The doctor is in — and he’s staying put.
Royal Pains has upgraded Ben Shenkman, who plays Dr. Jeremiah Sacani, to a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The actor joined the USA Network drama in Season 4 as HankMed’s newest MD. His promotion takes effect with Season 5, which premieres this June.
Shenkman’s credits include a recurring role on Drop Dead Diva, as well as Grey’s Anatomy, Damages and Burn Notice.
Summer’s gonna last forever! USA has renewed three of their top warm-weather hits, White Collar, Covert Affairs and Royal Pains.
The two crime dramaseach received a 16-episode order, marking the fifth season for White Collar and the fourth for Covert Affairs.
Royal Pains got a super-sized renewal: The network ordered a fifth and sixth season of the medical drama, each consisting of 13-episodes.
USA has yet to renew Common Law, Burn Notice, Suits, Fairly Legal, Necessary Roughness and Political Animals.
Which show’s renewal are you most excited about?
Will and Kate may have already tied the knot last April, but there’s another royal wedding on the horizon — and you’re invited!
Royal Pains will return this winter with a special two-hour movie featuring the highly anticipated nuptials of Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) and the return of Jill Casey (Jill Flint), TVGuide.com has learned.
Airing Dec. 16 at 9/8c on USA, the movie will, for the first time, show the Hamptons during the wintertime as Evan and Paige prepare to say “I do” complete with bachelor and bachelorette parties that both somehow end up in Las Vegas. In Sin City, someone will take “a big gamble on the future” and Paige must deal with an impending snowstorm threatening to hit the Hamptons on her big day and make her wedding a little too white.
The bumpy road to the altar will also include Jill’s return from Africa as well as the introduction of Hank’s first love (Buffy‘s Emma Caulfield) in flashbacks. The flashbacks will show how his relationships with his past loves and his brother, Evan, got him to where he is today and come just as Dr. Hank (Mark Feuerstein) begins to suffer from his own medical problems.
Will Hank be able to cure his own ailment? Is Jill back in the Hamptons to stay? Will Evan and Paige actually tie the knot? Tune in for Royal Pains‘ special two-hour event, airing on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9/8c on USA.