Royal Pains' episode on Wednesday (9/8c, USA) marks the directorial debut of star Paulo Costanzo, but don't think anyone, or anything, went easy for him just because it was his first time behind the camera. See: a severe rain delay that kept the cameras rolling until 5 a.m., an hour-long fire alarm during a nightclub shoot and a very testy Brinks driver.
"We were shooting in the city and this Brinks truck pulled directly in the middle of our shot. All of these production assistants ran over and said you got to move it! The driver got out of the car, pulled...
The name on the masthead is still HankMed, but there will be a very different doctor checking in when Royal Pains returns this Wednesday (9/8c on USA).
After last season's finale shakeup, in which Hank (Mark Feuerstein) quit after clashing with his brother and CEO Evan (Paulo Constanzo) over the direction of the business, Evan hires Dr. Jeremiah Sacani (Ben Shenkman) to help fill the vacancy. "It's a fluke that he even gets the job. He only gets it because of Evan's desperation to get the ball rolling," Shenkman says. "It's always fun to play characters who...
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There's a new doctor in the house: Ben Shenkman has joined Royal Pains as HankMed's newest hire, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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When the USA medical drama wrapped its third season in February, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) quit the family business after he and Evan (Paulo Costanzo) disagreed over...
Has NBC pulled the plug on The Paul Reiser Show after airing only two episodes?
According to The Futon Critic, NBC axed the freshman comedy Friday and will be replacing it with repeat episodes of The Office beginning April 28 at 8:30/7:30c.
NBC announces Paul Reiser Show; replacing Perfect Couples
The report comes a day after the sitcom, from former...