The ATX Festival, in case you don't know about it, is a festival for television lovers.
In its fifth year, the festival brings together all kinds of programming, including that which you don't often find at big showcases like ComicCons.
It's not the first time Royal Pains has been featured at the ATX Festival, but it may have been their last (then again, canceled series are never forgotten at ATX!), because it's going off the air. After tonight's episode there will be only two more to go!!
I had the chance to sit down with this TV family to talk about the show and what it's meant to them along the way. The clips below are about that. Next week, I'll have more as we talked a bit about what Royal Pains has meant to us as fans of the show, and the tight relationship between Hank and Evan, as well as Mark and Paulo, so stay tuned.
It was a really long and extraordinarily fun interview. They consider themselves family, and it's easy to understand why. There was so much love and respect in the room, it felt like being wrapped in a warm blanket. It's that feeling that has contributed greatly to the lasting success of the series.
Take a look at what they had to say about the realization that the end is near, but not nearly as bitter as it is oh, so sweet.
Tune in tonight to Royal Pains Season 8 Episode 6 and watch Royal Pains online if you want more of these sweet people!
Living the full arc of the show and having a full resolution to all of their stories meant the ending of Royal Pains is very sweet for Mark Feuerstein, who plays Hank.
Paulo Costanzo definitely has the sharp witted humor in the bunch, and the sharp tongue! He used it chastise me for reminding him that it's all coming to an end.
While series creator Andrew Lenchewski has no problem finding bitterness in other areas of his life, he can find none in doing 104 wonderful episodes of Royal Pains with his other family.
Reshma Shetty believes the viewers see how close the entire crew is and that's why the show is so popular. And why they're so cool.
Ben Shenkman came into the show later, so his perspective was a little different, but still he noticed it was suffused with sweetness.
No, you are never over the fact that you're shaking hands with Arthur Fonzarelli. Henry Winkler is one of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure to meet (this entire group, really). His thoughts on the show and playing the rascal of a father are full of light.
Producer and director Michael Rauch wants to chalk the series success up to luck, respect and love, but Henry Winkler has something to add.