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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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Jamie October 29, 2014 at 12:50 am

Yes, we need a seventh season!!!!

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Michael Burkhardt October 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm

My wife and I LOVE this show! We have watched every episode (some multiple times!) and the acting and writing are superb. We even went so far as to pay for the whole 6th season on Amazon, as it was not available on Netflix (sorry but we jus discovered this wonderful and smart show late in the game and have binged on it all this late summer and fall). We need at least one more season to wrap things up and see how the Hankmed team manages to run a hospital and still do what they love-seeing and taking care of people!

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Vickie October 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I really enjoy this show. I hope it is brought back.

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Ed Brandt October 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I have watched every episode and continue to find it a refreshing, comedy-drama with good characters and a breath of fresh air from so many harsh and crime-filled dramas on t.v. today.

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CAW October 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Yes I reallyenjoy this series. It is one of the VERY few good shows without all the filthy language. Please don’t cancel it.

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Deann October 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Yes Yes Yes

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Rachel October 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Yes please!

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Aimee Goodman October 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I want a Season 7!!!!!!!

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Carhi October 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Season 7 YES

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caroline October 20, 2014 at 6:12 pm

YES

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Carmen October 20, 2014 at 11:07 am

Just found show and have binged on it. I can’t wait to follow it on USA. Love the characters and it has a bit of everything for everyone. Please don’t cancel.

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