Hank treats a hallucinating woman in the Season 1 finale. Elsewhere, Charlie moves in with Jill; Divya and Raj have concerns about their engagement party. Watch & Discuss: Watch Royal Pains Season 1, Episode 12 - Season Finale "Wonderland"
Royal Pains wraps up its rookie season Thursday (10/9c, USA Network ) with "Wonderland," a modern take on an old-fashioned ghost story that takes places in a haunted Hamptons manor. Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) treats the hallucinating Zoe Hill (guest star Alexandra Holden), one of the proprietors of the manor where Divya (Reshma Shetty) is hoping to have her engagement party. As with most of the ailments featured on Royal Pains, Zoe's delusions are not what they at first seem to be. In fact, her fantastical visions serve as nice metaphorical stand-ins for the various deceptions and betrayals that this juicy hour reveals. According to executive producer Michael Rauch, the relationship between Hank and his scheming, smirking brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo) is the emotional core of the show. Never mind the uncanny resemblance of Feuerstein and Costanzo, up until now the Lawsons have enjoyed snappy, charming chemistry, in which good-natured banter and brotherly love was exactly what the doctor ordered. In "Wonderland," however, a questionable business decision by Evan will move the siblings to a darker place, as elements of their troubled past return to haunt them. "Evan is kind of a player," says Costanzo. "You'll notice that he hasn't gotten laid once this whole summer, but at the end of the day, he always comes through for the business... so far," he adds with emphasis. Will Hank's troubles send him running back to Jill (Jill Flint)? "I think it's really premature to know," says Rauch, when asked if Hank and Jill are meant to be. "I think they're great together as characters and actors, but we have so much more story to tell." He says that whether or not the couple reunites, Flint will remain on the show - as will Bruno Campos, who plays Jill's estranged husband Charlie. "We haven't allowed Hank to be in the Hamptons as a single guy," Rauch hints. Indeed, Holden's guest-starring gig is no mere one-off, according to Rauch. Look for the comely caterer to make good on all that flirty eye contact with Hank, as the character will probably recur next season. And with that big party on the horizon, Divya's pesky engagement is on the verge of becoming very official and very public. "Soon enough you'll find out that all these lies she's created aren't something she wants to do, it's something that, because of duty, she's forced to do," teases Shetty. Indeed, she makes a surprising decision about her matrimonial future with Raj - one which may have serious repercussions for HankMed. So what's on tap for Season 2 (which will most likely air next summer)? "I'm calling it 'the endless summer,'" says Rauch of his tentative plan for the second season to pick up immediately following the events of the season finale. According to Feuerstein, a nine-month break in the action would raise questions the writers might not have the time or desire to answer. "There are so many elements that are time-sensitive," he says. "What would Boris' health situation be nine months later? Where would Jill or Evan be nine months later?" Shetty, for one, is already ready for another go at the buttoned-up Divya. "The focus of this season is to get HankMed going, make money and hide the secret from her parents," she says. "Until all that is sorted out, how can she just be herself? Hopefully, that'll all happen and she'll have an affair with a billionaire who lives off the coast of the Seychelles." Hmmm, I bet Boris has a place in the Seychelles... Source Here
* Royal Pains (10/9c USA Network ) Hank's got a lot on his plate in tonight's first-season finale. He worries about the future of HankMed as he considers replacing Divya after she ties the knot. Hank also butts heads with his brother over Evan's financial practices. In the midst of these concerns, he still has a client to treat: a woman suffering hallucinations. Add a dash of romantic woes as Charlie moves in with Jill, and it's a recipe for disaster. * Battle of the High School Musicals: Guys 'N' Divas (8:30/7:30c Showtime ) Forget the glitter, gloss and glamor of Disney's High School Musical franchise. This involving documentary is the down-and-dirty real deal. It's an intriguing chronicle that follows the intense and demanding competition among a trio of secondary schools in southern Indiana, where they attempt to mount productions to qualify for a prestigious summer-theater festival. The film is chock full of aspiring Zacs, Vanessas, Ashleys and Corbins, and the talent is extremely polished. * Project Runway (10/9c Lifetime Television ) Season 6 commenced last week in high style. Not only were there weepy dramas (Johnny was ready to throw in the towel), but actress and tabloid darling Lindsay Lohan was the guest judge. It all got fishy real fast: Contestant Ari Fish got the hook when her outfit was dubbed a "disco soccer ball" by judge Michael Kors, and she became the season's first fashion victim. And then there were 15: The remaining clothiers in this couture club are slated to create a look for a celeb in tonight's challenge. * Bully Beatdown (9:30/8:30c MTV ) Former geeks rejoice! This satisfying series returns for a second season, with more victims of bullying getting sweet revenge by pitting their former tormentors against professional MMA fighters. So-called tough guys get two options: accept the challenge (and the chance to win big bucks if they succeed in the ring) or bow out like cowards. With any luck, this series will make future