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USA Network will launch the 75-minute limited commercial premiere of Royal Pains, the network's newest original scripted series, on Thursday, June 4 at 10/9c immediately following the Season 3 premiere of Burn Notice at its new timeslot 9/8c.

ROYAL PAINS stars Mark Feuerstein as Hank Lawson, a young E.R. doctor who, after being wrongly blamed for a patient's death, moves to the Hamptons and becomes the reluctant "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous. When the attractive administrator of the local hospital asks him to treat the town's less fortunate, he finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others. The series also stars Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint and Reshma Shetty.

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One Grand Prize Winner will win:

A perfect bag is a perfect prescription for fun! Filled with all the essentials for a lazy summer weekend, the ROYAL PAINS SUMMER TOTE is just what the Hamptons ordered! The summer tote (pictured above) includes:

*Canon Powershot Camera

*First Aid Kit

*Travel Scrabble

*"Cure Your Royal Pains" T-Shirt

*Prescription "Candy" Bottle

*Hamptons Magazine

*Oversized Beach Blanket

*Royal Pains Red Band-Aid Box with Custom Band-Aids

*The Hamptons Dictionary

*Tate's Cookie Carton

*Kiehl's Summer Lotions Kit

*Playing Cards

*Inflatable Inner Tube

To enter to win, comment on this post describing why you're excited to watch Royal Pains, or post-premiere Thursday June 4th, what you're most looking forward to about the series for its 1st season!

The winner will be selected and notified via e-mail on Monday, June 22nd. Sorry, but U.S. entrants only can be selected as the winner.

Giveaway and photos courtesy of Electric Artists, Inc.


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Jun 1, 2009 8:20PM EDT

I love "doctor shows", and I'm looking forward to seeing this show, to see if Lawson finds the balance between helping himself, and helping others. I'd also love all the goodies in the giveaway. ;)

Jun 1, 2009 9:18PM EDT

I totally loved Mark Feuerstein in Good Morning, Miami and was deeply disappointed to see the show canceled. I know Royal Pains has a better chance of surviving because it's on USA Network, the most Rockin Network on cable. Can't wait til Thursday!

Jun 2, 2009 2:41PM EDT

I enjoy most USA programming and their high standard of product and i've loved watching Scrubs and House before so this should be a good compliment to the previous two shows not to mention it's premeiring after the best summer series of the last couple years. I think these two shows can compete with the likes of USA's incredible lineup of Monk and Psych on Sundays this fall

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Jun 2, 2009 5:27PM EDT

Okay... So imagine this: I'm young, and still going to school. Not only do I find a show that fits the needs of a growing mind, but the show also delivers on the fact that I want to grow up to be a surgeon! I am totally in love with the show already! This show has all the things that I look for in a show:1) Some kind of drama that reels me in (expert surgeon-turned-unemployed fits the bill)2) At some points, it must be comical (who likes a 100% serious show.. all it does is bore)3) Has to be somewhat medical (see above statements)4) and finally, it has to have an excellent pilot show.
And from the looks of it, this pilot show is going to not only deliver, but bring with it tons of shows that I can follow every week!

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Jun 3, 2009 12:45AM EDT

I *heart* medical shows, especially one's filled with humor. This looks like a fresh look at doctors, and cute brother's to boot :) Have loved Mark Feuerstein for many years and am excited to see him on the small screen again. This is just what I need to spice up my hot summer nights...Thanx USA!

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Jun 3, 2009 10:41AM EDT

This looks to be a definite new take on the medical drama. I see it as a sort of fusion of House/ER/Scrubs and the OC, but only in NY (Hamptons). Since most of the other medical dramas are getting old, I'm extremely interested in seeing something with some fresh new ideas and fresh actors.As always, I welcome meaningful shows that attempt to demonstrate the critical choices that people (in this case doctors) must make; i.e. in this case the siren call of the dollar $ign and the less glamorous job of helping the less fortunate. I am sincerely hoping they will pull off a great show because I am really looking forward to making this a favorite!

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Jun 3, 2009 9:53PM EDT

I enjoy watching several series on USA Network, and this one looks great as well. A nice summer setting for a summer series. I'll be looking for humor mixed with some dramatic moments and hope this is a nice, light show that won't take itself too seriously. Can't wait!

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Jun 4, 2009 7:22AM EDT

T he last fe years, USA netowrk has had some fantastic shows. I love the Hamptons and can't wait until this show comes on. A much needed show. Move over Miami Vice, move over CIS, lets go to a smaller town/area.

