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Exclusive: Royal Pains Admits Numb3rs Alum Diane Farr

Diane Farr

Summer is only a few months away, which means that Royal Pains is ramping up production. The USA series has recruited Numb3rs alum Diane Farr to guest-star in ... read more

Reshma Shetty Delivers as Royal Pains' Divya

Reshma Shetty

What would a season finale be without complications? For Royal Pains' Divya (Reshma Shetty), that could mean early labor pains. The physician's assistant, pregnant with her ex's child, suddenly finds "there may be something wrong with the baby," Shetty reports. Never... read more

5 Teases for Royal Pains' Season 5 Finale: Evan's "Surprising Call" and Hank's Getaway?

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... read more

Exclusive: Royal Pains Admits Mercy Actor for Guest Spot

Patch Darragh

Everything is coming up roses for Mercy alum Patch Darragh.

The actor has booked a guest role on Royal Pains as a local Hamptons florist treated by HankMed, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Felix is described as a kind man with a big heart who is fluent in the language of flowers but... read more

Royal Pains' Paulo Costanzo on Directing, Divya's Big Love Scene, 50 Shades of Jewish?

Paulo Constanza

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... read more

Royal Pains' Ben Shenkman on Being the New Guy: He's Being Thrown Into the Deep End

Reshma Shetty, Ben Shenkman

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... read more

Mega Buzz: Who's Coming Out on True Blood? Plus: Big Changes on NCIS, The Closer

Rutina Wesley, David McCallum, Kyra Sedgwick

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them at @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

I can't wait for True Blood to come back. Is Tara dead? Please say yes. I am so over her. — Denny
NATALIE: We literally can't answer this question, lest Alan Ball has us all staked. But we can tell you that the title of the season premiere is "Turn! Turn! Turn!" which is a song of Biblical extraction about profound change, like, say, dying, becoming a vampire or declaring your true sexuality. All three of these things will happen during this hour, but the question is: To whom? (Answer: Not all to the same person.)

Is NCIS getting new digs next year? — Jennifer, via Twitter
ADAM:
Not really, but... read more

Royal Pains Exclusive: Meet Dr. Hank's Replacement!

Mark Feuerstein; Ben Shenkman

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... read more

Is The Paul Reiser Show Dead After Two Episodes?

Mark Burnett and Paul Reiser

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... read more

NBC Announces The Paul Reiser Show; Replacing Perfect Couples

Paul Reiser

Paul Reiser is returning to television with The Paul Reiser Show, NBC announced Tuesday.

The single-camera comedy will star Reiser as himself debating his next career move after years of being off the air. His hit series Mad About You ended in 1999.

NBC renews Office, Parks and Rec and Community

Rounding out the cast: Amy Landecker (A Serious Man) as his wife, Claire, and Ben Shenkman (Angels in America), Omid Djalili (The Infidel), Duane Martin (All of Us) and Andrew Daly (MADtv) as his unlikely group of friends.

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