Thursday, March 10, 2016

USA's 'Royal Pains' to End After 8 Seasons

The upcoming eighth season of USA's Royal Pains will be its last, it was confirmed today. The final eight-episode run will premiere on Wednesday, May 18 and feature the show's 100th episode as well as a special musical episode.

Created by Andrew Lenchewski, Royal Pains centers on a former ER doctor, Hank (Mark Feuerstein), who loses his hospital job and moves to the Hamptons with his brother, Evan (Paulo Costanzo), to start a concierge medical practice.

In addition to Feuerstein and Costanzo, the final season also stars Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay, Campbell Scott and Ben Shenkman. 

Lenchewski serves as co-showrunner with Michael Rauch. Both also executive produce with Rich Frank, Jeff Kwatinetz, Connie Burge, Carol Flint, Jon Sherman and Jessica Ball. Universal Cable Productions produce.

"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, President, NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks. "While summer in the Hamptons may never be the same, this last season promises to be an epic ride.

Added NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment CCO Jeff Wachtel: "Eight seasons of unadulterated joy! Michael, Chewy, Mark and the entire Royal Pains team have been a joy to work with since day one. We will thank them forever for creating such a wonderful way to spend our summers.

"It's with great sadness, but even greater thankfulness, that we prepare for our final summer sunsets as Royal Pains comes to an end. We couldn't have imagined a more talented and dedicated writers' room, cast or crew, and we couldn't have asked for better partners than USA Network and Universal Cable Productions," said Lenchewski and Rauch. "We want to thank Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Jeff Wachtel and every other member of our network and studio family for tirelessly supporting us over eight magical seasons, and more importantly, for giving us the opportunity to complete this series on our own terms. We'll always have The Hamptons."

The cast have already started lining up their next gigs as well. Feuerstein has joined FOX's upcoming revival of Prison Break as a series regular while Shetty is co-starring on CBS' drama pilot Bunker Hill.