When I missed out on the Necessary Roughness set visit last year I was gutted. As a long-time fan of Marc Blucas, Callie Thorne, and Mechad Brooks, there was no consolation prize that could make up for it. So you can be sure, I was the first person in line when the opportunity for a set visit popped up this year!
I’ve just returned from visiting Atlanta where the New York Hawks call home and I was actually sad to leave! It was my first time in Georgia’s capital and with all the great vintage shops and non-chain restaurants, I am definitely planning a trip back soon. Especially since I didn’t have the chance to meet one of my favorite members of the exclusive club, the “Hot Boys of the USA Network.” (Marc Blucas was out of town visiting his family since he had a day off)
The entire experience really made up for it though. It was fabulous to meet Callie Thorne, Mechad Brooks, and Scott Cohen on Monday, May 1st, 2012. The sets were as amazing as you could imagine, especially Dr. Dani’s house and T.K.’s pimpin’ palace! The New York Hawks star players apartment was definitely a fun place to explore.
As you can tell from the photo below, I sat in T.K’s tub and there was definitely room for one more. *wink wink* Poor Mechad couldn’t help from letting out a loud laugh when he saw my antics in his bathroom!
Speaking of Mr. Brooks, who many of you will recognize as Eggs from True Blood or Matthew Applewhite from Desperate Housewives, he has found at least one fan for life. When he arrived for our group interview, he took the time to greet each person with a handshake and a smile. During the chat he was charming, charismatic, and so open about so many facets of his life that during the serious parts– you could hear a pin drop!
Fans can expect to see another side of T.K. as well as Mehcad taking his acting up quite a few notches as he tackles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in season two. This leads to the evolution of his relationship with both Dr. Dani and Nico, who become parental figures in his life.
Speaking of Nico, we also met the extremely handsome Scott Cohen who gave us amazing insight on all the things coming up for his character this season. Scott was on set on his day off observing all that is going on behind-the-scenes with dreams of sitting in the directors chair one day.
He was also pretty candid about his hopes for a relationship between his character and Dr. Dani, who is currently enjoying a steamy relationship with The New York Hawks’ athletic trainer, Matt Donnally.
Speaking of Dr. D, Callie Thorne was the only talent in the studio who had a full day of shooting. (Mehcad was also sweet enough to pop in on his day off to meet with us!) We only got to chat with her for a few minutes but in that time we were able to learn a bit more about her role in T.K.’s life this season after he suffered a gun shot wound during the season one finale.
Executive Producer Craig Shapiro also gave us some long-term nuggets to think about! Stay tuned for my interview with Callie, Mehcad, Scott and Craig coming next week!
Make sure to set your calendars for the premiere of season two of Necessary Roughness on June 6th at 10 pm, only on USA Network.
For now, enjoy photos I snapped from the set below: