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Well, it's the final season of Royal Pains on USA Network so there's no danger of the series being cancelled this time around. How will season eight perform in the ratings? Will the show go out on a ratings high or low? Should it have been renewed for season nine? Stay tuned.
Royal Pains follows the continuing adventures of a former ER doctor (Mark Feuerstein) from New York who, along with his younger brother (Paulo Costanzo), runs a concierge doctor business in The Hamptons. The show's cast also includes Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay, Campbell Scott, Ben Shenkman, and Henry Winkler.
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Read what star Mark Feuerstein has to say about his time on Royal Pains and the end of the drama series. The cast of Royal Pains also includes Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, and Brooke D’Orsay. Christine Ebersole and Cloris Leachman guest star in season eight.
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The fifth annual Atx Television Festival has rounded out its fest programming with the addition of more panels, screenings and discussions, including a “Bury Your Tropes” panel, presented by GLAAD, which will cover the recent discussion surrounding stereotypical portrayals of Lgbtq characters on television.
“Bury Your Tropes” will take on the recent uproar over television storylines, specifically surrounding the many deaths of lesbian characters, plus the larger conversation about the importance of inclusion and positive representation on TV. Panelists are Bradley Bredeweg (“The Fosters”), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (“Lost,” “The 100”), Krista Vernoff (“Shameless,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Carter Covington (“Faking It”) and GLAAD’s entertainment media strategist Megan Townsend.
Atx has also added events for Hulu’s “The Path,” the final season of USA’s “Royal Pains,” Freeform’s new series “Guilt,” a sit-down with Shondaland’s Betsy Beers, a master class with Howard Gordon and “Power(ful) TV,” a panel discussing »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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USA Network has released farewell videos for the eighth and final season of its Royal Pains TV series, watch them, below. Royal Pains will hit the Hamptons for one last summer beginning Wednesday, May 18, at 10 pm Et/Pt.
The upcoming season is a short one, with only eight episodes. The cast of Royal Pains includes: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, and Brooke D'Orsay. Christine Ebersole and Cloris Leachman guest star in season eight.Read More… »
It's time to say goodbye to Royal Pains' eternal summer. In the exclusive sneak peek below, get a look at the final season, complete with extended group hugs. "It's time to put HankMed to bed," Hank (Mark Feuerstein) says in the clip. No, we're not crying, just have some sand in our eyes. The final season includes the milestone 100th episode, a trip abroad to Hong Kong and a musical episode with guest stars Christine Ebersole and Cloris Leachman. They're pulling out all the stops for the big farewell. Look for Hank to question whether professional fulfillment equals personal fulfillment, while Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D'Orsay) examine what family really means to »
Pitched as an eight-part series, the ensemble drama has been collecting dust on the shelf since the actor’s tragic passing three years ago. There have been some fleeting signs of life, though, particularly when Robert De Niro flirted with the idea of replacing Gandolfini, before backing out of Criminal Justice six months later.
In his steed, John Turturro will take point for HBO’s procedural drama, and the actor is one of the few stars that have remained attached to the project over the years – Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Payman Maadi, and Poorna Jagannathan are among that nuclear cast. But during the creative overhaul, the network has beefed up the show’s ensemble quite considerably, enlisting the likes of Michael K. Williams, »
- Michael Briers
Wgn America has ordered a thirteen-episode second season of its Appalachian family drama "Outsiders".
Premiering late January and growing with each episode, to date the show is averaging 2.8 million viewers in Live+7 ratings.
David Morse stars in the series as the patriarch of an off-the-grid family in Kentucky battling outside forces in a stoic bid to maintain their unconventional lifestyle. Its the third original series for the network and helped launch their fourth, "Underground," which premiered this week to 2.5 million viewers across four airings. [Source: Variety]
James Gandolfini's long in the works passion project "Criminal Justice" is finally moving forward at HBO with several new names joining the cast - Michael K. Williams, Glenne Headly, Ben Shenkman, Max Casella, Amara Karan, Sofia Black-d'Elia, Paul Sparks, Afton Williamson, Paulo Costanzo and Ned Eisenberg.
- Garth Franklin
James Gandolfini's long-gestating passion project Criminal Justice is finally ready for primetime at HBO. The project, an adaptation of Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC drama of the same name, has changed titles to The Night Of, and added several notable names to its ensemble ahead of a summer premiere. Among them are The Wire alum Michael K. Williams, ER's Glenne Headly, Angels in America alum Ben Shenkman and The Sopranos grad Max Casella. The cast also includes Amara Karan, Sofia Black-d’Elia. Paul Sparks, Afton Williamson, Paulo Costanzo, Ned Eisenberg, Mohammad Bakri. Nabil Elouahabi. Ashley Thomas, Glenn Fleshler and Chip
- Kate Stanhope
Network: USA Network
Episodes: 104 (hour)
TV show dates: July 4, 2009 -- present
Series status: Cancelled/ending
Performers include: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty, Campbell Scott, Anastasia Griffith, Dieter Riesle, Ezra Miller, Henry Winkler, James P. Anderson, Meredith Hagner, Christine Ebersole, Rupak Ginn, Bruno Campos, Marcia Gay Harden, Anna George, and Paul Weaver.
TV show description:
This medical drama is about a doctor who was kicked out of his hospital job because he chose to save the life of a "nobody" instead of a hospital benefactor. He reluctantly goes on vacation to the Hamptons with his brother the accountant. He then falls in to being a concierge doctor. He helps rich people that have too much money to go to the hospital, and also aids those less fortunate.
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The doctors are out.
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“It’s with great sadness, but even greater thankfulness, that we prepare for our final summer sunsets, as Royal Pains comes to an end,” said exec producer/series creator Andrew Lenchewski and fellow Ep Michael Rauch in a statement. “We want to thank our [entire] network and studio family for tirelessly supporting us over eight magical seasons, »
The final installment of the series — which stars Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D’Orsay, Ben Shenkman and Campbell Scott — will include a musical episode and a sojourn to Hong Kong. The Hamptons-set series will also celebrate its 100th episode midway through the season.
“Under the direction of talented showrunners Michael Rauch and Andrew Lenchewski, our entire ensemble cast led by Mark Feuerstein, and amazing crew, ‘Royal Pains’ took viewers on a remarkable, unforgettable journey for eight wonderful seasons,” said Chris McCumber, NBCUniversal president of entertainment networks. “While summer in the Hamptons may never be the same, this last season promises to be an epic ride.”
- Marianne Zumberge
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