bullies think twice about picking on the little guy. * Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary (7/6c MSNBC) "Join us...to stand for progress...to go forward until the United States achieves that great goal of practicing what it preaches." From a lofty Barack Obama speech? Nope. Try John F. Kennedy circa 1960. Reported by Chris Matthews, this look at the lives and legacies of Kennedy brothers Jack, Bobby and Ted - who each, in his own way, shaped America, its culture and politics - features archival clips, including Ted's stirring eulogy of Robert, and interviews with Kennedy insiders and scholars. * Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (10/9c Showtime ) Holy cow! What kind of bull has gotten Penn and Teller riled up now? As if The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons haven't vexed and perplexed the Catholic Church hierarchy enough, now these two muckrakers are on a crusade to expose the inner workings of the Vatican. It's the series' seventh-season finale, and there's going to be hell to pay. Do the guys dig deep? Does the Pope wear a tall hat? Source Here
Royal Pains has been a smash summer hit for USA Network - and Reelers also voted it their favorite new summer series in a poll conducted on the site! It's hard to believe that we've already reached the show's first season finale, "Wonderland" airing Thursday, August 27th at 10PM/9c. In this episode: "Hank treats a hallucinating woman in the Season 1 finale. Elsewhere, Charlie moves in with Jill; Divya and Raj have concerns about their engagement party." Watch a Trailer of "Wonderland" here You can also check out some preview images, courtesy of Electric Artists :
The first season of Royal Pains is coming to an end and in celebration of the finale next Thursday at 10/9c the cast and crew produced a music video. Royal Pains proudly presents: THE ROYAL PAINS WRAP RAP by TWO LIVE JEW & THE RP CREW! The Royal Pains Wrap Rap Music Video So what do you think? Are you loving this RP goof or do you think they should stick to their fictional Hank Med doctoring?
While in New York to learn more about Boris' mysterious disease, Hank discovers the Gardner family is attempting to strip him of his medical license. Divya and Evan are faced with a medical emergency on board the yacht of a reclusive millionaire, while Jill tussles with her ex-husband Charlie -- who has returned to work at Hamptons Heritage -- over signing their divorce papers. Watch & Discuss: Watch Royal Pains Season 1, Episode 11 - "Nobody's Perfect"
Take a sneak peek of ]]Royal Pains]] "Nobody's Perfect Episode 11 airing this Thursday August 20 on USA Network (10-11:30 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Royal Pains "Nobody's Perfect" Episode 11 - While in New York to learn more about Boris' mysterious disease, Hank discovers the Gardner family is attempting to strip him of his medical license. Divya and Evan are faced with a medical emergency on board the yacht of a reclusive millionaire, while Jill tussles with her ex-husband Charlie -- who has returned to work at Hamptons Heritage -- over signing their divorce papers. Source Here
When Hank learns Tucker's father has a substance abuse problem, he suggests a visit to rehab. But Tucker's father prefers to clean up through an Ultra Rapid Detox program, a risky method that Hank objects to. Meanwhile, Evan tries to drum up business with a local nightclub owner -- which leads to a misunderstanding with an employee that Evan and Divya have to clear up. Hank and Jill attempt to contact Boris, who has fled to New York. Airing this Thursday August 13 on USA Network (10-11:30 p.m. ET). Watch & Discuss: Watch Royal Pains: Episode 10 - "Am I Blue"
When Hank learns Tucker's father has a substance abuse problem, he suggests a visit to rehab. But Tucker's father prefers to clean up through an Ultra Rapid Detox program, a risky method that Hank objects to. Meanwhile, Evan tries to drum up business with a local nightclub owner -- which leads to a misunderstanding with an employee that Evan and Divya have to clear up. Hank and Jill attempt to contact Boris, who has fled to New York. Airing this Thursday August 13 on USA Network (10-11:30 p.m. ET). Source and Pics If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now
* Royal Pains (10/9c USA Network ) Hank has his hands full tonight with Tucker's not-so-cooperative dad (played by Andrew McCarthy), who attempts to kick his drug-and-alcohol problem by undergoing a rapid detox program. Hank thinks it's too extreme, but, unfortunately, Marshall Bryant isn't used to hearing the word "no." Elsewhere, Evan's attempts to drum up business at a nightclub don't go quite as planned, forcing him to work with Divya to settle a misunderstanding with an employee. - Brie Hearn * The Real Housewives of Atlanta (10/9c Bravo ) It's not so peachy in Georgia after all. Sheree, NeNe and Kim's reconciliation meeting doesn't go quite as planned, and the fallout from that conclave is revealed tonight. Meanwhile, Kim freaks out. She weaves through the episode, celebrating her line of wigs by throwing a bash. Also on the bill: Lisa plans to start a clothing line; Kandi faces the music by meeting with singer Tionne T-Boz Watkins, of TLC fame; and Sheree has a bash at her new home. - Dean Maurer * Bones (8/7c Fox) Booth and Brennan may have spent the last few seasons lying on Sweets' psychiatric couch, so to speak, but in this episode from April, they get a visit from their old therapist, Dr. Gordon Wyatt (Stephen Fry). Wyatt helps Sweets with a book he's writing on our intrepid crime solvers, and he also pitches in when the team investigates a gruesome discovery in the death-metal music scene. - Joe Friedrich Source Here