Season three of Royal Pains [USA, Wednesdays, 9/8C] returns, this week, with an episode called Traffic – appropriate not just for a traffic accident and a diagnosis that involves a woman who was stuck in traffic for five hours, but also for the ongoing events in the lives of the show’s main characters.
The second half of Royal Pains [USA, Thursday, 9/8C] has brought big changes into the lives of HankMed’s little family. Hank [Mark Feuerstein] has re-connected with Jill [Jill Flint]; Evan [Paulo Costanzo] has found the love of his life in Paige [Brooke D’Orsay ]; Divya [Reshma Shetty] and Raj’s [Rupak Ginn] wedding is almost upon them, and Eddie [Henry Winkler] is facing the possibility of going to prison. In the second season finale, Listen to the Music, everything comes to a head.
With season two of Royal Pains [USA, Thursdays, 9/8C] underway, things are getting more complicated for Hank, Evan, Eddie, Divya, Jill and Boris. Recently, I took part in a conference call with Dr. Hank Lawson, himself, Mark Feuerstein. He talked about the second season in, perhaps a bit more detail than the USA Network might have liked, but in such a way as to mollify even the most cautious publicists.
If you want the scoop on the complexities of the Lawsons’ familial relationships, or the ongoing chemistry between Hank and Jill, or what Divya’s situation is vis-à-vis Raj and Adam – or if you’re just looking for spoilerish teasers in general, read on.
USA has your Thursday nights covered with all new episodes of Royal Pains at 9/8c and the network’s newest series Fairly Legal at 10/9c. What will happen to HankMed? Will Divya go through with her marriage to Raj? What does Boris have in store for Hank’s father Eddie? Find out when all-new episodes of Royal Pains return at a new time! Royal Pains stars Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Henry Winkler, Campbell Scott and more! Visit the official Royal Pains website at http://www.usanetwork.com/series/royalpains/ for exclusive content and become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/royalpains.
One of the endearing qualities of Royal Pains [Tuesdays, 10/9C] as it begins its second season tomorrow evening is that it’s all about its characters – where many medical shows are about their situations. Tomorrow’s premiere finds HankMed broke; Divya about to face a huge life change; Boris about to encounter health problems and Hank and Evan at loggerheads over the firm’s financial state.
Hank Lawson [Mark Feuerstein] is one of the best emergency doctors in New York City – which usually make him a keeper in one of the biggest hospitals in the city. When he decides to save the life of a neighborhood kid – after making sure an ailing benefactor of the hospital was stable – things go wrong and the rich benefactor dies. The guy’s family gets him blacklisted in every hospital in town so, after much urging from his brother [Paulo Costanzo], the two head off to The Hamptons – where Hank is introduced to the concept of concierge medicine. Thus begins USA’s new medical series with a twist, Royal Pains [USA, Thursdays, 10/9C – following Burn Notice].