11/20/2013 08:36 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2013

'Necessary Roughness' Canceled: No Season 4 For Callie Thorne Series


"Necessary Roughness" has been canceled. The USA sports drama will not return for a fourth season.

“We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages,” USA said in a statement. “We want to thank Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.”

Series star Thorne took to Twitter to bid farewell.

"Bidding farewell to 'Necessary Roughness' & the 3 years I was BLESSED to have," she tweeted. "This show was bound tgthr w the blood, sweat, laughter & tears of an outstanding group of creators, producers, directors, designers, actors, an unparalleled crew, tried and true fans- Any and all of whom I would be lucky to call friend. I will miss all of u terribly. And as my old pal Dr Seuss likes to say---> 'Don't cry because it's over - Smile because it happened.' #Danicoforever"