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Jun 6, 2009 10:09PM EDT

After watching the pilot episode of Royal Pains, I can't help but chuckle at the irony surrounding Hank Lawson (otherwise known as the "it" doctor at the Hamptons). He gets fired by letting an opulent hospital donor die through sheer bad luck and instead chooses to save a basketball player, which causes him to get black listed at every hospital and law suits up to his chin (oh yeah not to mention his cancelled wedding). The irony? He ends up getting hired by the wealthiest social elites of the Hamptons (a guy name Boris to be exact), who refer to the local hospital as a taco stand. Purely comic genius. Then who's the comic relief? His brother, who only pursues female models and money. While Hank is the moral fiber of the show, his brother is the flippant and money-obsessed opportunist aka the sprinkle on the honey nut toast crunch. Mixed together, these two are the perfect foils of each other. Where does Hank's love interest come to play? Simple. The local hospital's administrator. The dilemma centers on the internal turmoil of Hank's character--to save lives for self satisfication or to save lives with monetary benefits. This "doctor-for-hire" is not only good-looking, but also very witty and the antics he goes through only ensures the show's future success coupled with light-hearted laughs. Although this show does fall under the category as a DOCMEDY (doctor comedy), there is no short of suspense, anticipation, and drama. With patients who nearly die from hemophilia and a "newparts" royalty (figuratively speaking), Royal pains is just what the Doctor prescribes to counter the boring Thursday nights. The chemistry between Hank and his love interest is sizzling, while the humorous patients and their different diagnosis provides substance to the show. This unconventional doctor is a heart throb and I can't wait to see this doc-romance to unfold. In addition, his brother is outlandish and kind of quirky. I can't wait to hear what one liners he has in store. PA assistant is a mystery.. maybe she might have a story arc- I hope she isn't just a one dimensional medical tool. In short, Royal Pains is a must watch for Hank (the Fabio), his brother (the underdog), and the Hampton clients (who have out-of-this-world medical needs).

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Jun 7, 2009 4:49AM EDT

Witty, sarcastic, and absolutely enjoyable, Royal Pains transcends the stereotypical medical series with their concept alone. Having a doctor-for-hire is a new take on the fast paced heartpounding doctor shows, breaking out of the static trend of diagnosing patients in hospitals. Instead, Royal Pains sets itself away from the pack, having the doctor travel anywhere and everywhere in the Hamptons. The idea of having a concierge doctor is new and refreshingly unique, which catapults this series in the forefront of reforming doctor shows. Hank Lawson's likability translates on screen, having the audience relate to him on a down-to-earth basis. Mark Feuerstein's ability to convey his character's sincerity in his practice draws my attention to the show. His overall charisma as well as his believability makes the humor and wit even more pleasing to the ear. I am looking forward to the diagnosis of each new case and the solution to the moral dilemma stirring within Hank. In addition, I am hoping to see the blossoming of the relationship between Hank and his love interest, played by actress Jill Flint. With intriguing story lines supplied by the outlandish social elite, Royal Pains is a breathe of fresh air. Reshma Shetty's character Divya might be a potential lover for the lonesome doctor. Subsequently, I am absolutely hooked on this series since you never know what scandals Hank might get into. Oh yeah, I wonder where the bar of gold comes to play in the next episode..

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Jun 7, 2009 11:41AM EDT

I'd like to add more to my previous post, now that I've seen the show.
Two words: absolute favorite.I love the one liners in the show (i.e. "Note to self: become a doctor"). They really make me smile and laugh.I also really like the moral struggle that Hank is facing. I completely sympathize.In fact, I see this as a completely new take on the medical drama, which makes Royal Pains doubly great.In addition, I like the locale changes. Unlike other shows (i.e. House) where the locale is in the same hospital, here Hank has to deal with situations MacGyver style (with ball point pens, etc) which makes the show even better.
I really really like this show and have told all my friends... Can't wait for next week!

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Jun 8, 2009 11:34PM EDT

Personally, I think there is more to this series than what one may superficially glance over. Although this series is quite humorous, the underlying morality and ethics of medicine does come into play. For instance, the question of saving lives, in reality, does fall short of the idealized notion. The sad truth is priority and money come to play in the real world . Royal Pains tastefully tackles this dilemma in a clever way by having Hank get fired for letting an opulent patient donor die and hired by the same wealthy elite that caused him to get fired in the first place. I feel that underneath the comic facade, Royal pains emphasizes the superficiality of the world. It isn't the cookie-cutter shape that everyone envisions it to be. Hank gets hurdled many obstacles and although he establishes himself in the Hamptons, he encounters many dark aspects of medicine. When the Boris's old doctor mis-diagnosis the model by assuming the she had an overdose of cocaine, the series branched out into another aspect by highlighting the cynicism of many doctors who assume the worst of people. Hank, on the other hand, believes in the best of people, which may or may not serve to be his ultimate weakness. His modesty and honesty serve as honorable qualities. The way he actively tries to aid people capitalizes on the selflessness of the selective few in the world. Royal Pains may be a comedy, but it merits itself upon the nuances of life.

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Jun 9, 2009 3:19PM EDT

I've watched the premier a few times and enjoyed the concept. Take a well-intentioned doctor and throw him in the least likely place you'd think to find a well-intentioned person and see what good he can do. It helps tremendously that nothing is taking very seriously other than the attempts to save a person's life.
The aptly titled side kick brother who operates as the much needed little devil on Hank's shoulder while the rest of the Hamptons bombards him with their personal issues while we watch as he wades through it all, wondering if he'll stay the guy who wasn't focused on saving just the wealthy, but anyone in need of medical attention.
This is a great follow-up to Burn Notice and one I'll be keeping my eyes on for the rest of the summer.

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Jun 9, 2009 11:53PM EDT

I'm excited to watch Royal Pains because it's a new show coming from a network that has provided some really good serious/comedy shows. I like the whole doctor with a heart of gold angle. It's like House except with the McGyverish aspect of Burn Notice. Plus if I don't like the lead guy, his funny little brother will definitely keep me entertained.

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Jun 10, 2009 11:06PM EDT

I really like this show because its kind of like house where the usual suspect isn't what actually happened mixed with a guy doing what he loves to do (save people) and not because of the money. I cant wait to see the next episode! He is very much like McGyver in how he uses every day things (plus some medical equipment) to do outstanding things.

Jun 11, 2009 1:45AM EDT

I can't wait to catch this premiere at 9 for me! I love that it takes place in the Hamptons. The vacation destination for the rich and famous. I would love for Hank Lawson to make a housecall for me! I am eager to see what the previews suggested that Jill exposes her feelings to Hank. I would like to see how their relationship will/will not develop. I am a sucker for love plot lines.

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Jun 14, 2009 8:45PM EDT

need to see this show

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Jun 14, 2009 10:02PM EDT

Sounds like a really great show. Great premise and using the Hamptons as the setting will add lots of visual interest. Love the idea of the contrast between the desire for prosperity/material things and the true reward that comes from helping humanity and making a true and worthy impact.

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Jun 14, 2009 10:48PM EDT

I really like this show ! humorous,drama,Hank Lawson ,anyways so far so good . looking forward to see next weeks :)

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Jun 15, 2009 2:36PM EDT

I have not caught this show yet but I know I will be able to find the reruns and catch up. It looks pretty good and I like the main character.

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Jun 15, 2009 3:53PM EDT

I've always enjoyed Mark Feuerstein, and the premise of the show is a lot fun. Plus it's a great fit for escapist summer viewing!

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Jun 16, 2009 1:00PM EDT

I love the show. It will be interesting to see what type of people these "regular" guys are going to meet. Dr. Lawson is believable! The show will excel and be watched by me regularly!

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Jun 17, 2009 10:45AM EDT

I watched the premiere and it looks like a great show. A refreshing change from the silly shows the big 3 put on in the summer.

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Jun 20, 2009 10:33PM EDT

I totally love Royal Pains. Its the first show of its kind; mixing the serious world of medicine with the cool and savvy life in the Hamptons. The cast is fresh and amazing and the acting of the 'accountant of HankMed' is off the hook!!!

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Jun 21, 2009 11:23AM EDT

really good show. kind of a house spinoff with more nearly naked women on it.

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Jun 21, 2009 10:31PM EDT

I love the new show Royal Pains, and love watching it! It is super nice to have a show that is not "bang bang shoot em up!"

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Jun 22, 2009 9:46PM EDT

I've never heard of this show until now. I'm going to have to check it out!

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Jun 22, 2009 11:53PM EDT

i have to be honest i have never seen this but my hubby loves the show :)

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