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"Royal Pains" season premiere  by Suzanne
Royal Pains returns on USA Network Thursday, June 3 at 10/9c

The second season of "Royal Pains" is just as good as the first! I saw the season premiere, "Spasticity". It picks up where the finale left off. We get to finally meet their dad. Lots of cool stuff happens, medical and otherwise. There are some great new guest stars, too!

If you found Evan too annoying last season, you should know that they have toned him down quite a bit, so he is not as bad. All of the characters basically stay the same. The big question is whether Divya will stay or not, since she is engaged!

It's a fun, quirky comedy-drama that is great to watch in the summer. You will enjoy it!

Royal Pains photo with info below

USA NETWORK PRESENTS ROYAL PAINS SUMMER SHIRT EXCHANGE
benefiting doctors without borders
EXCHANGE A GENTLY-USED SHIRT FOR A $50 LACOSTE GIFT CARD
The Hamptons' most dedicated Doctor-on-Demand is back for an all-new season of Royal Pains. To celebrate, USA Network and LACOSTE have teamed up to create the Summer Shirt Exchange.
FOR EVERY SHIRT COLLECTED, USA WILL DONATE $10 TO DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.
THURSDAY JUNE 3 8AM-6PM GREELEY SQUARE PARK 32ND AT 6TH AVE NYC
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to persons who are 18 as of 6/3/10. Open 8am ET to 6pm ET on 6/3/10. Gift cards only available while supplies last. Limit 1 gift card per person. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. Gift cards subject to restrictions specified by issuer. For every shirt donated on 6/3/10, USA Network will donate $10 dollars to Doctors Without Borders up to a maximum of $20,000.


 

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USA will premiere the second season of ROYAL PAINS, the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever, on Thursday, June 3 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/8c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming on cable or broadcast.

ROYAL PAINS stars Mark Feuerstein as Hank Lawson who, after becoming blacklisted from the medical community, revives his career as a "doctor for hire" to the rich and famous in the Hamptons. In addition to treating this select group of the East End elite, Hank also caters to the town’s less fortunate by donating his time at the local clinic. He finds himself walking the line between doing well for himself and doing good for others. The show also stars Paulo Costanzo (“Road Trip), Reshma Shetty (“30 Rock”) and Jill Flint (“Gossip Girl”). ROYAL PAINS is executive produced by Andrew Lenchewski ("UC: Undercover") and Michael Rauch ("Love Monkey"), as well as Rich Frank (“Comanche Moon”), Paul Frank (“Comanche Moon”) and Jeff Kwatinetz (“Big Momma’s House”) from Prospect Park. Christine Sacani (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”) and John P. Rogers (“Hide & Seek”) also serve as co-executive producers. ROYAL PAINS films entirely in New York (Long Island and Brooklyn) and at locations around The Hamptons.

Multiple Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor Henry Winkler joins the cast this year in a recurring role as Eddie R. Lawson, Hank and Evan’s father. Campbell Scott ("Six Degrees") returns, as well as Tony-Award-winner Christine Ebersole ("Grey Gardens”). Anastasia Griffith (“Trauma”) and Tony Plana (“Ugly Betty”) will also guest this season.

ROYAL PAINS will provide fans with an interactive experience like no other – offering an insider’s look at the posh life of the affluents who summer in the Hamptons – through usanetwork.com, Facebook and Twitter applications.  The show’s complementary online components will feature highly-immersive games and full episodes streaming; behind-the-scenes interviews with cast, producers and consultants; blogs and videos from the doctor’s perspective; along with engaging trivia and must-have applications that allow fans to adapt the language and style of the Hamptons crowd.  The site will also be the portal to the ROYAL PAINS ‘Hamptons Getaway’ Sweepstakes, which will allow fans the opportunity to win a trip for two to the Hamptons.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 98.5 million U.S. homes.  A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com . Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

Videos:

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Cast Info:

Mark Feuerstein stars as Hank Lawson in the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Feuerstein has worked consistently over the past ten years, receiving critical acclaim for his roles in film, television and theater. He played Isaac Malbin in Ed Zwick’s World War II epic “Defiance” with Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber and was Simon Stein in Curtis Hanson’s “In Her Shoes” with Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz and Shirley Maclaine. Additional film credits include “Abandon,” “What Women Want,” “Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace,” “The Muse,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Woman on Top” and “Practical Magic.” He most recently wrapped production on “Knucklehead” with WWE’s Big Show, set to premiere in November.

