Season two of USA's Royal Pains, a television series about a concierge doctor in the Hamptons, resumes on Thursday night, January 20 at 9/8c. Due to its popularity (best performance by a cable show in its freshman year, ever!), Royal Pains will now be the lead-in for the new USA series, Fairly Legal.
The last episode of Royal Pains that aired ended on a cliffhanger which involved Hank and Evan's father Eddie R. Lawson (Henry Winkler) suffering a heart attack after his sons discovered some startling secrets. In the January 20 episode, we learn Eddie's fate and are treated to a guest appearance by Tom Cavanaugh.
As part of a conference call, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Executive Producers of Royal Pains, Andrew Lenchewski and Michael Rauch. They opened up on working on Royal Pains and what is coming up later this season.
Was it difficult writing Season 2 in two parts?
We needed a lot of foresight in the writer's room and a lot of stamina in production. It was very satisfying to get 18 episodes this season and see how much we could deliver. However we did have to create two arcs with two cliffhangers.
With the plot of Divya getting married and moving away, is it possible that she is leaving the show?
We can't answer that but we can say that she is a very important part of the show and this plot will take us up to the second season finale. It would be a loss to the show if we didn't see her anymore.
With musical episodes becoming all the rage, would you ever consider doing one on Royal Pains?
Yes! We actually spoke about this before they became a current trend and would love to do it if the network would allow it.
Will Hank get any further in helping Boris with his illness this season?
We are not going to be dealing with Boris's illness as much bu Marissa's pregnancy will be very important.