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August 10, 2009 | Marc Siegel
"Royal Pains" USA Network, July 30 Episode: "The Honeymoon's Over" The premise Chuck Sutherland, a famous children's book illustrator, has been admitted to Hamptons Heritage, a hospital on Long Island, for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and a cardiac arrhythmia (in this case, atrial fibrillation, in which the collecting chambers of the heart quiver instead of pump). He is supposed to have surgery but, instead, signs out of the hospital "against medical advice" with prescriptions for the diuretic Lasix, which reduces blood volume, and a calcium channel blocker, which lowers blood pressure and heart rate.
March 6, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Strive as one might for objectivity, certain shows come equipped with viewer expectations. So when Denis Leary announced that USA would be debuting his comedic accompaniment to "Rescue Me," a natural reaction, at least among Leary fans, would have been "Yay. " Then, when the first episode of "Sirens," which premieres Thursday, turned out to be one long (literally and figuratively) penis joke, an equally natural reaction might have been "Gaack. " Which is no doubt why USA sent three episodes for review.
September 18, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES California's Gold: In this new episode Huell Howser tours the Glendale offices of "Classic Arts Showcase," a late-night TV series comprised of video samples from the worlds of ballet, opera, and theater (7:30 p.m. KCET). Survivor: Philippines: This latest installment of the unscripted competition series features a couple of famous names: Lisa Whelchel and former Dodger Jeff Kent (8 p.m. CBS)
August 13, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES America's Got Talent Backstreet Boys perform in this new episode. 9 p.m. NBC MasterChef The top seven chefs must cook T-bone steaks in this new episode. 9 p.m. Fox Franklin & Bash Karp (Reed Diamond) goes before a judicial selection committee, but it may know a little too much about his past.
November 25, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from New York ? Colin Firth, playing a monarch with a debilitating stutter in "The King's Speech," found something unusual happening during shooting: He began experiencing symptoms in parts of his body not associated with speaking. "At the end of some days on set I would get headaches, and a few times I did something weird to the nerves in my left arm and couldn't move it. I still don't know what it was," Firth said of his leading part in the highly anticipated royals drama, which opens in Los Angeles on Friday.
There is something refreshing, in the way that a Popsicle is refreshing, about a summer series set in the summer in a place where people go to summer -- it amplifies the season. "Royal Pains," which takes place in the Hamptons and premieres tonight on USA, begins with that advantage, and for the most part does not squander it.
November 24, 2007
A couple Saturday nights ago the Kings defeated Dallas in stunning fashion, 6-5. Last Saturday afternoon they were lifeless in a 1-0 loss to Phoenix. Leave it to the Kings to go from the "royal rebound" to a royal reality check in less than a week. Ron Reeve Glendora -- Just wanted to tell the Kings that the all-you-can-eat promotion they have introduced this season is an unqualified success. As a result of their lackluster and uninspired play, I am leaving games more fed up with AEG than ever.
June 13, 2010 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If it's summer, it must be time for "Royal Pains." The USA Network show set amid the Hamptons' summertime swarm recently returned for a second season after strong ratings last year. That's in no small part due to the nice-guy appeal of Mark Feuerstein, who plays a concierge doctor with integrity. Your character is a new model for a knight in shining armor, which is a doctor who makes house calls. My theory is that the show is an answer to the failure of our healthcare system to make us feel we're taken care of, to make us feel safe.
June 6, 2009 | Scott Collins
The broadcasters showed up Thursday night, but USA really took the prize. The cable outlet used the Season 3 premiere of its spy caper "Burn Notice" to boost the series launch of "Royal Pains," its new drama about a handsome young doctor (Mark Feuerstein) in the Hamptons. "Burn Notice" delivered its best season premiere ever, with an average of 6 million viewers, according to early data from Nielsen Media Research. That was up 11% compared with the Season 2 launch last July. "Royal Pains" held up well at 10 p.m., with 5.6 million viewers.
July 29, 2009
Today: Television for the week ended Sunday: Top network shows Viewers ages 18-49 1 America's Got Talent (Tues.) NBC, 4.5 million viewers 2 Hell's Kitchen Fox, 4.4 million 3 So You Think You Can Dance (Thurs.) Fox, 3.9 million 4 So You Think You Can Dance (Wed.) Fox, 3.8 million 5 The Big Bang Theory CBS, 3.7 million Top cable shows Total viewers 1 Burn Notice USA, 6.8 million viewers 2 The Closer TNT, 6.6 million 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup ESPN, 6.5 million 4 Royal Pains USA, 6.2 million 5 WWE (10 p.m.)
December 22, 2011
'Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! A Royal Pain in the News' Where: BBC America When: 5 p.m. Friday Rating: Not rated
January 28, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
Bring on Boston? The Lakers made the mistake of tuning out their tune-up game two days before the big one, falling to the lowly Sacramento Kings, 100-95, after a late rally failed to materialize Friday at Staples Center. They were sluggish, they were sloppy, they looked nothing like a team that was ready for a regular-season rematch of the NBA Finals. Boston didn't fare much better Friday, losing to Phoenix, 88-71, though at least the Celtics were on the road against a team with playoff aspirations.
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