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Royal Pains
Royal Pains Title.JPG
Royal Pains intertitle
Genre Medical drama
Comedy-drama
Created by Andrew Lenchewski
John P. Rogers
Starring Mark Feuerstein
Paulo Costanzo
Jill Flint
Reshma Shetty
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Paul Frank
Rich Frank
Jeff Kwatinetz
Michael Rauch
Location(s) Long Island, New York
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 42 minutes
Production company(s) Universal Cable Productions
Broadcast
Original channel United States:
USA Network
Canada:
Citytv
Australia:
Channel Seven
Original run June 4, 2009 – Present
Status Renewed for second season
External links
Official website
.Royal Pains is a USA cable network television series starring Mark Feuerstein about a young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous.^ "Royal Pains" centers on young doctor Hank Lawson who seems to have it all...
  • Mark Feuerstein Boards USA's Royal Pains - ComingSoon.net 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.comingsoon.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Paulo Costanzo and Mark Feuerstein play brothers in USA's new "Royal Pains."
  • 'Royal Pains,' 'Burn Notice' reviews - Sepinwall on TV | New Jersey Entertainment - TV & Film - - NJ.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bush's wink becomes a royal pain .
  • Bush's wink becomes a royal pain 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.seattlepi.com [Source type: News]

.When the administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town's less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others.^ When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the towns less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others.
  • Blog Hamptons - Royal Pains Summer Tote Giveaway! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC bloghamptons.com [Source type: General]

^ When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town's less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others.
  • Royal Pains Season 1 DVD Boxset 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dvdsetshop.com [Source type: General]
  • Royal Pains Season 1 DVD Boxset 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.cartoon77.com [Source type: General]

^ When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town's less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others."

.The series is based in part on actual concierge medicine practices of independent doctors and companies like Direct Care Group, MDVIP, MD_Squared and others.^ The third reason for the attention is the ongoing debate over the nation's insurance-based health care system, which concierge doctors have escaped.
  • Concierge doctors: Real deal behind hit drama 'Royal Pains' - USATODAY.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ Like a nostalgic picture of medicine practiced in small town America 50 years ago?
  • Royal Pains - Concierge Medicine Gets the Hollywood Treatment - Healthcare Shopper Blog 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.healthcareshopper.com [Source type: News]
  • Royal - Blog Toplist 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

^ The doctor is convinced that USA Network's Royal Pains is at least partly based on his practice, in which he specializes in travel medicine, making house calls to luxury lodgings, and the health care of wealthy people and celebrities.
  • Concierge doctors: Real deal behind hit drama 'Royal Pains' - USATODAY.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

.The pilot was filmed on location on Long Island, New York in spring and fall of 2008.[1] The Hollywood Reporter reported on January 5 that the series was picked up for a 12-episode season.^ Royal Pains season 1 episode 12 .
  • Royal Pains | Ardhindie.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.ardhindie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This new season on ' Royal Pains ' will pick up where we left off.
  • Royal Pains - News, photos, topics, and quotes 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elsewhere, TLC has picked up its new series "Cake Boss" for a second season.
  • 'Burn Notice' and 'Royal Pains' will be back - From Inside the Box - Zap2it 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC blog.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2] The theme song is "Independence" by the Danish band The Blue Van. .On July 28, 2009, it was renewed for a second season consisting of 16 episodes beginning in Summer 2010. [3][4] The pilot was directed by Jace Alexander, who also filmed the pilot of Burn Notice, another USA show, which airs in the hour before Royal Pains.^ And best of all the show has done so well this summer that the network has renewed it for a second season.
  • Royal Pains : NiceGirlsTV.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC nicegirlstv.com [Source type: General]

^ The pilot's helmer, Jace Alexander, will stay on as directing producer.

