Articles for House Season 5

House dared to reinvent itself in its fourth season, but not all fans were happy with the changes made to the series.  Some longtime viewers felt betrayed and upset when old favorites like Cameron and Chase were pushed aside in favor of new characters.  While I wish that Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer were given more to do last year, I thought season 4 of House was fantastic.  Giving House different personalities to play off of brought an interesting new dynamic to the series, and the tragedy that wrapped up the season took the emotional stakes of the show to a whole new level.In tonight‘s fifth season premiere, the series dives into the relationship between House and Wilson, whose bromance is on the rocks after Amber‘s death. Read more »
The Primetime Emmy Awards air this Sunday night.  It has kind of snuck up on you, hasn‘t it?  The biggest award of the night is probably the one for Best Drama.  The Sopranos, Lost, 24 – all recent winners of the Best Drama.  This year‘s batch of nominees is diverse and highly-acclaimed – Damages, Dexter, Lost, Boston Legal, House and Mad Men.  Who will win?  We take a look at which of the series have the best chance to win, and which don‘t, in our preview of the Emmys Best Drama category below.  Read more »
While it‘s true that fans of the hit medical dramedy House excitedly waited for the show‘s season 5 premiere last Tuesday, the ratings slightly fell below target.  Sure, House on its new time slot at 8pm led all the shows that night at 14.4 million viewers.  A year-on-year comparison with last season‘s premiere, however, reveals that it actually fell slightly above 20 percent from 18.3 million.To those who missed the House premiere, you can check the review here.  It was, no matter how you look at it, a heavily anticipated episode.  Not only did it promise to reveal the aftermath of the disastrous catastrophe that threatened to foil one of television‘s most watched bromances today, the patient of the week part of the show is always something to look forward to. Read more »
Now that Wilson stopped being friends with House on the season 5 premiere, House is left to figure out how to fix it, which means plenty of wacky schemes. In the appropriately titled “Not Cancer,” House comes up with three fairly insane ways to mend his lost friendship.The first plan is to make friends with a new doctor at the hospital. He flirts rather heavily with a potential new BFF, but the guy is sufficiently creeped out when House invites him over to his place. Read more »
On the previous episode of House, the quirky doctor (Hugh Laurie) was still pining over Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard).  He even hires a private investigator, played by Michael Weston in a recurring capacity, to check on him to see if he is.  We found the answer when House visited Wilson, who was only too happy to slam the door in his face.This whole House-not-being-friends-with-Wilson thing is just one of the many changes House underwent going into its fifth season.  And while ratings may not be comparable to last season‘s premiere (due, in part, to the change in timeslot), the whole mess and the addition of new characters gave the writers of House more room to maneuver in terms of storyline and relationships, according to Laurie. Read more »
It seems that romance is in the cards for Lisa Edelstein‘s Lisa Cuddy.  For four seasons, the medical drama House has toyed with the degree of sexual tension between Cuddy and cynic medical genius House (Hugh Laurie) due to some sort of romantic history between the pair.  At one point, it was even hinted that they had a one night stand in the past.  Physical love has never been apparent been the two but that just might change as House heads further into its fifth season. Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
For over four seasons, FOX‘s House has entertained us with his dry humor and cynical wit that never fails to amuse viewers worldwide.  In fact, the show which garnered impressive ratings from the beginning of its run, is still going strong, particular with viewers who watch on DVR.  TV by the Numbers reports that for the week of September 15-21, FOX‘s House had the largest audience via DVR viewing, garnering 4.064 million, which is one of the largest DVR audiences measured to date.Alongside House, other shows that have ranked among the most watched through DVR are Fringe, Bones, Prison Break and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Included in the top ten list of shows with the largest DVR audiences include Big Brother, America‘s Next Top Model, America‘s Got Talent, 90210 and Kitchen Nightmares. Read more »
We recently reported that the fifth season of House might as well be the hottest yet as Lisa Edelstein, who stars as Lisa Cuddy on the Emmy nominated series, revealed that this season will see her character finally getting really intimate with Gregory House (Hugh Laurie).  More recently, Laurie and Edelstein sat down with Zap2It to talk about the details of this juicy tidbit and reveal some exciting facts about the fifth season of House."I wouldn’t want to ruin anything, but they’re definitely exploring the House-Cuddy relationship further," Edelstein told Zap2It.  "And they manage to do it without losing that edgy dynamic that exists between them.  [Executive Producer] David Shore never writes in a straight line so it’s been a lot of fun." Read more »
Last year, actors Kal Penn and Peter Jacobson became part of the Emmy nominated House.  The two were regularized after being chosen from a batch of new recruits for the show, which stars Hugh Laurie.  With the series’ fifth season well underway, fans are looking forward to the developments regarding House and Cuddy’s romantic relationship, which we reported about yesterday.Meanwhile, Penn and Jacobson spoke to Zap2It to share their thoughts on their characters, the new season, and how it is to work with House star, Hugh Laurie. Read more »
Last week on FOX’s House, we followed Dr. Gregory House as he found out that his father passed away.  Despite being stubborn, he was persuaded to go to the funeral.  Back at the hospital, the team was taksed to treat a young Chinese-American adoptee who suddenly collapsed in China while searching for her birth parents.  House was challenged as he had to diagnose her over the phone.Recently, we reported that this season of House will bring us more than just a new look on the old characters, as Lisa Cuddy and Gregory House will be physically closer to each other than ever.  The actors behind the characters already admitted that they will further explore the relationship, a revelation that made fans across the world ecstatic to tune into the new season. Read more »
“Nothing’s changed, you have to trust that,” so assured Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) towards the end of the last episode of House.  Among other things, “Lucky Thirteen” saw a semblance of the old bromance returning.  House (Hugh Laurie) suspected that Wilson is dating someone so he continued to have the PI (Michael Weston) who likes Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) to spy on him.  After the astonishing first Thirteen-and-another-girl sequence, Wilson was passed out on his office floor, and House left him milk and a doughnut.  He said it was his way of saying welcome back to his best friend.  For quite some time, House almost believed that things had changed, and they had for a while.In a recent interview, Laurie admits that House may very well be substituting his bromance with Wilson for a real romantic relationship. Read more »
On the last episode of House, no one really cared about the patient of the week because of that House-Cuddy kiss.  In addition, Cuddy‘s adoption, which had been a couple of seasons in the making, finally happened despite some scuttle.  Being his usual self, House was provoking her about her baby who‘s potentially sick and ultimately tried to convince her that she truly didn‘t want a baby.  He discussed this with Wilson, who gave him the blinding light of the obvious: House didn‘t want Cuddy to have a baby because that meant leaving him behind.  This would seem like a likely precedent to the whole on-screen kiss they would share minutes later.Now the last episode of House was a case against all the critics (and a few House fans) who say that House as a show is over.  These critics have cited a lot of reasons, most notable of which is the fact that a lot of the characters have nothing to do.  From the regulars, House and his old staff, Wilson, Cuddy, his new staff, the PI, and the patients of the week, it‘s become quite a task to put a good storyline for all of them.  Watch out for the next episode of House next week, when Cameron and Chase attempt to work through issues in their relationship.  It has been a while since this little angle had been prominently explored – something that used to be a show-stealer. Read more »
FOX released their full 2009 mid-season schedule today.  A great many of you will be disappointed with what has been done.  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a series who many thought would keep its time-slot come January and reap the benefits of being the lead-in for 24, will be moved to Fridays, beginning February 13.  As savvy TV viewers know, Fridays are where TV shows go to die.  If a network moves you from mid-week to Friday, it is a death sentence.  In addition, Terminator will be joined on Friday nights by the new Joss Whedon series Dollhouse.  After Firefly, you‘d think that FOX would be done screwing with Whedon and his fans.  Apparently not.  It will be a major, major upset if Dollhouse succeeds on Friday nights.  OK.  Let‘s get the nitty gritty out of the way before we go to the commentary (i.e. “whining”): Read more »
