Royal Pains has been renewed for two more seasons, ensuring Dr. Hank & Co. will make it to 100 episodes, EW has learned.
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'Royal Pains' season preview: Mark Feuerstein talks a return to blue-sky basics (and Hank getting some)
Fans of USA’s Royal Pains may be happy to hear the dark days are over. As the show enters its sixth season (premieres June 10 at 9 p.m. ET), Mark Feuerstein fills us in. READ FULL STORY
It was only a matter of time. Those Hamptons residents on Royal Pains sure know how to throw a good soiree, and who better to be in attendance than Top Chef Masters judge Gail Simmons. Simmons plays herself in the clip below, staying in character by asking guest star Perrey Reeves if the fancy cocktails are free. Check it out:
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It’s still blue skies in the Hamptons when Royal Pains returns tonight for its fifth season (9 p.m. ET on USA), but things will be getting a little stormy for Hank, Mark Feuerstein says. “A director I worked with, in of all places sitcoms, James Burrows, would say that in order to find the dimension and depth of a character, we need to find the dirt under his fingernails — which we were always looking for on Good Morning, Miami and Conrad Bloom and never necessarily found. But the writers of Royal Pains,” he says, “are so excellent at creating dimensional characters who you love, that this year they’ve earned the right to go to a darker place. So while Hank’s greatest flaw in the first four seasons has been like in a job interview, when you’d say ‘I just care too much about my job, I have to save everybody, and at times it’s at the expense of my private life,’ this year, Hank will realize that in trying to be perfect and invulnerable, he actually will get very vulnerable.”
More specifically, there are hints that Hank will develop a chemical dependency in his recovery from a craniotomy performed six months ago, after the explosion at Shadow Pond that he believes killed Boris (Campbell Scott). It won’t be in the foreground of every episode, Feuerstein says, “But what the writers do so well is introduce an issue and plumb the depths of that story line throughout the season, so it will come back to bite me.” READ FULL STORY
USA, the blue sky network, has announced premiere dates for its summer shows. Burn Notice returns first on June 6, followed that night by the debut of Graceland, the new drama from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin centered on undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and US Customs living and working under one roof. Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness launch their new seasons on June 12, while Covert Affairs and Suits follow on July 16.
A new reality show, Summer Camp, which has 16 adults competing in “over-the-top competitions inspired by classic camp games,” will premiere in July.
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'Royal Pains' movie preview: Mark Feuerstein on the Hamptons wedding, flashbacks, and Hank's major medical issues
It was 80-degrees and humid when the cast and crew from Royal Pains suited up in big coats and sweaters to film their TV movie event, airing this Sunday on USA. But star Mark Feuerstein, who plays Hank on the long-running drama, says the film captures the spirit of the holidays nonetheless.
“The stories had to be so epic so as to cover a two-hour event instead of your typical one-hour episode of Royal Pains, and the writers, who had a great challenge with this episode because it’s totally outside the normal format, knocked it out of the park,” he says.
In the movie, Evan and Paige are headed for the altar, but the road to marriage proves to be a rocky one for the couple, played Paulo Costanzo and Brooke D’Orsay. Meanwhile, Hank deals with some major medical problems associated with the explosion viewers saw in the season finale this summer. And Divya (Reshma Shetty) has some interesting romantic developments. For a preview of all the fun, check out five teases from Feuerstein.
Who’s ready for a Royal wedding?
As you may have heard, Royal Pains couple Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) are headed to the altar in a special two-hour movie airing next month, and EW has your exclusive first look at the gorgeous ceremony, which — mini Spoiler Alert — will be performed by Eddie (Henry Winkler). (See photo after the jump.) READ FULL STORY
USA has announced renewals for three of the shows that helped keep it the No. 1 cable network across key demos for a seventh consecutive summer. The network has ordered a 16-episode fourth season of Covert Affairs, a 16-episode fifth season of White Collar, and 26 additional episodes of Royal Pains to be spread across seasons 5 and 6.
Covert Affairs resumes its current season on Oct. 16, while White Collar returns with new episodes in January. A two-hour Royal Pains movie, Off-Season Greetings, will premiere Dec. 16 on USA.
A note for Suits fans, we wouldn’t worry. Talking to EW before the summer finale in August, creator Aaron Korsh was confident the show would get renewed — eventually. “USA is obviously tremendously supportive of all of their shows. It’s not been a worry or concern of mine that we will get a season 3 pick up,” he said. “They have to go through their process, and I’m sure they will. I’m sure we’ll get a pick up.” Suits returns in January.
The rainy day loomed over Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein’s most challenging shot of the day, and, as a result, the first-time director was faced with a choice: erect tents to protect the cast from impending showers (and compromise the intense moment), use umbrellas (eww), or trust the weatherman’s word that the showers would let up by the time they needed to roll. He chose option 3 — and, yes, the sun did come out. Lucky, he says, because the funeral just wouldn’t have reflected his vision otherwise. That’s right, funeral.
The opening scene of tonight’s episode features the brother (and a few others) sitting before a grave…and doesn’t explain much else. “I immediately thought it was Eddie’s (Henry Winkler) funeral — our father,” says Feuerstein. READ FULL STORY
'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Justified,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
Welcome back, friends! Hope the holidays were as fattening for you as they were for me.
As winter hiatus comes to a close, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. (Although, I hope you still enjoyed the special Once Upon a Time edition of Spoiler Room that was served up last week!) And this week, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, I hope. If not, there’s a simple way to solve that: Hit me up! E-mail SpoilerRoom@ew.com or Tweet me @EWSandraG. And if you don’t see your question, keep trying! (I do read them all!)
Enjoy, and it’s truly lovely to be back in the swing of things! (Side note: Anyone else sort of love what’s going on in this week’s Spoiler Room blend? Now that’s a trio!)
‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES': STEFAN CHANNELS… JACK BAUER AND CHUCK NORRIS?
The year 2011 hasn’t been the easiest for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Co., on The Vampire Diaries, and, as Julie Plec told Mandi Bierly, the first new episode of the season doesn’t do much to indicate changing winds in 2012. READ FULL STORY
Vacation = over. But I’m not weeping. All it means is that I’m back at work and so are your favorite shows, which means you can expect a slow, but steady, leak of scoop for the return of many fall shows!
So enjoy this mix of scoop on summer faves and a few bits on the fall slate! If you have a specific scoop request, question, musing, nerdy thought, or even a follow-up scoop question, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet me @EWSandraG.
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‘HAVEN’ STAR EMILY ROSE: ‘FRAUDREY’ PLAYS BIG PART IN NEW SEASON READ FULL STORY
Matt Lauer’s got a new TV gig lined up, but you won’t be able to catch this one over breakfast. USA confirms to EW that the Today show host will be playing himself on an upcoming episode of Royal Pains.
On the show, Evan will reportedly approach a vacationing Lauer in hopes of scoring HankMed a profile on the popular morning show. The network says Lauer filmed his scenes yesterday.
The episode, airing in August, will also feature guest appearances from Kyle Howard and Tony Hale.
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