E! has given an early season two pickup to its first original scripted series, "The Royals," starring <strong>Elizabeth Hurley</strong> and <strong>Vincent Regan</strong> as Queen Helena and King Simon, it was announcced today during the NBC Cable portion of the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena. The series, which is set to premiere on the network on <strong>Sunday, March 15</strong>, will also add Universal Cable Productions as co-producing partner alongside Lionsgate Television Group.