‘Necessary Roughness’ Casts Karissa Lee Staples As Series Regular

The cast of the upcoming third season of USA’s Necessary Roughness is continuing to grow.

Karissa Lee Staples will be joining the drama as the newest series regular. She joins John Stamos and David Anders, who were recently cast for major recurring roles.

Stamos will appear in all 10 episodes as Conner McClane, the founder of V3, a global sports and entertainment management company. McClane sees the success Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) has with TK (Mehcad Brooks) and the New York Hawks and wants her to join V3. Anders will play Troy Cutler, who is Connor’s second-in-command. Anders currently recurs on ABC’s Once Upon a Time as Dr. Whale/Dr. Frankenstein.

Staples will play Paloma, Dr. Dani’s energetic and ambitious assistant. Paloma is transitioning from president of her sorority to businesswoman, and she wants to help Dani whether she wants the assistance or not.

The actress is best known for her role as Victoria Jagger in the Canadian sitcom What’s Up Warthogs. She also appeared in a 2010 episode of 90210. Karissa Lee Staples won the title of Miss Maine in 2006 and went on to the Miss America pageant the following year.

Necessary Roughness premiered on June 29, 2011 and was renewed for a third season on January 7, 2013. The second season premiered on June 6, 2012 and the season finale aired on February 20. While the first season consistently drew 4 million+ viewers for 10 of the 12 episodes (the exceptions being the third and the second-to-last episodes), ratings for the second season dropped to around 2.5 million viewers. Season one boasted a high of 4.67 million viewers tuning into the premiere, while the high for season 2 was 3.01 million viewers for the first and third episodes. The second season also hit a series low of 1.86 million viewers for the 14th episode of the 16-episode season.

Will you be watching Karissa Lee Staples on Necessary Roughness?

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