The doctors are out.
Royal Pains‘ upcoming eighth season will be its last, USA Network announced Thursday. The Hamptons-set drama’s eight-episode farewell season will kick off Wednesday, May 18 at 10/9c.
“It’s with great sadness, but even greater thankfulness, that we prepare for our final summer sunsets, as Royal Pains comes to an end,” said exec producer/series creator Andrew Lenchewski and fellow EP Michael Rauch in a statement. “We want to thank our [entire] network and studio family for tirelessly supporting us over eight magical seasons, and more importantly, for giving us the opportunity to complete this series on our own terms. We’ll always have The Hamptons.”
Per USA, Season 8 will find Hank (Mark Feuerstein) grappling with whether his professional fulfillment equals his personal fulfillment, while Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) must examine what family really means to them.
Season 8 will include an episode shot in Hong Kong as well as a musical installment featuring Christine Ebersole and Cloris Leachman. Past guest stars Rupak Ginn (Raj), Jill Flint (Jill) and Bob Gunton (General William Collins) will also drop by.
The cast clearly knew the end was near. How else to explain the elaborately produced, Feuerstein-fronted “wrap” video below? (Also, Feuerstein already has a new gig lined up.) Have a peek at the cast’s super-fun farewell vid and then hit the comments with your Royal Pains eulogies!