As Fox gears up for the return of its ratings juggernaut American Idol this January, it was previously reported that it plans to revamp its schedule to keep Idol fresh (not to mention adding a fourth judge to the show).  In the process, a lot of Fox shows will air on a different night come 2009.  Bones will be moving to 7pm on Thursday starting January 15,  Hole in the Wall will start with a back-to-back combo at 6pm Sunday on January 18, while Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will air 7pm Friday starting February 13. The hit medical series House, meanwhile, will be moved to Monday from its current Tuesday schedule starting January 19, according to Fox.  This is not the first time the Hugh Laurie-starrer was moved to a different schedule.  The most recent one caused a momentary lull in the ratings but eventually picked up, owing to its dedicated fan base and storyline that is getting juicier and juicier every episode.  As a kind of validation, House recently earned a nomination for the 35th People‘s Choice Awards. Read more »
It is no question that Dr. Gregory House is one complicated fellow.  Hugh Laurie plays a harshly multi-faceted character on the Fox dramedy, subtly troubled, perpetually pained, twisted but undeniably brilliant.  When he and his boss Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) kissed in a recent episode, it felt like the lip-lock was long overdue and was several seasons in the making.  Yet in the same manner like his character, it was laden with a lot of complications."I don‘t think that it will go on in a predictable, ‘Okay, now everything is shifting, and this is the story kind of way,‘" said House executive producer Katie Jacobs.  "Hopefully, we explore it in a very ‘House-ian‘ way, which is, ‘It‘s there, and, now what do we do?‘ But, don‘t expect to see dates and them going to the movies. It‘s not going to unfold like that." Read more »
For years, House has solved many rare and mysterious medical cases, but he never faces one with a gun.  Tonight, fans will be on the edge of their seats as Zeljko Ivanek joins the medical drama in the episode called “Last Resort.” Read on to find out what‘s in store for tonight‘s episode.Warning: This article contains spoilers!!! Read more »
On the last episode of House, a man (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) took over Cuddy‘s office and held the eccentric doctor, along with Thirteen, and several patients hostage.  His demand sounded simple enough: a diagnosis, since he had sought help from many doctors in the last couple of years but to no avail.  Of course, he came to House but for some reason, he wasn‘t too keen on helping him.  House was then forced to use the hostages, including Thirteen, to act as guinea pigs just to assure the hostage-taker that he was doing the right thing.  It was up to House to end the stifling standoff before a SWAT team opens fire.In tonight‘s episode of House, a fitness guru known for her "natural" lifestyle collapses while shooting an infomercial.  Meanwhile, Thirteen (who didn‘t end up dead like what many House fans feared on the last episode) participates in a clinical drug trial for Huntington‘s Disease led by Foreman, and Kutner operates an online medical-advice clinic under House‘s name.  We will also see more House-Cuddy interaction, as Cuddy moves into House‘s office while hers is being repaired.  As expected, House is not happy about the arrangement. Read more »
The year is almost over, and BuddyTV wants to know which shows were your absolute favorites from 2008. We have a huge Showdown featuring 48 of the top shows of the year, from reality staples like American Idol to smash hits like CSI. You can vote for your favorite cult shows like Supernatural, or a small comedy like It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  We have shows still going strong like Grey‘s Anatomy and shows canceled before their time like Jericho.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SHOW OF 2008>> Read more »
Previously, we reported that Hugh Laurie will go outside Princeton-Plainsboro to the Big Apple to host the final Saturday Night Live of the year alongside musical guest Kanye West.  It is the second time for Laurie to host the long-running sketch show.  For those who don‘t know, Laurie had his start in sketch comedy on his native England (he appeared in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Black Adder, and Jeeves and Wooster).  Saturday Night Live is enjoying a sort of revived interest from a greater audience, no small thanks to Tina Fey‘s head-turning Sarah Palin impersonation.Tonight on House, Christmas finally hits Princeton-Plainsboro for the dramedy‘s yuletide episode.  A troubled teen collapses during her high school Christmas program and becomes the patient of the week.  Meanwhile, Thirteen and Foreman will discover more things about each other as they work together on the Huntington‘s disease drug trial.  This should be another interesting dynamic to look at.  According to the very cryptic promo from Fox, “House gives and receives holiday gifts, leading to team speculation; and Cuddy receives a gift as well.” Read more »
