USA orders 'Roughness,' 'Legal' series

Jan. 21, 2011 at 3:30 AM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- USA Network says it has picked up two new original scripted series -- "A Legal Mind" and "Necessary Roughness."

Each show is to start off with a 90-minute premiere followed by 11 one-hour episodes.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Jeff Wachtel, USA's president of original programming and co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions.

"A Legal Mind" stars Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Meghan Markle, Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman.

The cast of the football-themed drama "Necessary Roughness" includes Callie Thorne, Marc Blucas, Mehcad Brooks and Scott Cohen.

"At USA, we like to say that the quality of the material advances the projects -- and these are two great pilots!" Wachtel said in a statement. "'A Legal Mind' and 'Necessary Roughness' take our original series to a new level, while honoring the character-brand filter that has been so crucial to our success."

The network did not say when the shows are expected to debut.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Jeff Wachtel
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiffani Thiessen gives birth to son, shares first photo on Instagram
Tim McGraw is giving away 36 mortgage-free homes to veterans
Reelz to air Miss Universe after NBC cuts ties with pageant owner Donald Trump
Stephen Colbert hosts Michigan public-access show 'Only in Monroe'
Josh Hartnett's girlfriend Tamsin Egerton is pregnant