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'Royal Pains' Premiere

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 5th 2009 10:30AM
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Summer TV continues to heat up the small screen with USA's new dramedy series 'Royal Pains.' The show stars Mark Feurestein ('Good Morning, Miami') as a down on his luck Manhattan doctor who heads for the Hamptons with his brother, played by Paulo Costanzo. After a few freak accidents, Hank suddenly finds himself with a new life, career and -- most of all -- a new home.

So far critics have been mostly kind to 'Royal Pains,' which airs Thursdays at 10 after 'Burn Notice.' The NY Post called the premiere "perfect, mindless, summer fun," while the Chicago Sun Times said 'Royal Pains' is "just what the doctor ordered for a shameless seasonal fling."Summer TV continues to heat up the small screen with USA's new dramedy series 'Royal Pains.' The show stars Mark Feurestein ('Good Morning, Miami') as a down on his luck Manhattan doctor who heads for the Hamptons with his brother, played by Paulo Costanzo. After a few freak accidents, Hank suddenly finds himself with a new life, career and -- most of all -- a new home.

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    Actor Mark Feuerstein attends the summer kick off party with Hamptons & Gotham Magazine at The Cuervo Platino Penthouse at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York City. Kick Off The Summer with Hamptons & Gotham Magazine The Cuervo Platino Penthouse at Hudson Terrace New York, NY United States May 21, 2009 Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage.com To license this image (57512864), contact WireImage.com

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: Actor Mark Feuerstein and NBC Universal Cable Entertainment President Bonnie Hammer attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bonnie Hammer;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: Actor Mark Feuerstein and NBC Universal Cable Entertainment President Bonnie Hammer attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bonnie Hammer;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: (L-R) Executive Producer Paul Frank, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment President Bonnie Hammer and actor Mark Feuerstein attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paul Frank;Bonnie Hammer;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: Actor Mark Feuerstein and NBC Universal Cable Entertainment President Bonnie Hammer attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bonnie Hammer;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: (L-R) Executive Producer Paul Frank, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment President Bonnie Hammer and actor Mark Feuerstein attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paul Frank;Bonnie Hammer;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: (L-R) Executive Producer Paul Frank, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment President Bonnie Hammer and actor Mark Feuerstein attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paul Frank;Bonnie Hammer;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: Actors Reshma Shetty and Mark Feuerstein attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Reshma Shetty;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: (L-R) Executive producer Paul Frank, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment President Bonnie Hammer and actor Mark Feuerstein attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paul Frank;Bonnie Hammer;Mark Feuerstein

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    NEW YORK - MAY 21: Actors Mark Feuerstein and Paulo Costanzo attend Hamptons and Gotham Magazine's summer celebration with the cast of "Royal Pains" at Hudson Terrace on May 21, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mark Feuerstein;Paulo Costanzo

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Read PopEater's exclusive interview with Paulo Costanzo.

So far critics have been mostly kind to 'Royal Pains,' which airs Thursdays at 10 after 'Burn Notice.' The NY Post called the premiere "perfect, mindless, summer fun," while the Chicago Sun Times said 'Royal Pains' is "just what the doctor ordered for a shameless seasonal fling."

Of course, not everyone was happy. Variety also said the show doesn't amount to "much more than a second-degree "Burn." Ouch.

But we're more interested in what you have to say. Did you watch 'Burn Notice'? If so, what's your official diagnosis? Sound off in our poll.



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