Feuerstein also appears regularly on the small screen. He starred opposite Stanley Tucci in the CBS drama “3 lbs,” played Leo in “Once and Again” and Josh in “Sex and the City.” Feuerstein also memorably played young Republican lawyer Cliff Calley in “The West Wing.” Additional television credits include “Caroline in the City,” “Conrad Bloom,” “Fired Up!” and “Good Morning, Miami.”

Feuerstein made his Broadway debut starring in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning play “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” He was on stage for two hours straight in “Some Girls,” written and directed by Neil LaBute at the Geffen Theatre. Feuerstein also played to sold out audiences and garnered amazing reviews for his performance as a Hollywood bottom feeder in Roger Kumble’s dark comedy “Turnaround.” Additionally, his extensive theater resume includes performances in “Twelfth Night,” “Awake & Sing,” “Dark Rapture,” “The Misanthrope,” “Macbeth,” “Three Sisters,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “King Lear.”

Feuerstein is bi-coastal, with residences in both Los Angeles and New York, where he lives with his wife Dana and their children Lila, Frisco and Adelaide.

Paulo Costanzo stars as Evan Lawson in the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c, immediately following the hit series BURN NOTICE. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Costanzo’s career grew rapidly in 2000, when he landed the role of Rubin Carver in the DreamWorks hit college comedy “Road Trip.” This project was soon followed by a supporting role in Miramax Films’ “40 Days and 40 Nights” where he starred opposite Josh Hartnett. He was also seen in “Josie and the Pussycats,” “A Problem with Fear,” and opposite Woody Harrelson and Alicia Silverstone in “Scorched.” In addition to a successful film career, Paulo is also known for his role as Michael on NBC’s “Joey.”

Reshma Shetty stars as Divya Katdare in the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c, immediately following the hit series BURN NOTICE. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Shetty is a graduate of the famed Opera department at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Immediately following graduation, she nabbed the lead role of Priya in A.R. Rahman’s / Andrew Lloyd Webber’s First National tour of “Bombay Dreams” and was asked to appear as Ayah in Broadway’s World AIDS Day Benefit “The Secret Garden.” Additional theatre credits include roles and readings with the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, The New Dramatists, The Playwrights Forum and The Lark Theatre Company. This past spring, Shetty opened to rave reviews in her Off-Broadway debut at The New Group, starring in Ayub Khan-Din’s “Rafta Rafta.”

Shetty has been seen on NBC’s “30 Rock,” and in 2008 made her big screen debut opposite Ally Sheedy and Oscar- nominated Ruby Dee in “Steam.” Shetty is also the face of Dove Moisturizer bar in India.

She resides in New York City.

Jill Flint stars as Jill Casey in the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c, immediately following the hit series BURN NOTICE. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Flint most recently appeared in the feature films “Cadillac Records” with Adrien Brody and “The Women” with Meg Ryan.  She was also recently seen in “How I Got Lost” with Rosemarie DeWitt. Additional film credits include “What Just Happened,” “On Broadway,” “Garden State,” and the upcoming “Fake.”
 
Flint is also a recurring guest star on the hit CW series “Gossip Girl,” and has appeared as a recurring guest star on “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Mercy” “Six Degrees,” “Conviction” and USA’s LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT.

Flint resides in New York City.

Henry Winkler guest stars as Eddie R. Lawson in the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

With a career in Hollywood that has spanned nearly three decades, Winkler has enjoyed success on screens both large and small, as well as on the stage and behind the camera. Born in New York City, he earned his B.A. in drama from Emerson College in Boston, MA and also studied child psychology. Winkler went on to earn his MFA from the prestigious Yale School of Drama. In 1978, his undergraduate alma mater presented him with his Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Winkler is best-known to audiences for his portrayal of The Fonz on the long-running, hit series, “Happy Days.” He and the series were honored by the city of Milwaukee, WI in 2008, with a bronze, life-sized statue of Winkler’s iconic character, which stands on the River Walk. In addition to this role, for which he earned two Golden Globe Awards and three Emmy Award nominations, he has countless television credits to his name. The extensive list includes such series as “NUMB3RS,” ”Arrested Development,” ”King of the Hill,” “The Practice,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Monty,” “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” among many others. The versatile actor has also appeared in television movies such as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” for Hallmark Channel, “The Only Way Out” for ABC, “Truman Capote’s One Christmas” for NBC, and “A Child is Missing” for CBS, to name a few.

