USA Network is heading to the Hamptons for its new comedy series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the USA Network has given a series commitment to the new series, Royal Pains.
The network has ordered 11 additional episodes, along with the two-hour pilot, for this series which revolves around an on-call doctor (Mark Feuerstein) who treats the upscale patients in the Hamptons area.
"Royal Pains is our first doctor show," said Jeff Wachtel, executive vp original programming at USA . "And I say 'doctor' rather than 'medical' because 'doctor show' means it's more personal and offbeat, and that fits into our brand. 'Medical show' typically means more of a hospital ensemble."
The network has been seeking such a show to serve as a companion piece for House M.D., which the network acquired the off-network rights to two years ago.
It was said that they're eyeing a summer launch for the series.