The end game is in place for a comedic drama series with the news that one more season will be it for USA Network’s “Royal Pains.”
Variety reports that the cable network has rolled out plans for the show’s eighth and final season, which will premiere Wednesday, May 18, at 10 p.m.
The medical series, which premiered in June 2009, stars Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D’Orsay, Ben Shenkman and Campbell Scott. The final season will include a musical episode guest-starring Cloris Leachman and Christine Eversole, along with an expedition to Hong Kong, Variety reports.
Said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal: “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. While summer in the Hamptons may never be the same, this last season promises to be an epic ride.”
Other guest stars on tap for season eight include Annie Potts, Teri Polo and Hal Linden.