^ Just read Royal Pains second season will be expanded to 18 episodes.
  • Royal Pains - USA TV Show - Royal Pains Cast, Spoilers 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.poptower.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Andrew Lenchewski wrote the pilot and Rich and Paul Frank executive produced the project, with Lenchewski co-executive producing and John Rogers producing.^ Royal Pains is executive produced by Rich Frank, Paul Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz from Prospect Park and written and co-executive produced by Andrew Lenchewski.
  • USA Picks Up 'Royal Pains' - 2009-01-06 14:31:00 | Broadcasting & Cable 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.broadcastingcable.com [Source type: General]

^ Created by Andrew Lenchewski and John P. Rogers; directed by Jace Alexander; written by Mr. Lenchewski; Paul Frank, Rich Frank, Jeff Kwatinetz and Michael Rauch, executive producers; Mr. Lenchewski and Mr. Rogers, co-executive producers; Mr. Alexander, directing producer.
  • Television Review - 'Royal Pains' ; 'The Listener' - On NBC and USA, Reading Minds and Healing Millionaires - NYTimes.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Executive producers, Paul Frank, Rich Frank, Jeff Kwatinetz, Michael Rauch; co-executive producers, Andrew Lenchewski, Jace Alexander, John P. Rogers; producer, Christine Sacani; director, Alexander; writer, Lenchewski; story by John P. Rogers, Lenchewski.
  • Royal Pains Review - TV Show Reviews - Analysis Of Royal Pains The TV Series 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Cast & characters

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  • Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein): The protagonist.^ Posted on May 29th, 2009 11:47 AM by M.L. House Show: Royal Pains, Tag: Spoilers Starring Mark Feuerstein ( The West Wing ) and Paulo Costanzo ( Road Trip ), Royal Pains premieres next week on USA. .
    • Royal Pains - TV Fanatic 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Royal Pains - USA 10/9c “Crazy Love” – Hank tends to an accident victim with serious injuries that aren’t readily apparent.
    • Royal Pains : NiceGirlsTV.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC nicegirlstv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ JJ // 6/05/2009 I loved ROYAL PAINS and hope it's a hit for USA. I want to see more of the characters and love the Hamptons setting.

    .Formerly a successful New York emergency room doctor, he was dismissed in a malpractice suit.^ The show is about a New York City doctor, Hank Lawson, who loses it all after a principled decision in the emergency room in which he saves the life of a complete stranger at the cost of life of an elderly billion dollar hospital trustee.
    • Royal Pains TV Show:Royal Pains USA Network 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC tv.spreadit.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The premise is that Hank, an excellent emergency room doctor, ends up employed as a concierge doctor in the Hamptons.
    • Amazon.com: Royal Pains: Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot": Video On Demand 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sitting in the emergency room for five hours waiting for a doctor, we would turn to each other, going to a private school in New York like good, superficial children, saying, What do rich people do when they get hurt?
    • PopEntertainment.com: Mark Feuerstein interview about 'Royal Pains.' 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When he saves someone's life, he takes up doctoring in the Hamptons.^ Channels Drama Description When up-and-coming New York doctor Hank Lawson loses everything fighting for the life of a patient, he escapes to the Hamptons with his younger brother Evan.
    • Royal Pains - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free - Hulu 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.hulu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The show is based around a doctor that gets blackballed by the hospital community and ends up working as the MacGyver of the medical world in the Hamptons.
    • Royal Pains - TV Fanatic 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The premise is that Hank, an excellent emergency room doctor, ends up employed as a concierge doctor in the Hamptons.
    • Amazon.com: Royal Pains: Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot": Video On Demand 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He often serves wealthy clientele, but also those in need of a good doctor.
  • Evan R. Lawson (Paulo Costanzo): Hank's younger brother.^ Enter Hank’s brother Evan ( Paulo Costanzo ).

