Axed: Royal Pains to end with Season 8
US dramedy about a doctor in the Hamptons will come to a close.
US dramedy Royal Pains will end with its upcoming 8th season.
The final eight-episode run, which was part of a two-season pickup in November 2014, will include the show’s 100th episode as well as special musical episode featuring guest star Cloris Leachman.
“Under the direction of talented showrunners Michael Rauch and Andrew Lenchewski, our entire ensemble cast led by Mark Feuerstein, and amazing crew, Royal Pains took viewers on a remarkable, unforgettable journey for eight wonderful seasons,” NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks president Chris McCumber said.
Created by Andrew Lenchewski, Royal Pains centres on a former ER doctor, Hank (Mark Feuerstein), who loses his hospital job and moves to the Hamptons with his brother, Evan (Paulo Costanzo), to start a concierge medical practice.
The final season will welcome back Campbell Scott, Christine Ebersole and Jill Flint, as well as guest stars including Annie Potts,Teri Polo, Sebastian Roche, Constance Wu and Ana Ortiz.
“It’s with great sadness, but even greater thankfulness, that we prepare for our final summer sunsets as Royal Pains comes to an end. We couldn’t have imagined a more talented and dedicated writers’ room, cast, or crew, and we couldn’t have asked for better partners than USA Network and Universal Cable Productions,” Lenchewski and Rauch said in a joint statement.
Royal Pains has aired in Australia as late night fare on Seven.
Source: Hollywood Reporter