Royal Pains [USA, Thursdays, 9/8C] returns with an episode called Mulligan. No doubt you’ll be surprised when I tell you there’s a plot arc that involves golf.
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.
ROYAL PAINS is back every Thursday at 10/9c on USA Network! ROYAL PAINS stars Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty and Jill Flint. Season Two welcomes multiple Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor Henry Winkler in a recurring role as Eddie R. Lawson, Hank and Evan’s father. Campbell Scott, Christine also return as guest stars. Marcia Gay Harden, Anastasia Griffith and Tony Plana will also guest this season. Follow Royal Pains on Twitter, Facebook, and the Official Site!
With the June 3rd second season premiere of Royal Pains [USA, Thursdays, 10/9C] fast approaching, series Creator/Executive Producer Andrew Lenchewski and Executive Producer Michael Rauch took part in a teleconference Q&A session to discuss the new season.
The USA Network has put together a line-up of quality summer television over a period of several years until now, adding The Piper Perabo-Christopher Gorham spy series Covert Affairs to a line-up of established hits – Burn Notice, White Collar, In Plain Sight, Psych, Royal Pains and Law & Order: Criminal Intent – gives it the hottest summer programming on television – cable or network. USA’s 2010 summer line-up begins rolling out at the end of March. Details from the press release follow the jump.
The show that’s been the surprise hit of the summer and the one that EM has been on the bandwagon on from the start, Royal Pains has it’s first season finale Thursday night at 10pm. I’m surprised by how much I really enjoyed this show it had a strong first season and I’m looking forward to see what they do with season two. I’m surprised that I like this show as much as I do, since as a general rule I hate Dr. Shows. But all of the characters are pretty unique and it doesn’t focus as much on the medical case of the week. Check out the trailer for the finale. The finale airs Thursday night at 10pm on USA Network.
Mark Feuerstein is Hank Lawson in the new USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres tonight, Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 10/9c, immediately following the hit series BURN NOTICE (at its new time, 9/8c). Recently I had a chance to visit the set of ROYAL PAINS to meet the cast and had the pleasure of chatting with Mark to discus his new role.
EclipseMagazine: So, should we just start with you telling us about your character?
Mark Feuerstein: Sure. That’s an easy way to begin. All right. So, I am playing Hank Lawson. And my character is, at the beginning of the pilot, a doctor in an ER in Brooklyn. And he’s playing hoops with a bunch of neighborhood kids. And one of them drops down.
I guess the conflict of Hank is that he’s somewhat—I mean there’s one thing that you don’t know from the pilot, which is that in his past, his father lost all the family money in the stock market. And they had to downsize from a nice house in maybe Passaic, New Jersey to a little two-bedroom apartment, and so money is fraught for Hank. And so now he’s got to take care of rich people while resenting them too.
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].
Paulo Costanzo is Evan Lawson in the new USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 10/9c, immediately following the hit series BURN NOTICE (at its new time, 9/8c). Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Paulo to chat about his new show and it was one of the wildest rides I’ve been on in a very long time! Thank you Paulo for making this interview one to remember!
EclipseMagazine: Tell us about your character.
Paulo Costanzo: I play Evan Lawson, who is an accountant, who’s a very colorful, kind of a charming, charismatic, adventurous, slightly over the top brother to Hank Lawson, who kind of likes to take life by the horns. And he’s very opportunistic, but with a good heart. And manages to stick his foot in his mouth most of his life, but somehow also manages to stumble upon success throughout the course of the show.
EM: Jeez! Well, you say he’s over the top, and you clearly get a lot of chances to kind of have really big facial reactions and really big movements. So, like, you have to make sure that you don’t make it—
PC: I like to think of it as just good acting. We don’t say “facial expressions,” we don’t say, because you get to pretend like you’re entertaining. Go on.
EM: No, I just— like, do you have to make sure that you don’t take it too far that the character becomes obnoxious or unreal?
PC: I mean, the beauty of this show, I mean, you would say, like, the tone of it is not— we don’t really get too serious a lot of the time. I mean, enough to actually, like, you know, make it have real stakes and whatnot. Especially in a medical show, you have to, like, you know, really be afraid that someone’s going to die and whatnot. But specifically my character gets more of the physical comedy and more of, like, the comic relief, as it were. But yeah, I try not to actually, like, scream my lines and, like, do somersaults and cartwheels in the middle of things.
EM: That’s for next season.
PC: Yeah, that’s next.