Rumors of a Necessary Roughness reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (January 20) as reports claimed that USA Network confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 21/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 7 years since Necessary Roughness first aired?! (7 years, 6 months, 23 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Necessary Roughness end?
When Necessary Roughness came to an end after 3 years in August 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne), Connor McClane (John Stamos), Matt Donnally (Marc Blucas), T.K. (Mehcad Brooks) and Nico Careles (Scott Cohen). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Necessary Roughness reunion disappoint people?
Necessary Roughness aired from 2011-2013 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Cohen said he's not sure if Necessary Roughness would work today. “I don't want to see old Nico Careles,” he told a journalist (Cohen turned 57 in December). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Necessary Roughness movie?
In a recent interview, Marc Blucas said he can't imagine a Necessary Roughness reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star David Anders (who played Troy Cutler) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Necessary Roughness movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Necessary Roughness film, Callie Thorne stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Necessary Roughness reboot?
Recasting Necessary Roughness for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Necessary Roughness reunion, a Necessary Roughness movie, or a Necessary Roughness reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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