• Publication date: May 22, 2014

Necessary Roughness

A Long Island psychotherapist’s life is turned upside after her divorce. However her work boomed, creating yet new tensions…

  • Publication date: May 22, 2014

Necessary Roughness

Program data

Duration: 60

MBC 4 :

Tuesday, 17:00 (GMT) ~ 20:00 (KSA)

Monday, 17:00 (GMT) ~ 20:00 (KSA)

Thursday, 17:00 (GMT) ~ 20:00 (KSA)

Wednesday, 17:00 (GMT) ~ 20:00 (KSA)

Sunday, 17:00 (GMT) ~ 20:00 (KSA)

Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorn) a Long Island psychotherapist discovers that her husband is cheating on her and decides to leave him. Her most natural reaction, to her pain and heartbreak, was to make her self very busy. In consequences, her business boomed, with her trademark brand of tough love; very soon, she became the most thought after therapist, for the rich and famous. From athletes, to celebrity actors and TV personalities… However despite all her success, there is a down side to this. This meant, less time to focus on raising her two daughters, creating some tensions and unwanted stress.

A gripping dramatic Series, dealing with many contemporary issues, relating to work family; things that the audience will, connect with, recognizing themselves in the lead actors and characters. Tough love was never as effective.




  • Scott Cohen as Nico Careless
  • Callie Thorn as Dani Santino
  • Mehcad Brooks as Terrence King
  • Marc Blucas as Matthew Donnally
  • Hannah Marks as Lindsay Santino
  • Patrick Johnson as Ray Santino Jr.
  • Gregory Alan Williams as Coach Purnell


Created by: Elizabeth Kruger, Craig Shapiro


Rating:  NR