It's good to have another gal squarely at the center of a TV show (like Julianna Marguiles of "The Good Wife"), and it's good that the gal is Callie Thorne.
Thorne has an appealing authenticity and weary wisdom, and in "Necessary Roughness" (USA, 10 tonight), she gets to showcase both qualities to great effect with a good cast. It's a delightful show.
Thorne plays Dr. Dani Santino, a married psychotherapist and mother of two, who discovers her husband has been cheating. She tosses him out, but can't afford to divorce him until a one-night stand (Marc Blucas) turns out to be a trainer for the local pro football team. When she uses hypnotherapy to help him stop smoking, he recommends her to his boss to help get an expensive and hot-headed football star (Mehcad Brooks) to start catching the ball again. Scott Cohen plays the team's security who stays in Dr. Dani's face and life.