Necessary Roughness

Episode 1.10 : A Wing and a Player

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

August 31, 2011


USA Network



Show Period

2011 - 2013

Production Company

Sony Pictures Television

Cast and Crew


Tim Hunter


Steve Kirozere, Mark A. Altman

Main Cast


Phil Kirkman, the much-reviled former Hawks mascot, has reappeared and it couldn't have come at a worse time for the Hawks. Facing a shot at the playoffs, the last thing the Hawks need right now is a reminder of the "Kirkman Curse," a superstition players and fans have harbored ever since Phil tripped a player and allegedly cost the team a trip to the playoffs six years earlier.

Dr. Dani is sent in to talk to the troubled former mascot, and soon learns that the "Kirkman Kurse" is real enough - to Phil, at least. Shunned and isolated, Phil is lonely and desperate for forgiveness from the team and their fans.

Meanwhile, Dani's fledglings are trying to spread their own wings: Ray Jay and Lindsay attempt to prove to their mother that they can be responsible, while TK endeavors to win over a clever, and comely, reporter. But as they all soon discover, life beyond the nest is never quite as simple as it seems.

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