Henry Winkler joins "Royal Pains"

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Henry Winkler joining 'Royal Pains'
Actor will have a major recurring role on USA's hit show
By Nellie Andreeva

Hank and Evan's father on "Royal Pains" is not a mystery anymore.

Henry Winkler is joining the breakout USA Network hit in a major
recurring role next season, playing Eddie R. Lawson, the absentee
father to Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan (Paulo Costanzo) Lawson.

In "Royal Pains' " first-season cliffhanger, Hank learned that their
father had taken the majority of the funds of his and Evan's company

In the second season, Eddie arrives unannounced in the Hamptons,
determined to reinsert himself into his sons' lives and make up for
lost time, but his motives are unclear at best.

"Royal Pains," which centers on Hank Lawson, a disgraced New York City
physician who reinvents himself as the hot new in-demand
doctor-for-hire returns in the Hamptons, for a 18-episode second
season in the summer.

The series, from Universal Cable Prods., also stars Reshma Shetty and
Jill Flint.
When I saw who it was I figured he would be playing the dad. Not so
sure I like this change. Winkler is okay, but adding him to the show
will change the dynamics. Given that he took their money it doesn't
seem like his arrival on scene will be helpful.