Audiences have also enjoyed Winkler’s work on the big screen, with roles in such films as “The Lords of Flatbush;” “Nightshift,” for which he received a Gold Globe Award nomination; Wes Craven’s “Scream;” “Holes,” with Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight; and several movies with his good friend, Adam Sandler, including “The Waterboy,” “Click” and “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.”

As a producer, Winkler has kept busy with both television and feature film projects throughout his career. For the small screen he has produced a wide variety of programs such as “Happy Days 30th Anniversary Reunion” for ABC, “Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork” for CBS, “So Weird” for The Disney Channel, “MacGyver” for ABC and “Happily Ever After” for PBS. Winkler’s producing efforts in feature films include “Young Sherlock Holmes” and “The Sure Thing.” He has also taken his turn behind the lens in the director’s chair for the features “Cop and a Half,” starring Burt Reynolds and “Memories of Me,” with Billy Crystal, Alan King and JoBeth Williams.

Winkler has also spent time treading the boards, having appeared as Captain Hook in the London production of the musical, “Peter Pan,” for three consecutive runs. Stateside, his credits include Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party” at both The Kennedy Center and on Broadway, Arthur Miller’s “Incident at Vichy” at the Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, and “42 Seconds From Broadway,” in New York.

In 2003, Winkler turned his talents to the written page and began writing children’s novels with his partner, Lin Oliver. Published by Penguin Putnam, Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Under-Achiever is a series of 17 books inspired by the actor’s own struggle throughout his education due to his learning challenges. To date, over three million copies have been sold and are now published in Great Britain, and they are no stranger to The New York Times Bestseller List and The Los Angeles Times Book Review.

Also a great humanitarian, Winkler has spent many hours supporting and serving causes close to his heart, including the annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon (co-host); Epilepsy Foundation of America (first National Honorary Chairman); Toys for Tots (National Chairman); National Committee for Arts for the Handicapped, Special Olympics, Los Angeles Music Center’s Very Special Arts Festival, United Friends of the Children (Honorary Chairman), Children’s Action Network (founding member) and numerous teenage alcohol and drug abuse programs. His efforts have been honored by B’nai B’rith (Champion of Youth), United Nations (Peace Prize), Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Support Group Services (Helping Hand Award) and, with his wife Stacey, received the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award from Women in Film. Additionally, he was honored by the French government with the Chevallier de l’Order des Artes et Lettres.

Winkler currently makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey, and their dogs Charlotte and Linus. They have three wonderful children: Jed, Zoë and Max.

Production Info:

Paul Frank is executive producer of the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Frank has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. A seasoned executive with experience on both the creative and business side, Frank has worked as an agent, studio executive, founding partner of a multi-media brand, and an independent producer.

Frank is currently head of television for Prospect Park, a music, television and film management/production company.  In his role, Frank serves as executive producer on all projects and is responsible for the development and production of television series, movies and miniseries.   Frank has numerous projects in development at ABC and TBS.

Prior to joining Prospect Park, Frank ran the television department at The Firm, Hollywood’s most successful talent management company whose clients included Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Martin Scorsese, Amy Adams and Snoop Dogg. Under Frank’s leadership, The Firm’s production arm, Firm TV, produced quality programs such as the 2008 prequel to the popular “Lonesome Dove” series of movies, the CBS miniseries “Comanche Moon” from Pulitzer Prize and Oscar award-winning writer Larry McMurtry.  With Firm TV, Frank also executive produced the television movie for ABC Family, “Campus Confidential.”

Upon graduation from Northwestern University in 1989, Frank started his career as production manager for the powerhouse film marketing boutique Kaleidoscope Films. While there, Frank supervised production and made creative and post-production decisions for over 60 trailers and 200 television spots. In 1991, Frank embarked on a very successful run in the agency business. Starting at Triad Artists, Frank began as an agent trainee and was quickly promoted to TV packaging agent. In December 1992, the venerable William Morris Agency bought Triad, and upon Frank’s move to William Morris, his career quickly took off. Frank carved his niche as a shrewd packager, working primarily in first-run syndication and cable series, as well as network movies and miniseries. Frank put together a broad spectrum of projects, including powerful kid’s franchises such as “Bill Nye The Science Guy” for Disney. He helped launch Storyline Productions (Craig Zadan & Neil Meron) into their still unbelievably successful niche of event movies and miniseries with projects such as “Gypsy” with Bette Midler at CBS and “Cinderella” with Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg for ABC.

