Reshma Shetty, Mark Feuerstein
Pills! Pregnancy! Politics! It's been a surprisingly intense season for the Hamptons' top concierge medical team on Royal Pains, and no one is more aware than the show's executive producers. "It was a very challenging prospect to deal with creatively and figuring out how to tell the story ... because we wanted to continue to show the chinks in the Hank armor and in a way that still protected the character and still protected the tone of the show," co-creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski tells TVGuide.com. "Hopefully when the audience sees how this all turns out in terms of the character, they'll understand why we told the story we told."
After overcoming the rough waters of Hank's addiction and Evan's first-ever political campaign, where does HankMed & Co. go from here? Ahead of...
In the battle of old money vs. new money, who will win?
On the Royal Pains premiere, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan (Paulo Costanzo) met Hamptonite Blythe Ballard (Frances Conroy), who went from a new patient to their biggest adversary yet. Before the Lawsons knew it, Blythe was presenting them with a cease-and-desist letter, ordering HankMed to stop practicing in the Hamptons immediately. But the brothers are never ones to stay quiet. With Hank dealing with his own issues stemming from his brain surgery, Evan will take it upon himself to wage war.
Royal Pains bosses, cast spill on the season premiere shocker
"One of the big arcs for the season, both narratively and emotionally, is Evan finally confronting this outsider status that he's always felt since he got [to the Hamptons], creator Andrew Lenchewski tells TVGuide.com. "Blythe ... represents everything he's always felt rejected by — the old Hamptons guard, old money, the very exclusive tightknit elite — and he feels like this is the opportunity for him to finally be included and at the same time give voice to Hank Med's interest."
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the season premiere of Royal Pains. Read at your own risk.]
Royal Pains Season 5 premiere ended with a stunning reveal: Divya (Reshma Shetty) is pregnant!
In the final moments of the episode, Divya tells Paige (Brooke D'Orsay) that the real reason HankMed couldn't get insurance coverage was because she was expecting. Because she's still pretty much in shock, Divya will take a beat before she tells Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan (Paulo Constanzo) the truth. But when she finally does, her surrogate family will be there for her.
Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein will debut the USA dramedy's Season 5 premiere at the second annual ATX Television Festival, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
"I love television, I love Austin, and I love that we're going to show you the premiere of Season 5 of Royal Pains," Feuerstein says in the video below.
Royal Pains Exclusive Video: Get your first look at Season 5
Joining the actor will be co-star Reshma Shetty and executive producers Andrew Lenchewski and Michael Rauch.
Brooke D'Orsay, Paulo Costanzo
Dust off your cufflinks and put on your best dancing shoes, because Royal Pains' Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D'Orsay) are getting hitched! "When we first wrote Paige Collins into the show, we never foresaw that it would end up the way that it did," executive producer Michael Rauch tells TVGuide.com of the special two-hour movie, airing Sunday at 9/8c on USA. "The more we told the story with them together, the more we realized this was the love story of the series so far." So what's in store for the couple on their big day? We talked to Rauch and co-creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski about what to expect...
When Mark Feuerstein stepped behind the camera to direct his second episode of Royal Pains earlier this year, he had the opportunity to work with a very special guest star: his dad.
"Rather than being directed by my father for the past 41 years, I got to reverse history and direct him," Feuerstein tells TVGuide.com of his dad, Harvey. "He is my idol and my mentor."
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In the USA drama's Aug. 1 episode, Mark's "larger-than-life" lawyer father plays...
Emily Van Camp, John Krasinski, Anna Paquin
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Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint
On last week's Royal Pains, Dr. Hank's longtime on-again, off-again girlfriend Jill Casey (Jill Flint) left the sunny beaches of The Hamptons for the rural jungles of Africa for good. Although this wasn't the first time Jill said goodbye (see: her trip to Uruguay, when she lost original job in Africa), don't expect to see her on the next return flight to New York come Wednesday's episode (9/8c on USA). Executive producers Andrew Lenchewski and Michael Rauch talked with TVGuide.com about writing out one of the show's original stars, why Jill and Hank's romance had "run its course" and what's next for Hank's love life. Plus: Could Jill return...
Wilmer Valderrama, Paulo Costanzo and Mark Feuerstein
Last time we checked with the HankMed crew on Royal Pains, it was back to blue skies in the Hamptons. Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan (Paulo Costanzo) resolved their differences and helped persuade Paige's mom to undergo electroshock therapy; Hank and Jill (Jill Flint) were still together. But the calm waters will only last so long — especially after Divya (Reshma Shetty) prescribed the wrong medication for a HankMed patient, causing him to collapse at the end of the...
Diagnosis: Breakup? All's not sunny for Hamptons doc Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) and his rather coldhearted girlfriend, Dr. Emily Peck (Anastasia Griffith), on tonight's Royal Pains when the two physicians clash. "They are going to have their biggest fight yet," reveals executive producer Andrew Lenchewski. "It's going to start as something medical that illuminates the larger divide between them, and the types of relationships that they each want to be in."
And leave it to Hank's dear old dad, Eddie (Henry Winkler), to further complicate matters...