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Royal Pains: To Be Renewed for Season Seven?

Royal Pains TV show: cancel or season 7?Tonight’s sixth season finale of Royal Pains ends with a cliffhanger. How’s it been doing in the ratings? Will the USA series return for a seventh season or will it be cancelled instead?

Royal Pains follows the continuing adventures of a former ER doctor (Mark Feuerstein) from New York who, along with his younger brother (Paulo Costanzo), runs a concierge doctor business in The Hamptons. The show’s cast includes Reshma Shetty, Brooke D’Orsay, Campbell Scott, and Ben Shenkman.

Year-to-year, Royal Pains is way down in the ratings. Compared to season five’s numbers, season six is down by a whopping 43% in viewership (averaging 2.03 million) and is down 35% in the 18-49 demographic (registering a 0.5 rating).

While those numbers are disturbing — and could certainly lead to the show being cancelled — all of USA Network’s scripted series are struggling and the cable channel theoretically can’t cancel everything.

Of the show’s chances for a renewal, co-creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski told TV Guide, “We’re optimists at heart and we think that the storytelling that we’ve done and the way the show has performed hopefully will earn us a Season 7. We really tried very hard not to let that uncertainty dictate how we wrapped up our stories this season. We really just wanted to tell the best stories we could with the most satisfying conclusions that we could and at the same time, make sure that we left room for new stories to be told if we do get the opportunity to continue.”

What do you think? Are you hoping that Royal Pains returns for season seven — or is it time for the series to be cancelled?


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Juanita Peschel September 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

Please Please Please continue Royal Pains for another season. I just love this show!!!! Looking forward to seeing a NEW season.


Dennis September 21, 2014 at 9:13 pm

I love that show. I sure hope it continues to air.


Wendy Brokaw September 20, 2014 at 11:06 pm

I’ve watched every episode from beginning. Good character evolution and resolution to Paige and Evan’s romance and marriage, fitting reasonably with new characters like her boss now partner and little sis. But the rest is messy and deserves better. Doc there is less sympathetic even with a mushy love life. Divia and baby fair no better with daddy a non-person and her room-mate, increasingly better developed, better become the new dad as befits both their stations. Haven’t seen enough of Henry Winker but he might make more guest appearances to get late life daughter shaped up. She has potential. Nice to see Evan and Hank growing up. This show deserves to go on, but please know we aren’t endlessly patient. You have really interesting characters like Boris and his wife that aren’t adequately developed beyond giving us new scenery in which to create predictable crises. They deserve better, too.


Gloria Valencia September 20, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Please continue Royal Pains! It is such a refreshing and unique show! We need Season 7. Thank you.


Rebecca garrett September 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

royal pains should at least have one more season. Been watching it for a long time. I

enjoy the plot lines and the stars that portray the characters. Stay around. Please.


Kat September 20, 2014 at 1:02 am

Can’t remember why I started but I have enjoyed every single episode. Every one has changed, grown, developed. I really hope to see Season 7. This show is one I look forward to continuing and experiencing all my friends growing into new life paths.


Danimal September 19, 2014 at 10:46 am

Started watching because a friend told me it was good. After a few shows I was hooked. We need one more season at least! Bring it to an ending in season 7 with some closure if its going to get cancelled


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