In December 1995, after being pursued for some time by MPCA (Motion Picture Corp of America) and its entrepreneurial CEO Brad Krevoy, Frank was intrigued by the new merger of MPCA and Orion. Frank joined the new venture as executive vice president of television and immediately began utilizing properties from the Orion library as a basis for series development. Pilot deals were struck with ABC for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Bull Durham,” and with UPN for “Back To School.”

In 1997, Frank was recruited to help rejuvenate the first-run syndication and cable division at Columbia/Tri-Star, and he came on board as vice president of comedy & drama development. Frank spearheaded the return of “Baywatch” superstar Pamela Anderson to television, overseeing the development and production of the hit series “VIP.” Beyond commercial successes “VIP” and “Sheena,” he also developed several critically acclaimed series, including Showtime’s “Rude Awakening” with Sherilyn Fenn and Lynn Redgrave, and “Strong Medicine” for Lifetime.

Rich Frank is executive producer of the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

With a media and entertainment career spanning nearly four decades, Frank has amassed a diverse and impressive slate of accomplishments. Rich currently provides consulting services for Prospect Park, a talent management and production company focusing on music, film and television that was founded in 2008. Before his association with Prospect Park, Rich merged his brand, advertising and marketing strategy company, Integrated Entertainment Partners (IEP), into The Firm, one of Hollywood’s largest and most successful talent management companies, where he was named Chairman.

Previous to founding IEP in 2003, Rich served as Chairman of C3, a partnership with Comcast Corporation where, among other things, he acquired the E! Entertainment Network.

Prior to that Rich was chairman of Walt Disney Television and Telecommunications, and headed Disney’s syndication arm, Buena Vista. He was the president of Walt Disney Studios for nearly a decade and also oversaw the development of The Disney Channel. Before his tenure at Disney, Rich was president of the Paramount Television Group and of Chris Craft Television, and was also one of the founders of the USA Network, serving on their board. Under Rich’s leadership, television and movie properties such as "Cheers," "Taxi," "Family Ties," "Shogun," "Winds of War," "Entertainment Tonight," "Golden Girls," "Home Improvement," "Ellen," "Regis and Kathie Lee," "Dead Poet’s Society," "Good Morning Vietnam," "Pretty Woman," "Father of the Bride," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King" achieved phenomenal success.

A native of Bayside, New York, Rich graduated from the University of Illinois and began his career in the 1960s at the advertising agency BBDO in New York City. He then moved to Los Angeles as sales manager at KTLA-Channel 5. He also served as president of KCOP-Channel 13 and Chris-Craft Broadcasting.

Rich was president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for an unprecedented six years and a Board Member of the MPAA for eight years. He is presently vice chairman of the American Film Institute (AFI) and he remains active in the Television Academy and its foundation, of which he is a member of the Board of Directors.

Additionally, Rich sits on the Board of two entrepreneurial companies: Hyperfactory, a full-service mobile ideas, media and execution company; and TerraCycle, an eco-friendly consumer goods company.

Rich currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Napa, California, where he devotes himself to Frank Family Vineyards, a highly successful Napa Valley winery he established in the 1990s.

Jeff Kwatinetz is executive producer of the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Kwatinetz is a principal partner of entertainment management and production company Prospect Park, which he founded in December 2008. In an extremely short time, Prospect Park is experiencing rapid success with its three major divisions: Music, Film and Television.

Kwatinetz was previously founder and CEO of one of the largest entertainment management companies in history, The Firm. Kwatinetz founded the company in 1997, operating out of his Malibu apartment with four employees and soon after became the world’s dominant music management company. From inception through late 2008 when The Firm partners elected to dissolve, Kwatinetz was responsible for engineering the careers of world-renowned musicians, actors, writers and directors and producing entertainment content across the recording, motion picture and television sectors.

