USA Network’s Shrink Series Adds ‘What About Brian’ Beauty

Callie Thorne and Amanda Detmer (Stephen Lovekin/Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Callie Thorne and Amanda Detmer (Stephen Lovekin/Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

USA Network’s pilot about a shrink has expanded its cast with the addition of a BFF and mom for ‘Rescue Me’ vet Callie Thorne‘s central character.

Necessary Roughness‘ stars Thorne as Dani, a tough love-dispensing therapist who lands a choice gig with a pro football team. In the wake of her success there, she quickly becomes the go-to talk-to for other big-league athletes, musicians and high-profile figures.

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Previously, ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ alum Marc Blucas landed the male lead as the aforementioned football team’s trainer and a romantic interest for Thorne’s character. Now, Fancast has learned, ‘What About Brian’s Amanda Detmer has been cast as Dani’s BFF, Jeanette.

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And being a new USA “character,” Dani also needs a parent to contend with. That responsibility has fallen to Concetta Tomei (‘Providence,’ ‘Falcon Crest’).

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What’s your early take on this possible new USA series? Any ‘Rescue Me’ fans out there psyched to see Thorne land her own series?

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