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USA Renews 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Covert Affairs' and 'Royal Pains'

Date September 15, 2011
USA Renews 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Covert Affairs' and 'Royal Pains' USA has renewed its original series 'Necessary Roughness,''Covert Affairs' and 'Royal Pains.' The pickups cap a strong summer for the cable network in terms of ratings. Each series has received a 16-episode pick-up.

"USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air...

USA Renews 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Covert Affairs' and 'Royal Pains' USA has renewed its original series 'Necessary Roughness,''Covert Affairs' and 'Royal Pains.' The pickups cap a strong summer for the cable network in terms of ratings. Each series has received a 16-episode pick-up.

"USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air -- and every single one of them was great," Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, USA Network co-presidents, said in a statement. "The actors who make our shows unique aren't just stars, they are character actors in the finest sense. Our writers, directors and producers truly understand what it takes to create sustainable success. It's a rare and wonderful thing to announce the pick-up of our entire summer of programming."

Earlier this summer, USA renewed its other originals: 'White Collar, 'Suits,' 'Burn Notice' and 'In Plain Sight,' making them 7 for 7 in pickups.

'Royal Pains' stars Mark Feuerstein stars as Dr. Hank Lawson, a Hampton's doctor who makes house calls to help his wealthy clientele.

'Necessary Roughness' is a football drama focusing on star wide receiver Terrence "TK" King, and his adventures both on the field and in psychotherapy. Cali Thorne plays Dr. Dani Santino, King's therapist.

In 'Covert Affairs,' Piper Perabo plays a young CIA operative with excellent linguistic skills.

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