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

4 Responses

  1. They renewed it for 16 eps to be screened in 8 ep blocks in Summer 2015 & 16. They announced this June 2015 with the show runner saying they would be giving it a proper ending and would go out on their own terms. Everybody figured out this would be the end, but the network refused to officially say.

    This is what AMC did with Breaking Bad (and got 2 emmys from one long season), Mad Men and Hell on Wheels. Cable networks are want to do this because it keeps fans of the show subscribing for one more year and gives them more time to get a replacement up and running.

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