 14, 10PM ET.

Owens will play All-Pro...

Terrell Owens Looks like Terrell Owens is a free agent no longer. The pro football bad boy is coming to TV for a little 'Necessary Roughness.'

AOL TV just learned exclusively that T.O. will be putting the pads back on and hitting the field for the finale of USA's hit new show 'Necessary Roughness' on Wed., Sept. 14, 10PM ET.

Owens will play All-Pro safety/cornerback Kevin "The Mine-Field" Minnifield, who's the star player on the team that the show's NY Hawks go up against in the playoffs. He's also TK's (Mehcad Brooks) lifelong rival.

That's right: It's TK vs. TO. Sounds like cause for an end zone celebration to me.

Owens is no stranger to TV, having received the reality TV show treatment on VH1's 'The T.O. Show' back in 2009. As far as true acting though, his short resume includes a recent appearance as "T.O." on VH1's 'Single Ladies.'

'Necessary Roughness' has averaged 5.8 million viewers a week so far in its first season. The series follows Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne), a Long Island psychotherapist who dives into her work when she catches her husband cheating. Her biggest challenge? Rehabbing Brooks' bad boy professional football player, TK, whose off-the-field antics threaten his career and the team franchise.

While news of renewal for USA's other freshman series, 'Suits,' broke earlier today, there's still no word on the fate of 'Roughness,' although, when asked, a network insider laughed and said, "Just look at our track record."

Sounds like a vote of confidence, but a high-profile guest star like this can't hurt either. All press is good press, as T.O. knows quite well.

Are you excited to see Terrell Owens on 'Necessary Roughness'?

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