Kwatinetz and The Firm were the first to manage music clients as “brands” and their roster expanded to well over 30 multi-platinum, platinum and gold artists. Kwatinetz developed campaigns to transform artists such as Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, Korn and Jennifer Lopez into global brands. They discovered and established successful artists with a remarkable consistency in a hit oriented business, over 25 times taking unknown acts to platinum sales levels with a success rate of doing so greater than 80%. Even more remarkable, this was accomplished in an industry with an approximate 5% success rate. Separately, through his work with blue-chip corporations, Kwatinetz generated over $100 million in lucrative sponsorship deals for clients and marketers.

Leveraging this music talent platform, Kwatinetz and The Firm entered into film and television management, started a record label, and went on to become significant producers of television and feature films. They managed the industry’s premier list of actors, directors and writers and went on to produce successful films doing over $500 million worldwide at the box office. The Firm bands sold more than 500 million records worldwide and The Firm clients grossed more than $20 billion at worldwide box offices, had 30 Academy Awards nominations and took home seven Oscars.

Kwatinetz also conceived and was the key architect of one of the music industry’s most historic and successful deals - the 2004 purchase of Warner Music from Time Warner by a private equity consortium led by Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital. The deal quickly resulted in more than a $1 billion profit for investors and The Firm received a $15 million compensation package for Kwatinetz’ M&A work.

Kwatinetz hypothesized that his understanding of entertainment brands and The Firm infrastructure could be leveraged to create success in other arenas of pop culture. Testing this, he acquired and successfully re-launched Pony, a footwear and apparel lifestyle brand popular in the late 70s and early 80s. Under Kwatinetz, Pony achieved an 11x increase in value when the controlling stake was sold three years later.

The Firm helped launch and became a significant equity partner in VMG Partners, a $325 million private equity fund focused on consumer brands.

Kwatinetz’ contributions to the field of media led to an appointment in 2007 as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Northwestern University, to teach a graduate-level course annually entitled, “Developing and Marketing of Entertainment Content.”

Kwatinetz graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1991, and holds both a master’s degree and B.S. in communications from Northwestern University.

Michael Rauch is executive producer of the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Rauch has written, produced and directed numerous projects in both film and television. He created and executive produced the CBS series "Love Monkey" with Tom Cavanagh, Judy Greer, Larenz Tate and Jason Priestley, as well as the ABC Family series "Beautiful People" with Daphne Zuniga and the CW series “Life is Wild.”

Rauch also wrote and directed the independent feature "In The Weeds" for Miramax starring Ellen Pompeo, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Ringwald and Eric Bogosian. He also directed and produced the filmed version of Bogosian’s off-Broadway show for IFC, "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.”

Rauch resides in New York City.

Andrew Lenchewski is the creator and executive producer of the hit USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS, which premieres its second season on Thursday, June 3, 2009 at 10/9c. Paired with BURN NOTICE at 9/10c, the two shows make up one of television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming – on cable OR broadcast! ROYAL PAINS was the best performing freshman year of a cable series ever when it premiered last summer.

Before creating ROYAL PAINS, Lenchewski was chief curator of the Lenchewski Archives, one of Hollywood's biggest private collections of unsold scripts.  He survived years of profound unemployment with the endless support of his loving family.  He proudly graduated from the Communication Studies program at UCLA,

Lenchewski will make his feature film debut in 2010 writing the matrimonial comedy "The Big Question," helmed by "30 Rock" Emmy nominee Michael Engler. He also has writing credits on the award-winning NBC show “UC: Undercover.”

Production Information:

Series premiere date:
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10/9c

Episodes:
18 episodes

Starring:
Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Jill Flint

Recurring Guest Stars:
Henry Winkler, Campbell Scott, Marcia Gay Harden

Executive producers:
Paul Frank, Rich Frank, Jeff Kwatinetz, Andrew Lenchewski, Michael Rauch

Co-executive producers:
Christine Sacani, John P. Rogers

Creators:
Andrew Lenchewski, John P. Rogers

Consulting producers:
Jack Bernstein, Connie Burge, Carol Flint, Jon Sherman,

Staff writers:
Jessica Ball, Simran Baidwan

Story Editor:
Jason Gavin

Series casting:
Bonnie Finnegan, C.S.A. & Steven Jacobs, C.S.A.

Production designer:
Ray Kluga

Director of photography:
David Tuttman

Technical Advisor:
Dr. Irv Danesh

Origination:
New York – Long Island, Brooklyn and The Hamptons

Produced by:
Universal Cable Productions

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