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[06/06/12 - 11:49 AM]
USA Network Launches "Royal Pains" Season Four Giving Fans Extraordinary Digital Access to the Exclusive Hamptons
USA and partner Toyota will give fans original video content, exclusive access to show talent and the chance to win the Summer on the Set Sweepstakes.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK LAUNCHES "ROYAL PAINS" SEASON FOUR GIVING FANS EXTRAORDINARY DIGITAL ACCESS TO THE EXCLUSIVE HAMPTONS

As Summer Heats Up, Toyota Sponsors Entrance into the Glamorous World of Dr. Hank Lawson Via Exclusive Video on USA Character Chatter and Viggle

NEW YORK - June 6, 2012 - USA Network, the leading network in Social TV, is transporting ROYAL PAINS fans into a never-before-seen digital world where they can become part of the summer Hamptons fun through engaging, exclusive video content and second screen interaction. USA and partner Toyota will give fans original video content, exclusive access to show talent and the chance to win the Summer on the Set Sweepstakes. Using the new Viggle app, which rewards viewers for watching their favorite shows, fans can dive into never-before-seen videos with seamless social sharing capabilities starting with the season premiere on Wednesday, June 6, 9/8c.

"USA and Toyota are continuing their history of providing ROYAL PAINS fans with compelling digital user experiences, and this season we are expanding that by partnering with Viggle, one of the hottest second screen applications," said Alexandra Shapiro, executive vice president, marketing & digital, USA. "Using our 'Created With' approach, we bring together innovative partners to provide our passionate fanbase with compelling digital storytelling arcs that increase their engagement with our original programming and brand sponsors."

ROYAL PAINS fans can join in on the fun through various media, including Viggle and USA's Character Chatter, the network's real-time Social TV Fan Participation Platform. By using their computers or smart phones fans can see behind-the-scenes video shot on location in the Hamptons, as well as exclusive cast and producer interviews, outtakes, games and more, presented by Toyota. Each week throughout the season, USA will post new content - some of it from the set, which is currently shooting new episodes for the season.

"Our partnership with USA on the ROYAL PAINS' digital activations enables us to give fans an experience that complements our on-air initiatives while offering exclusive content in an immersive and contextually relevant way," said Dionne Colvin, national marketing media manager, Toyota. "We believe that interacting with consumers within both the online and mobile channels becomes an engagement that is unique to each person and allows for multiple touchpoints with the Toyota brand."

Fans can access USA's Character Chatter at www.characterchatter.usanetwork.com to engage with each other or talent or log-on to Viggle via their iPhone, iPad or Android device. The ultimate prize is to win the Summer on the Set sweepstakes, a trip to the Hamptons to tour the set of ROYAL PAINS, potentially meet with cast members, and take home memorabilia from the trip.

ROYAL PAINS stars Mark Feuerstein as Dr. Hank Lawson, the go to "doctor for hire" in the Hamptons. The series also stars Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Jill Flint, Campbell Scott and Brooke D'Orsay, with television royalty Henry Winkler and Christine Ebersol, who recur on the series. Hank, along with team - his brother and CEO of Hank Med, Evan (Costanzo), his physicians' assistant, Divya (Shetty) and the head of administrator at the local hospital, Jill (Flint) - treat a variety of fascinating patients in unusual situations, for which only the exclusive Hamptons could provide the backdrop.

From Universal Cable Productions, ROYAL PAINS is written and executive produced by Michael Rauch and Andrew Lenchewski. Rich Frank also serves as executive producer along with Jeff Kwatinetz from Prospect Park and Connie Burge. Co-executive producers are Carol Flint, Jon Sherman, Kerry Orent and Jack Bernstein.

About Toyota:

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.64 million vehicles in 2011. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.

About USA

The #1 network in all of basic cable, USA Network is seen in 115 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals including POLITICAL ANIMALS, SUITS, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, WHITE COLLAR, ROYAL PAINS, BURN NOTICE, PSYCH, COVERT AFFAIRS, COMMON LAW and FAIRLY LEGAL. The network offers 52 weeks of spectacular live television with WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.





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