In Bay Shore, excitement over the community’s 15 minutes of fame is abuzz again.
The episode of “Royal Pains” filmed in August at residents Fred and Della O’Meally’s house will air on the USA Network at 10 p.m. tonight.
“People are still very excited,” said Della O’Meally. “People have been coming up to me and asking when it will air. Strangers, actually, have asked me.”
The TV crew spent nearly three weeks in the O’Meally backyard on Lawrence Lane, which they made look like the Hamptons. The show used about 200 local residents as extras in the episode during a three-day shoot, said location manager Mike Fucci.
“Working in Bay Shore was fantastic,” he said. “There are magnificent houses and friendly neighbors.”
Fred O’Meally, 53, said even five months later, his family values the experience and he has kept in touch with a few of the people working on the show, including Fucci.
He said he and his family were impressed with the way the crew transformed their yard and even picked up a few tips for hosting a party.
“When we’ve had parties, we use our deck as a stage,” he said. “They used the deck as seating so when you look onto the dance floor you see the water. I like that better.”
Although the O’Meallys plan to have some friends over to watch the episode Wednesday night, those party tips will wait.
“We’re going to tape the episode and we’ll have a bigger party with everyone involved at some point,” he said. “Wednesday is a tough night to throw a party.”
Above: Bay Shore homeowner Fred O'Meally, left, with 'Royal Pains' star Mark Feuerstein. (Aug. 18, 2011)