    ^ His younger brother, played by Paulo Costanzo, is perhaps even better.
    • Royal pains and extra extras :: Grant McCracken 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC cultureby.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The real relationship fans love is between Hank and his brother, Evan (Paulo Costanzo).
    • Royal Pains: Could Hank Cross Over to Burn Notice? - E! Online 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.eonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He is an accountant and CFO of HankMed. .He is usually involved in subplots where he does something stupid or embarrassing.
  • Jill Casey (Jill Flint): Hank's romantic interest and an administrator at the local hospital.^ The series also stars Jill Flint as Jill Casey, administrator at the local hospital and on-again/off-again love interest to Hank.
    • Royal Pains : NiceGirlsTV.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC nicegirlstv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lawson develops chemistry with an attractive hospital administrator (Jill Flint).
    • 'Royal Pains' could be just what the concierge doctor ordered - USATODAY.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

    ^ But with the support of down-to-earth local hospital administrator Dr. Jill Casey (Jill Flint), Hank tries to remain true to himself.

    .She repeatedly flirts with Hank, though their relationship becomes awkward, especially after her previously-separated husband Charlie returns.
  • Divya Katdare (Reshma Shetty): Hank's Physician Assistant.^ As for Reshma Shetty, she has plans of her own for Divya.
    • Royal Pains - TV Fanatic 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His brother Evan and physician's assistant Divya (Reshma Shetty) attempt to pull him in the right direction, for their own motives as well as Hank's well-being, but it is a local hospital administrator Jill that ends up with the most influence over Hank.
    • Review: Royal Pains Pilot from USA Network « TVOvermind 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.tvovermind.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He also meets the local, and of course very cute, doctor (Jill Flint) who wants to help him and Divya Katdare (Reshma Shetty) who wants to work for him.
    • Checking in on 'Royal Pains' - TV Gal - Zap2it 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC blog.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    She joins the team early and is invaluable to Hank. However, she initially had to keep her medical practice a secret from her parents.

Episodes

Location

Principal production of the show's pilot occurred in the Hamptons. .However, other locations throughout Long Island were used, with Oheka Castle being the most prominent.^ Plus since it's set in the Hamptons -- that's Long Island -- Henry can use his completely authentic New York accent.
  • Royal Pains - News, photos, topics, and quotes 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just as with Burn Notice for Miami, this show is filmed on-location in the Long Island / Hamptons area.
  • Royal Pains - Television Tropes & Idioms 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Although actually located 60 miles to the west, in Huntington, Oheka served as the fictional Hamptons home of Boris, the German nobleman who offers his guest house to Hank and Evan.^ Pains” follows Hank, a doctor for hire in the Hamptons, where he treats the rich and famous in the privacy of their homes while attempting some pro bono work on the side.
  • Media Life Magazine - For 'Royal Pains,' a fitting summer's end 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.medialifemagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ With his invaluable physician’s assistant Divya Katdare ( Reshma Shetty ) on hand and his brother Evan, who is a certified public accountant, along for the ride, Hank Med is up and running in the Hamptons.
  • Royal Pains : NiceGirlsTV.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC nicegirlstv.com [Source type: General]

^ Now, with the help of Evan and an ambitious physician assistant, Hank is once again helping those in need and reinventing himself as the Hamptons' hottest new doctor-on-demand.
  • Royal Pains - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free - Hulu 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.hulu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In later episodes, exterior and aerial shots of Oheka are used to introduce scenes in the guest house.
.In one episode, a Long Beach drive-thru convenience store, Dairy Barn, was used as a fictional hot dog stand; a sign can be seen in the opening of that scene.^ Fiction Books Childrens Books eBook Store Medical Books Business Books Used Books Cookbooks Learning Toys B&N Services .
  • A Royal Pain (Royal Spyness Series #2), Royal Spyness Series, Rhys Bowen, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]
  • A Royal Pain (Royal Spyness Series #2), Royal Spyness Series, Rhys Bowen, Download - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

