‘Eureka’ Beauty, Jim Gaffigan Feel The ‘Royal Pains’

Jaime Ray Newman and Jim Gaffigan (Jason Merritt/Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

Jaime Ray Newman and Jim Gaffigan (Jason Merritt/Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

Royal Pains‘ is keeping busy during its Season 2 hiatus by loading up on sweet guest stars for when the USA Network series returns.

Not long ago, I told you about Amy Sedaris (‘Strangers With Candy’) and Tom Cavanagh (‘Ed’) both guesting in one winter season episode. Now I’ve gotten word that another double-bill is on tap, featuring Jaime Ray Newman (‘Eureka,’ ‘Eastwick’) and Jim Gaffigan (‘My Boys’).

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In the winter episode titled “Astraphobia,” Newman plays Stacy Sacks, a stormchaser who hits town in advance of a major weather event nearing the Hamptons. While searching for the best vantage point to collect her data, Stacy meets a by-the-book park ranger named Pete Stambleck, played by Gaffigan.

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And how do these two in turns cross paths with HankMed? Well, park ranger Pete later turns up suffering from a complete personality change, due to reasons unknown. Hank gets on that one. Divya in turn tends to Stacy, who, it turns out, is rather accident-prone.

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‘Royal Pains’ returns for its first-ever winter season in January 2011. In addition to the ever-growing bevy of guest stars, Henry Winkler, Campbell Scott and Christine Ebersole all are slated to recur.

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