*Sinqua Walls, a vet of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” and MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” has been added to the growing slate of guest stars on the USA drama, “Necessary Roughness,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Walls will appear in the third episode of the upcoming summer season, playing star basketball player Devon Langer, the son of Lana, played by previously announced guest star Garcelle Beauvais.
Sam Page (“Mad Men,” “Switched at Birth”), and Kate Miner (“Persons Unknown,” “Hellcats”) have also signed on. Miner will appear in at least four episodes in the recurring role of the “irresistible” Sheera Kane, an up-and-coming model with a wild streak who catches TK’s (Mehcad Brooks) eye. She first appears in episode three.
Page makes his appearance as Sam Conte, a V3 agent who represents one of Dani’s (Callie Thorne) clients. A talented agent, Sam would love to mix business and pleasure with Dani. He will appear in two episodes, the first of which will be episode four.
The three join new additions John Stamos, David Anders, Karissa Lee Staples and Autumn Reeser.
The new season, which begins June 12 at 10 p.m., picks up six months after the New York Hawks’ playoff run. Big changes for the football team force Dani, TK and Matt (Marc Blucas) to reconsider their futures with the franchise.
*“Necessary Roughness” the drama on USA Network, just received the good news that they are renewed for a third season, according to Deadline.com.
The show, which stars Callie Thorne as New York Hawks sports-psychologist Dr. Dani Santino; who works to keep the team’s trouble-prone wide receiver, Mehcad Brook’s character Terrence “TK” King (pictured above) in line, didn’t quite live up to the network’s original expectations, but it has done well with DVR viewers and is solid in the ratings.
USA has ordered 10 episodes of “Necessary Roughness,” down from the 12 episodes it ordered in season one and 16 in season two. The network also ordered fewer episodes of their series “Royal Pains” and “Burn Notice” too.
“Necessary Roughness” usually airs in the summer, but the show will premiere a five-episode winter season beginning on Jan. 23, 2013.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.” — bell hooks
Oct. 25: Actor Michael Boatman (“The Good Wife,’’ ‘’Spin City”) is 48. Singer Speech (Arrested Development) is 44. Actor Craig Robinson (“The Office”) is 41. Actor Mehcad Brooks (“Desperate Housewives”) is 32. Singer Jerome Jones of Immature is 31. Singer Ciara is 27.
Oct. 25, 1940: Benjamin O Davis becomes the first black general in U.S. Army. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)
*“One day is here!” says Calvin Klein underwear model and actor, Mehcad Brooks.
The chocolate hunk intends to try his luck at a longtime secret love, music, in the very near future.
Breaking the news recently, Mehcad Brooks said music has long been something he has wanted to do, but now is the time to step out and give it a try professionally.
“I had two near death experiences and both times, one time I had a parasite from Africaand another time I had a car collision, I was in the hospital. I looked back at my life and I didn’t regret anything except not putting this love that was in my heart out there, which was music,” says Brooks.
*Mehcad Brooks may have gotten knocked down with the cancellation of his ABC drama “My Generation,” but he is a persistent man and will be doing something new.
The former “True Blood” star and CK underwear spokesman will be co-staring in USA Network’s pilot “Necessary Roughness.”
The show follows Danielle Santino, a sexy Long Island divorcee played by Callie Thomas, who becomes a therapist for a professional football team to make ends meet.
Like his former jock character Rolly, on “Generation,” the 30-year-old NAACP Image Award nominee will play another athlete in ‘Roughness.’ This time as one of Danielle’s clients, a star wide receiver who has a streak of trouble with the law. Though his character is upset about being forced into counseling with Danielle, he ends up bonding with her.
Brooks is on a roll and won’t let a pesky cancelation hold him back.