Also, several scenes were shot on the bay side of Point Lookout. .Other places used as fictional Hamptons locations include Northport Village in the Town of Huntington, Old Westbury Gardens, Freeport's Nautical Mile, Caumsett State Historic Park[4] and Oyster Bay Town Hall, which was transformed into the entrance of the Hamptons Heritage Hospital emergency room.^ After discussing the issue with a newfound friend, the Hampton Heritage Hospital administrator Jill Casey, Hank takes up the job.
  • Royal Pains - Television Tropes & Idioms 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Bonus points for Hank getting an emergency call for medical care from the Hamptons Heritage Hospital where he found his newest client.
  • Royal Pains: Pilot (series premiere) - TV Squad 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.tvsquad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The premise is that Hank, an excellent emergency room doctor, ends up employed as a concierge doctor in the Hamptons.
  • Amazon.com: Royal Pains: Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot": Video On Demand 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Catalina Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, New York was transformed for the pilot episode into the fictional Hampt Inn, the hotel Hank and Evan stayed in upon their arrival in the Hamptons.^ And Evan gets into trouble, with Hank.
  • Royal Pains FanFiction Archive - FanFiction.Net 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.fanfiction.net [Source type: General]

^ Channels Drama Description When up-and-coming New York doctor Hank Lawson loses everything fighting for the life of a patient, he escapes to the Hamptons with his younger brother Evan.
  • Royal Pains - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free - Hulu 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.hulu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wallowing in self-pity, Hank is scooped up by his hyperactive brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and whisked away for a weekend in the Hamptons.
  • TV Review: Royal Pains - HitFix.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.hitfix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Reception

.Royal Pains has become one of the highest rated shows on cable.^ Rookie becoming a Royal pain for DBs .
  • Rookie becoming a Royal pain for DBs - The Denver Post 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.denverpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Review: This is one royal treatment that's not a royal pain .
  • Review: This is one royal treatment that's not a royal pain - TwinCities.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.twincities.com [Source type: News]

^ Royal Pains  centers on a young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous.
  • Royal Pains Season 1 DVD Boxset 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dvdsetshop.com [Source type: General]

.[5] The series premiere was watched by 5.57 million viewers, the highest series premiere for the USA Network since Psych in 2006.[6][7] With episodes two and three watched by 5.59 million viewers and 6.5 million, respectively, it was the first show in five years to have viewership increase from week two to week three.^ The July 23 episode drew a series high 6.8 million viewers.
  • USA renews 'Burn Notice,' 'Royal Pains' - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Watched the first episode.
  • Giveaway — USA Network: Royal Pains - Movies, Reviews and More. 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.screenhead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tonight USA Network will premiere their new series, Royal Pains .
  • “Royal Pains” Giveaway : NiceGirlsTV.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC nicegirlstv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8] [5]

DVD releases

.Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the first season of Royal Pains on May 25, 2010. Episodes are also available on iTunes.^ Copyright:  2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment .
  • From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: USA Network's Most-Watched First Season of an Original Series Ever! 'Royal Pains': Season 1 - news from Boston.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC finance.boston.com [Source type: News]

^ Really looking forward to the rest of the first season of Royal Pains.
  • Royal Pains: Could Hank Cross Over to Burn Notice? - E! Online 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.eonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OVERVIEW: Get swept away with the Hampton's newest doctor-on-demand when "Royal Pains" Season 1 debuts on DVD May 25, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
  • From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: USA Network's Most-Watched First Season of an Original Series Ever! 'Royal Pains': Season 1 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: News]
  • From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: USA Network's Most-Watched First Season of an Original Series Ever! 'Royal Pains': Season 1 - news from Boston.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC finance.boston.com [Source type: News]

Title Region 1 Region 4 Bonus Features
Season One May 25, 2010[9] TBA Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Commentary, Paulo's Video Blogs, Dr. Irv Danesh: The Real Doctor of Royal Pains, High Top Fade Out (Psych, episode 4.07)[10]

International distribution

Country / Region Network(s) Series Premiere Timeslot
 Australia Channel Seven 1 February 2010 Sunday 11:00pm
 Brazil Sony Entertainment Television 21 February 2010 Sunday 8:00pm
 Greece Star Channel 13 March 2010 Saturday 5:15pm

References

External links


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