Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness: the crossover ads

Following on from the crossover ads that launched Royal Pains with a little help from Burn Notice a couple of years ago and last year’s Royal Pains/White Collar/Burn Notice/Psych crossover ads, USA is promoting the return of Royal Pains and the arrival of Necessary Roughness with a couple of crossover ads:

Not as good as the previous ones, but still quite fun.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.