Scoop: 'Royal Pains' enlists Henry Winkler!

The Fonz is heading to the Hamptons!

Happy Days vet Henry Winkler is joining the cast of Royal Pains in the recurring role of Eddie Larson, the absentee father to Hank and Evan, a show rep confirms.

Winkler will debut during the hit drama’s upcoming second season when pops “arrives unannounced in the Hamptons, determined to reinsert himself into his sons’ lives and make up for lost time,” reads the official (and soon-to-be-released) press release. “But his motives are unclear at best. He will have a considerable impact on HankMed, as Hank and Evan grow divided over whether family reunions are always something to celebrate.”

Pains‘ second season is slated to premiere this summer.

Thoughts?

PHOTO CREDIT: Royal Pains: USA Network; Winkler: Tina Gill/PR Photos

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  • Mallen

    I knew it! Of course their dad is the Fonz.

    • kE$ha RoCKs

      I hope they give Potsie a roll…He held that show together man, you have NO idea…

      • dogfoot

        only if there’s a lot of butter…

  • readinrobin

    Looking forward to the second season.

    • Kim from Texas

      I am very sad that I have to wait until summer to see new episodes of this awesome show. Since Monk ended, this is my absolute favorite show on USA network. (Burn Notice is my least favorite show on USA network)

      • David

        Are you kidding??? Burn Notice is the best show since Psych!Royal Pains is phenomenal too, but Burn Notice and Psych make the “off-season” almost unbearable…Thank goodness they are back.

      • William Howell

        I grew up there. The Hamptons are dead in the winter so there would be nothing to show. The Hamptons exist almost entirely between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

    • heather

      I thought this show got cancelled. When was the last time it aired, like 2 years ago?

      • Jeff

        End of summer 2009. Lose time much?

  • CandyMaize

    Yay!!! Looking forward to this. I’ve always liked Henry Winkler and I really enjoyed S1 of Royal Pains.

    • yelhsa

      Me too! I hope he is funny like he was in Arrested Development! I hope he’s in the new AD movie!!!

  • Tricia

    the fonzzz, nice choice

  • Ronet

    Will he be a regular cast member? Or a recurring? Or just a guest star?

    • ggny

      its says the recurring role of Eddie Larson

  • CC

    This is great news! I miss this show and can’t wait for it to come back on.

  • Kari

    Mixed feelings. Wondering if he can pull it off. Hmmmm ….

    • jayne

      Oh, he was amazing as and FBI agent you thought was good, and just as amazing when they brought him back and you found out the truth. He’s perfect for the role.

  • jiangleib

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    • Amanda

      idiot…

    • banana

      So tired of these stupid people, hope they get learn how to get a life.

    • lisa

      wish there was a “report” or “flag” button for these bots/people. what a waste… and interrupts my “flow” of reading. lol!

  • crystal

    I am i love with royal pains and wish it was on more cant wait til the new season and henry winkler is gonna add great spice to the series if u like him or not hes perfect for the role…good luck royal pains on a long running series…thank u..

  • DomeFoam

    Love this show!!

  • JB

    Yeahhhhhh!!! I think he’s a great fit for that role. Is it summer yet?

  • Rick Hunter

    JUMPED THE SHARK WITH THE FONZ!!!!

    This show is stupid anyways. None of the characters are realistic and they all have annoying ticks that aren’t quirky or redeeming. They should just bring back Monk if USA wants to survive.

    • Amy

      Haha…yeah USA is really hurting right now(sarcasm). Come on, their shows are consistently near the top of cable ratings, includig this one. Monk was great, but USA is doing just fine without it.

    • Kathy

      Oh yes! They are hurting bad…Law and Order, In Plain Sight, White Collar, Psych, Burn Notice….all shows with NO following whatsoever and all on the verge of cancellation? I’m sure when Covert Affairs comes out that will tank too!
      Perhaps you would be better off watching ABC.

  • gabby miller

    Oh wow that is cool! Ive met Henry WInkler before and he is a great guy. He would make the perfect role as their father!

  • Shannon

    I thought Hank and Evan’s last name was Lawson?

  • James

    Obviously someone slipped you a bad up-front-copy of the press release – the family name Hank and Evan is Lawson, not Larson. One could look it up on like the IMDB…

    • yelhsa

      These guys are always getting small facts and spellings wrong…. Seriously, IMDB…

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