Royal Pains

Royal PainsNetwork: USA Network
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 4, 2009 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty, Campbell Scott, Anastasia Griffith, Dieter Riesle, Ezra Miller, Henry Winkler, James P. Anderson, Meredith Hagner, Christine Ebersole, Rupak Ginn, Bruno Campos, Marcia Gay Harden, Anna George, and Paul Weaver.

TV show description:      
This medical drama is about a doctor who was kicked out of his hospital job because he chose to save the life of a “nobody” instead of a hospital benefactor. He reluctantly goes on vacation to the Hamptons with his brother the accountant. He then falls in to being a concierge doctor. He helps rich people that have too much money to go to the hospital, and also aids those less fortunate.

Hank Lawson (Mark Fuerstein) has everything going for him — a great job and a beautiful fiancee — until the bottom falls out. He loses his job, and consequently the woman he was going to marry, who seemingly only wants a successful doctor. Hank is often referred to as the “Medical MacGyver” as he always finds a way to get it done, no matter what the situation. At first, he resents those he meets in the Hamptons, as they represent the very people that got him fired. But, after living and working amongst them, he starts to understand his new community better.

Hank’s younger brother, Evan Lawson (Paulo Costanzo) is an accountant and the more manipulative of the two. He pushes his brother into accepting this position in the Hamptons because he dreams of the finer things in life. He’d do anything for his brother, including managing his concierge service. He also seems to resent and admire the fact that Hank can get nearly any lady.

Hank can’t do all the medical work on his own and needs an assistant, so he and Evan hire Divya Katdare (Rashma Shetty). She’s always very practical and efficient, but doesn’t really need the job. Her family is extremely wealthy, and they’d rather marry her off in an arranged marriage than have her working. As a result, she keeps the job a secret from them.

The other woman in Hank’s new life is Jill Casey (Jill Flint). She’s a hospital administrator in the Hamptons who knows how to move about the rich and famous to do her job. She also recognizes that the reason there are such things as concierge doctors is because her hospital is so undesirable. She shares the same principles as Hank and makes sure that Hank can help her out whenever he can. The two start a romance, but it gets hairy once her ex returns to town.

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  1. says

    Finally a family show we can all watch together. It shows different views, different likes and dislikes. Please don’t take it off the air. Especially for some dumb reality show, vampire, zombie and others that have been made and remade with different names, Royal pains is in a catoragy of its own. That’s why we like it.

  2. Lisa says

    Love Royal Pains, please keep it on. I’m already hooked to the new season and I’m re-watching the old season on the week on Netflix.

  3. CW says

    It pains me (no pun) when they take a great show and deep six it. Intelligent and great to watch, it almost seems that we have a peek into the casts’ lives and not a tv drama.
    Really wonderful show, great cast GREAT CAST, best ensemble since Friends.

  4. Janet says

    Please do not cancel this show; it’s great!! I was a little unsure about the first few episodes, but grew to love it.

  5. Valerie says

    This shows some medicine but also that we seriously feel for patients and keep feelings in our back pocket until from them. I’d the gift to work with many Hanks.

  6. Mary Agnes Stout says

    Do not cancel Royal Pains. It is the best show on USA network as my other favorites shows was canceled (Necessary Roughness). I do not watch too much television, other than sports, and this is one of the 2-3 shows I watch every week. Please do not cancel Royal Pains.

    Thank you !!!

  7. Loly says

    Love the show although some of it is a little far fetched. If cornea transplants looked as good as the one Charlotte , life would extremely great for cornea surgeons. A little too much , this does not happen in the real world. Only on TV :)

  8. Jim Hoan says

    In last nights episode (7-22=14) Evan, was on the phone ranting about someone approving building codes and was using a lot of acronyms and finished with “OMFG man.” Really! What is the writer thinking. My 11 year old grandson asked what all those letter meant. I will no longer watch this show that has a disrespect for God and the audience.

    • Al says

      Why are u letting you kid watch a USA show after 9 they all swear show butts and talk about things a kid shouldn’t know about. It’s why it’s shown after 9pm. If that bothers you just don’t bother watching the fx channel at all.

  9. Diana says

    All the actors and actresses are great, but I have my favorites. Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Campbell Scott and Henry Winkler make the show worth watching. This is a very good combination, the perfect mix. It’s never focused on just one person. The different personalities, directions in their lives, and the personalities of each character is a great combination. They make you laugh, cry and want to shut a couple of them up. lol Plus the different medical techniques they use are pretty interesting. Hope this series continues for a few more years at least. I’m not a T.V. watcher, but I DO watch this one. Please DON”T CANCEL THE SHOW.

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