The Golden Globe Awards honor the best in both television and movies, and though they‘re not taken as seriously as the Emmys or the Oscars, they‘re still a lavish, star-studded affair.  However, the glitz was put on hold last year due to the writers‘ strike, forcing the producers of the show to cobble together an awkward news conference to announce the winners.  This year, with no strike in sight, the Globes are back to being as glamorous and exciting as ever.  The ceremony is set to air on NBC on Sunday, January 11 at 8pm, and is bound to be attended by a cavalcade of big stars.The nominees for the 66th Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, and below you‘ll find a list of all the television categories.  Shows like True Blood, Mad Men, 30 Rock and The Office received multiple nominations, while other critically acclaimed shows were surprisingly omitted. Read more »
“I can‘t believe he‘s teething,” says Kiefer Sutherland.The elevator at the Palomar Hotel in Los Angeles ascends quickly to the 16th floor.  I stand, staring unapologetically, as Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub stand next to me and talk.  Well, perhaps that‘s not accurate – Kiefer does the talking, complimenting various aspects of Rajskub‘s status as a new mother (hence the above quote), while Mary Lynn embraces Kiefer from behind, exuding a silent affection for TV‘s Jack Bauer that could, in no way, be construed as disingenuous.  Kiefer is well under six feet tall and has a voice like a rock quarry, all gravel and dust.  Despite his DUIs and past transgressions, Kiefer seems like a kind, intelligent, normal guy who ended up famous for probably every reason other than the fact he desired it. You get the sense that he never wanted the fame he holds, and would rather have a beer with a local townie than a martini with a Hollywood executive.   Mary Lynn Rajskub the Actress is almost unrecognizable juxtaposed to Chloe O‘Brian the Character.  The actress is skinny, charmingly disheveled, and has smiled more in the last thirty seconds than Chloe has on all of her 24 seasons combined.  The elevator bell dings, the 16th floor opens before us, Kiefer Sutherland gets out of my way, and I head to my room.  Read more »
We’ll miss you, Lawrence Kutner. In last night’s shocking episode of House, Foreman and 13 visited Kutner’s apartment only to find him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The suicide came out of the blue and House fans were certainly stunned by this seemingly pointless act.However, behind the scenes there’s a perfectly logical explanation. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Kal Penn explained that leaving the show was his decision so that he could move on to accept a position in the Obama administration. After spending time on the campaign trail for President Obama last year, Penn grew an interest in politics and will now be the associate director fotr the office of public liaison. Read more »
There’s been a lot of noise on how the Fox medical dramedy House will resolve the Chameron tandem, primarily revolving around the spoiler courtesy of Entertainment Weekly that Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) are bound to break up on the show’s April 13 episode.  Now that that much was confirmed, there is only the matter of the much talked about twist that’s going to happen after the breakup.In a much, much earlier interview, Spencer shut the door at the possibility of a Chameron marriage later in the season, as the House producers aren’t very keen on focusing on “too much relationship stuff.”  It’s still a procedural show at its core, he stressed.  “Because of David [Shore]‘s general disdain for life, you can rest assured that what we won‘t be doing next season is getting happy.  You won’t see Chase and Cameron make a home and have babies and other greeting card stuff," he assured.Spoiler ahead. Or maybe not really if you‘ve seen last night‘s episode. Read more »
Fans of the House and Cuddy tandem (or simply Huddy in House parlance) can finally rest easy as House showrunners David Shore and Katie Jacobs confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Huddy will finally consummate their weird and unconventional flirtations when the two (Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein) have sex this - not next - season."We have definitely figured how the act will play out," says Jacobs, adding that how the act would play out is still very much true to the feel and the nature of the show and the characters. Read more »
