With so many crime dramas on TV, you'd think murder would be a universal language. But FX's The Bridge (Wednesday, 10/9c), an unusually timely and troubling mystery series set on the volatile border between Texas (sleepy El Paso) and Mexico (dangerous, corrupt Juarez), uses grisly symbolism to remind us that not all victims are created equal.
The phantom killer here is driven by a social conscience, taunting police on both sides of the cultural divide:
As Royal Pains' dark and mysterious multi-millionaire Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz, Campbell Scott is willing to go to great lengths to keep fans on their toes. Even fake his own death.
"The producers said, 'We want to make it so that no one knows you're still on the show,' and I was like, 'I can't wait,'" Scott tells TVGuide.com. "I have such a small part anyways that we're always looking for...
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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...
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11. Pardon the Interruption Award: When Blythe Ballard (Frances Conroy), Hank and Evan's rich neighbor, moves to shut down HankMed on Royal Pains, Evan tries to save the company by staging a fancy open house to win over the 'hood. But Blythe puts a damper on the affair with talk of injured, sickly patients traipsing all over the pricey property. Evan tries to refute her argument, but is interrupted by a patient, who bursts into the party shouting for Hank. Um, pigs in a blanket, anyone?
10. Best Damage Control: Yes, Miss Utah Marissa Powell totally flubbed her answer about...
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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.
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"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."
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11. Lamest Reveal: On the season premiere of Pretty Little Liars, we immediately learn what's in that trunk: a dead pig. Gross! It's a letdown for those fans who thought it would be a (human) body, but don't worry, sickos, we've got you covered: A later ...
[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.
The last time Royal Pains fans caught up with the HankMed team, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) was getting ready to go under the knife for major surgery.
When the USA series returns for Season 5 on Wednesday (9/8c, USA), the doctor will still be adjusting to being the patient. "It's a new dynamic because it's the first time that Hank has really...
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Picture-perfect locale? Check. Beautiful people who happen to solve crimes? Check. At first glance, USA's new series Graceland seems perfectly in step with the rest of the cable network's famous "blue sky" brand.
But it only takes the first five minutes of the pilot for the drug needles to come out, for a man to get shot, and for viewers to realize that the forecast isn't as sunny as it seems. "It's a little more...