Two episodes before the House season finale, you can‘t really blame fans if they‘re a little anxious.  Kutner‘s (Kal Penn) suicide is still fresh in their minds, and if the House showrunners had something as shocking as that in a non-finale episode, it‘s scary what they might come up with in the real May 11 season finale.According to some sources, House fans should expect more of Cameron and Chase in the final few episodes of the season, while House (Hugh Laurie) will react to Kutner‘s death in unexpected ways.More spoilers under the cut. Read more »
It‘s finally here.  On tonight‘s episode of House, the romp that some House fans say is five seasons in the making is finally going to be realized, as Lisa Edelstein, who plays Cuddy, says the Huddy sex is "a pretty hot scene.""It was great.  I wouldn‘t complain.  I have a great friendship with Hugh, and he‘s supersexy, so who could complain about kissing him?" she says of the kiss, and as far as the romp was concerned, "You‘re not gonna see me get naked or anything, but it was a pretty hot scene." Read more »
Tonight on the season 5 finale of House, a patient comes in whose left and right sides of the brain compete for dominance.  As a result, Scott (guest star Ashton Holmes) is left with two distinct personalities and at times with no control over some of his actions.  Things become worse as his conflicting personalities make it increasingly difficult for House (Hugh Laurie) and the rest of the team to figure out just what is causing the unusual condition.  Running out of choices, they are forced to use some new methods to get him to cooperate with the tests that need to be done.  As for House and his bout with insomnia and hallucinations, Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) likewise takes on an unconventional approach to force him to make up the time with patient Eugene Schwartz  (guest star Carl Reiner).Previously on House, our favorite enigmatic doctor and his team encountered the case of a ballerina (guest star Jamie Tisdale) whose lungs collapsed during a rehearsal.  Her skin started falling off as a result of some of the treatments, and she faced the prospect of never dancing again.  For his part, House continued his bout with the hallucinations, and he was forced to do something desperate. Read more »
If you are tired of seeing Wilson‘s dead ex-girlfriend Amber (Anne Dudek) returning on House, then either get used to it or find something else to watch, as star Lisa Edelstein reveals that our beloved cutthroat bitch will continue to make her appearances felt on the Fox medical drama, still as part of House‘s (Hugh Laurie) subconscious."It‘s already been established that Amber is a big part of what‘s happening," Edelstein, who plays Cuddy on the series, says.  "She‘s somehow become the voice of House‘s subconscious.  And she‘s not going away." Read more »
A lot of House are understandably up in arms because of the heavily anticipated Huddy sex - and how it was done - on the finale of the medical drama‘s fifth season.  For those who haven‘t seen the finale, the romp, which was almost five seasons in the making, happened but not in the way most Huddy enthusiasts expected.  House (Hugh Laurie) and Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) didn‘t have sex; it was just a pigment of House‘s Vicodin-laden brain. In fact, the tandem did not just not advance, it even took a step back, as Cuddy took House to Wilson (Sean Leonard), who took him to the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital.Entertainment Weekly reports that, technically, while we may all feel duped by the matter of the Huddy sex as being illusory, series creator David Shore did warn that it will not be "what people expect" because they "have to do things our way, the House way," and that they didn‘t want the characters to do anything out of character.   Read more »
If your father plays an enigmatic, obnoxious, brilliant doctor bordering on mental instability, how would this affect you?  The star of Fox‘s top-rating medical drama House says he is slightly concerned that his "fame" and role may screw up his kids.  Hugh Laurie, 49, has three children with wife Jo - Charlie, 20; Bill, 18; and Rebecca, 15.  The kids live with their mom in the UK, whereas Laurie spends of his time in Los Angeles where House is shot."It‘s a very difficult thing.  I constantly marvel at how grown-up my children are, how grown-up they‘re being about this." Read more »
Today FOX officially announced its schedule for the 2009-2010 TV season, and some of the changes are huge.  Aside from the great news that Dollhouse will be coming back for a second season, the other big story is that So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres its fifth season this Thursday, will air in the Fall as well for an immediate sixth season.The So You Think You Can Dance move is unusual, but helps to balance out the schedule since FOX has American Idol in the Spring.  It also gives FOX the chance to do direct competition with Dancing with the Stars, a show that in recent seasons has taken several professional from former SYTYCD contestants.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »