Articles for House Season 6

Little by little the Fall TV season has been getting started with manyof the CW and FOX shows premiering over the past two weeks.  Buttonight marks the official start of the season with nine season orseries premieres tonight.So set up multiple DVRs and get ready for the busiest night in TV.  Read more »
Bad news Cameron fans, it turns out after season‘s of being on theHouse back-burner Jennifer Morrison won‘t be getting her time to shinethis season. Rather, the actress has been given  her walking papers. MichaelAusiello broke the Princeton-Plainsboro staff shake-up this morning, when sources confirmed that Morrison would be leaving the show. Thoughrepresentatives of the show and Morrison refused to comment, word isthat the actress did not quit. Rather, her exit was a "creativedecision" by producers of House. Morrison is the first original castmember toleave.  Read more »
On the last episode of House, Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) was cooking awesome dishes, doing Wilson‘s laundry, and solving medical mysteries on the Internet. House was officially discharged from the loony bin but in a surprise twist (or not so surprise, depends on what you think), he opted not to go back as head of Princeton Plainsboro‘s diagnostic department. Foreman (Omar Epps) was only too willing to take his place, but the other people in the team weren‘t exactly jumping for joy at the idea - mainly because Foreman was trying to imitate House, except for him, being obnoxious and unlikable didn‘t work at all.  Read more »
The old joke is true, if you play a doctor on TV, someone is bound to ask youfor medical advice. Just ask Peter Jacobson, who plays Dr. Chris Taubon House, who admits "very strange, not very intelligent people haveasked me for real advice." But playing a doctor on one of TV‘s biggestmedical drama‘s isn‘t all crazy people asking about their colon‘s onthe street, medically it actually has it‘s perks. While I wondered ifhe‘d be self-diagnosing every sneeze as something that would send himto Princeton Plainsboro, Jacobson admits he‘s less of a hypochondriacnow that he‘s a regular cast member on House. Jacobson, a character actor who brings great depth and emotion to hisportrayal of Plastic Surgeon turned House minion, says he was a hugefan of the show before being cast as a possible cast member. That‘sright a possible cast member. Much like his character Dr. Taub, and theother interns and doctor‘s vying for a coveted spot on House‘s team,Jacobson didn‘t know if he‘d be kept or cut every week at first.Every week he was "acting and auditioning," not knowing if his skills,like Dr. Taub‘s (then only known as #39) would be enough to land him a permanent spot at Princeton Plainsboro.  Read more »
On the last episode of House, Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) told House (Hugh Laurie) that she‘d miss him if ever he pushes through with his plan to quit. That was the end of it, since she readily walked out. If you observed more closely though, you‘d notice that there was a flicker of worry in House‘s face.But alas, Edelstein reveals to TV Guide that the Huddy pairing might take a backseat this season since her character is set to "get her own life and a love life" that unfortunately does not involve House. She hints though that the obnoxious but weirdly lovable doctor loves a challenge, and pushing him away might actually do well for their relationship, if you can call it that. Read more »
You know what, no matter how many times I see/hear someone ask the same question repeatedly without knowing they just did, it just doesn‘t get less creepy. On the recent episode of House, after several wrong diagnosis of the tyrant, James Earl Jones‘ character did so, and it still sent shivers down my spine.The case of the week was an interesting one, regardless of House‘s side antics in trying to help but just stopping short of meddling (including, at one point, doing a game of charades). Here is an African dictator who was wanted for several crimes against humanity and may or may not be planning the next genocide. You even have someone who risked his life to get to his hospital bed and kill him. What do you do?  Read more »
Karma is the theme of this week‘s episode of House - and it‘s something very compelling all throughout.Patient of the weekWe meet Very Serious Dad who goes to Princeton Plainsboro to get House to handle the case of his dying son. From the looks of things, the guy is the type of person who is used to getting whatever it is that he likes, so even while Cuddy explained to him that House is "not available" he would not hear any of it.  Read more »
I haven‘t seen or read any of these purported leaks of House plots and storylines, but apparently, there are some that are going around, and it has House star Hugh Laurie very much bothered."It‘s a bit upsetting that someone in our midst who we think of as a friend and ally is selling us out," said Hugh. Read more »
The patient of the week for last night‘s episode of House was, well, vintage House - medical mystery, intriguing, and immense risks. We had a cop who, thinking that he was going to die by the time he‘s 40, was wont to put his life in danger every day. Initially, the hereditary issue wasn‘t quite up to House‘s alley and he didn‘t want to take it on, but Foreman decided to take it.Going forward, however, the tests didn‘t reveal anything irregular - so he was discharged from Princeton Plainsboro, tricked into thinking that he was given real meds but not really. Four hours later though, wouldn‘t you know it the patient croaked. House of course was hard on himself for missing something - vintage House. He decided to stay on the case for the autopsy, but lo and behold, there wouldn‘t an autopsy because the patient was alive - and screaming. Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, is back with her opinion of Thirteen. We look forward to her weekly show recaps and thoughts. If you‘re interested in becoming a Fan Columnist click here. Now before you chase after me with pitchforks and torches, let me wave my white flag and explain myself.  As a fan of the show House, I‘ve been party to numerous intelligent discussions on the show‘s various themes, morals, and character arcs.  What has been the most unpleasant part of being a House fan? When fans dislike something about the show. Read more »
The good news for fans of Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) is, Cameron doesn‘t die or anything of the sort, thus making a return in the future totally plausible. The bad news is, we can‘t really say when or even give House fans a definite yes as to whether or not she will return in the first place.Spencer tells TV Guide that, essentially, we don‘t know anything at this point, except that she will really leave (categorically) House. Read more »
This morning the People‘s Choice Award nominations were revealed, andas always, it‘s populism at its best.  On the TV side, the nomineesoften look like the top of the Nielsen ratings list, with a few notableand surprising exceptions.  Shows like True Blood and Gossip Girl crept into the Favorite TV Actress categories while Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show features Lost, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.However, those are the very cool exceptions.  For the most part, the list is full of CSI, NCIS, Grey‘s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men and other top-rated shows.  Here are the major television nominees for this year‘s People‘s Choice Awards. To vote for the People‘s Choice Awards, CLICK HERE. Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, gives her thoughts on Huddy after the last episode. If you‘re interested in writing and love TV, think about becoming a Fan Columnist.In order to be a fan of the relationship between House and Cuddy, you need to be prepared to have your heart broken. Time after time. And then time after time again. This also falls under being a House fan in general. While the show can be uplifting, I find most of the time it‘s about timing that‘s off, missed opportunities, or things unsaid.With that being said, it does well to create the tension it needs to sustain fan‘s interest in these two lonely characters. We‘ve been taken on quite ride for the past five seasons regarding these two.  Last year, I was heartbroken at the end of "The Itch," "Let Them Eat Cake," "Unfaithful," "The Softer Side," and of course, "Both Sides Now."  Read more »
Are you happy that the old team is back on House? Or do you want Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) and Taub (Peter Jacobson) to be back? Nevertheless, Wilde tells TV Guide that she‘s happy for the break. Now whether or not her character and Taub will be back on the team soon, she warned House fans that it‘s not going to be that easy (although Cameron‘s exit will perhaps help)."It‘s up to him to find a way to bring them back," she said. "But it‘s not going to be as easy as he thought... "What you have to remember is House wasn‘t the one who fired Taub and Thirteen. Taub quit and Thirteen was fired by her own boyfriend." Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, reminds fans how Cameron has grown through the seasons and maybe she‘s not done yet. If you‘re interested in writing and love TV, think about becoming a Fan Columnist.When I first heard Jennifer Morrison was leaving House, it would be an understatement to say I was confused.  It would be accurate to say I was angry, annoyed, and shocked.  Since I hopped on the House bandwagon rather late, (just last year in fact), I was initiated into House with the new team.  It was only when I went back and watched the DVDs that I understood the original team chemistry. Cameron has always been an interesting character study.  In the first season of House, her hair was straight, pinned back with barrettes and she appeared the eager, naïve student.  Don‘t get me wrong.  She‘s always been brilliant; otherwise House wouldn‘t have hired her.  But, as he pointed out to her from the beginning, the main reason for her hiring was because she made doctoring look good.   Read more »
Jacky Jackman, A BuddyTV Fan Columnist and Contributor discusses Foreman. Why? Because it just doesn‘t add up. If you‘d like to become a fan contributor, click here.Last night‘s House proved one thing, who needs him?  The guy could phone in his work, and has a few times. Now wait please. Give me a minute to explain before you light the torches and march to my house with pitchforks.House is back and he needs one thing other than Foreman relinquishing his office and conceding the white board.  He needs a team. Chase and Cameron have announced they are leaving and that is two ducks less in the pond. Taub and Thirteen have already moved on. That just leaves Foreman. How the mighty have fallen. Head of the department one day and its entire staff the next.  Read more »
Fox has released its midseason schedule, announcing return dates for American Idol and 24, and the series finale of Dollhouse, as well as return dates for Fringe and Glee.American Idol returns for its ninth season with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, January 12, from 8pm-10pm. A second show airs the following day, January 13, from 8pm-9pm. Idol will then air every Tuesday, also from 8pm.  Read more »
No hope for House (Hugh Laurie) and Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) on House? What about Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and Cuddy? A few days before the upcoming Wilson-centric episode on the Fox medical drama, Robert Sean Leonard revealed that he personally didn‘t think a romantic relationship between his character and Cuddy would work, but that can change with the upcoming episode. Although he does concede that Wilson might not enjoy being bossed around. Read more »
Did you like last night‘s Wilson-centric episode on House? Still think he‘s normal, or at least the most normal amidst the case of weirdo‘s on the Fox medical show?As for Robert Sean Leonard, Wilson is a "very strange man" - something that people seem to overlook. After all, the guy seems to be the voice of reason in the deranged logic that sometimes characterize House‘s mind. But don‘t be mistaken, cautions Leonard, since Wilson is not the "teddy bear" of a guy that everything thinks he is. Read more »
WHAM! Chase hits House in the eye! If you didn‘t see "Ignorance Is Bliss" you missed seeing Hugh Laurie hit the floor after Jesse Spencer punched him. We know Hugh likes to give his performance realism. He prefers to take falls himself, but an authentic black eye? Wow, he is dedicated. Jesse must have a mean right hook. Read more »
Before he became cane-wielding sarcastic genius-doctor House, Hugh Laurie was half of the legendary British comedy double act Fry and Laurie during the 80s and 90s. But now that he‘s perhaps better known, at least to American viewers, for his role on the Fox medical drama, Laurie tells The People that he is "determined" to return to England to team up with his old pal once more."We‘ll definitely be doing more Fry and Laurie," he said. "We used to talk about doing something like a stage review. Stand-up comedy is a massive industry now but actual sketch comedy on stage I don‘t think anyone is really doing that now, and that‘s something we thought we would try and do." Read more »
Jacky, our BuddyTV Fan Columnist for NCIS and huge House fan reports that Robert Sean Leonard is missing out on being a dad. Want to write for BuddyTV, click here?Robert Sean Leonard needs to get a life.The Tony Award winning actor, and father of one, is looking forward to the simple things. When Dr. James Wilson leaves Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital for the last time, Leonard is prepared to move his family to his home state of New Jersey.  Read more »
House star Hugh Laurie, who has two Golden Globes not to mention four Emmy nods, will try his hand at directing this time, as he steps behind the camera and direct the series he has starred on since 2004."Hugh has been there since day one through every single episode, so he‘s phenomenally smart and his instincts are [impeccable]," says House executive producer Katie Jacobs to Entertainment Weekly. "This is going to be great for morale, because there‘s no one that the cast and crew and the writers want to work harder for than our leader." Read more »
No new episode of House until January 25, but if you watch your cartoons, you‘ve probably seen Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) on another show Wednesday, albeit an animated one.Laurie lent his voice on the Family Guy episode "Business Guy" this week, and while he was only on a few scenes and said only a few lines, it was dead on, and his scenes were among the funniest on the episode. Read more »
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen ActorsGuild nominations were this morning, and the TV results are a mixedbag.  The awards are a bit less experimental than the Globes,nominating old favorites like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Charlie Sheen,but they also have a little bit of new mixed in as well.  Glee and Modern Family both earned noms for their ensembles while The Good Wife picked up nominations for both Julianna Margulies and the ensemble.  Read more »
Sure, Lisa Edelstein has always been candid (borderline racy in fact) on her interviews, but that‘s just the thing: half the time, you can‘t quite figure out if she‘s just teasing or she‘s already revealing some major plotlines.After a very interesting Wilson-centric episode on House, Cuddy takes center stage on the Fox medical drama. Its February 8 episode, Edelstein tells Entertainment Weekly, will cover everything - from "some sexual activity" to "some partial nudity" - "I kind of do all of it!" she exclaims. Read more »
The doctor is in and he‘s early!Fox is giving its fans their dose of House two weeks early on January 11. House was originally scheduled for a January 25th return. Fox has decided to use its ratings powerhouse to draw audiences to the final episode of Fringe.According to thefutoncrtic.com, sources at Fox confirmed that House would be used as the lead-in to the final episode of Fringe. The sci-fi show is about to begin a seven-week break.  Read more »
House writers have previously expressed their willingness for Jennifer Morrison‘s character Cameron to make a return on the Fox medical drama, but from the looks of things, it doesn‘t look too well for Cameron and Chameron fans alike.Morrison, 30, has all but ruled out a return on House anytime soon, when she joined the upcoming revival of William Gibson‘s The Miracle Worker as Helen Keller‘s mother Kate. She won‘t be the only television personality on the cast, as In Treatment‘s Alison Pill will play the the child‘s miracle worker of a teacher.Don‘t forget to check: Best of2009 Read more »
Well, you have spoken and, well, the People‘s Choice Awards have been given out. For the most part, the winners were an expected bunch.House took two awards: it was voted Favorite TV Drama, and its lead, Hugh Laurie, was named Favorite TV Drama Actor. The Big Bang Theory was named Favorite TV Comedy.  Read more »
Here at BuddyTV, we really like ships. We get invested in the relationships or potential relationships of our favorite characters and we definitely get a bit obsessed. We‘ve already told you our rankings for the Best Ships of 2009, but we want you to be able to convince us otherwise. We decided to put together a video contest for the best (relation)ship of 2009. Simply watch the video below for the rules and then submit your entry.UPDATE: Due to the large number of entries winners will be announced Friday January 15! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Read more »
That title is a little misleading. Jennifer Morrison is not categorically making a u-turn back to House. But from a source reveals, Cameron fans can heave a very little, temporary sigh of relief."You will see Cameron again on House before the end of the season," reveals the source to Entertainment Weekly. Read more »
It seems plausible. After all, House executive producer Katie Jacobs assured us previously that the House episode that its main guy Hugh Laurie is directing is not a "traditional" one. Everyone‘s been putting their money on a Huddy-centric episode, but now that Fox has confirmed that Jennifer Morrison is set to return to House for a final hurrah, people have been changing their bets.And true enough, Zap2it reports that the episode Laurie will direct just might heavily feature the not-so-happy couple Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Cameron (Morrison). Everything is pretty much under wraps, however, including the special episode‘s premise and major plot points. Read more »
It looks like Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) is staying put on House. With Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) out of Princeton Plainsboro until she returns for a final-er goodbye, Thirteen appears to be the only lady on the team. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Wilde admits that while she feels a little "stability" on the team‘s composition now - especially if practical jokes are to be any indication, regardless of whether they succeed or not - there‘s still no telling if this team will stick around longer. Read more »
The results are in! The 67th annual Golden Globes, the first Hollywood award ceremony of the year, kicked off tonight at 8pm EST on NBC with several fashion hits and misses, teary acceptance speeches and some witty punch lines served by British comedian host Ricky Gervais. Read more »
Jennifer Morrison finally sounds off to Entertainment Weekly on the circumstances surrounding her abrupt departure from House, where her Cameron had been since its 2004 pilot. With the promise of returning for at least one episode this season, however, she concedes that at the very least her character would achieve closure."The audience is going to get the information they were looking for," says Morrison, 30, who appeared with House main man Hugh Laurie in last Sunday‘s Golden Globes (where the Fox series was up for Best Television Series - Drama and Laurie was up for a Best Actor plum). Morrison, however, didn‘t reveal the exact length or timing of her return. The only clue she gave? It happens on a "really smart episode."  Read more »
Remember the now-defunct plans to do a House spin-off featuring Lucas (Michael Weston)? That‘s all been shelved for now, but Fox, reports Entertainment Weekly, has recently shown interest in revisiting the idea of a spin-off for the medical series. Network president Kevin Reilly has revealed that House executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs have a "standing offer" to create a new series, either a direct spin-off or a completely new show, all in an effort to corner the two-hour Monday night block. Read more »
Early this year, it was confirmed that Cynthia Watross will return for Lost‘s much-anticipated farewell season. But looks like it isn‘t just Libby who Watross is bringing back. Entertainment Weekly reports that the 41-year-old Lost actress is set to appear on a multiple-episode arc on House slated to kick off in April.Watross, who plays tail section survivor Libby on the ABC series, was cast as Wilson‘s (Robert Sean Leonard) first of three ex-wives who comes back into his life as his new girlfriend. Looks like Wilson is finally ready to move on after the tragic death of Amber, lovingly known as Cutthroat Bitch, who tragically died in Wilson‘s arms in the end of season 4. Read more »
House has had several long term characters come and go.  Characters like Vogler, Stacy, Tritter, Amber, and Lucas have sparked fierce debates about whether these extra characters are enhancing House or taking time away from our beloved main characters. Right now, I‘ve been wracking my brain for the true value of having Lucas around.  I‘ve come up with a few advantages, but I‘m mostly hitting a wall.  Thinking about Lucas has made me reflect on some other long term characters and what they‘ve done for the show overall and House‘s character.  Read more »
Hugh Laurie‘s inimitable role on House is doubtless a full-time job, and for the better part of the show‘s six-year run, it has kept him from doing anything major as far as the big screen is concerned. But after doing voice work for Valiant, Stuart Little 3, and Monster and Aliens, Laurie may just make that precarious jump from small screen glory to headlining in a feature film, with a much buzzed-about May-December-themed dramatic comedy, reports the Los Angeles Times. Read more »
We don‘t know if we just came across Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) on a really, really bad day, but boy we sure didn‘t see that coming. Time was the central theme of the Cuddy-centric episode on House, and you know you‘re a stressed out mama when the only breather you have is in a ten-second elevator ride.For the better part of "5 to 9" Cuddy was: dealing with the insurance guy (and the rich, bastard CEO), dealing with a crazy, crazy pharm tech who‘s running a meth lab, dealing with Chase (Jesse Spencer) who‘s being sued for reattaching a severed thumb, dealing with clumsy, clumsy Lucas, breaking out fights, and dealing with a sick child (other than Lucas, I mean). Read more »
On Monday‘s episode of House, we not only got greater insight into Cuddy‘s daily life, but we were also shown the balance or lack of balance in her relationships.  House and Cuddy have a rich history of undeniable chemistry.  "5 to 9" established that they trust one another.  And they love one another (arguably). So where and why does Lucas enter the picture?  Let‘s be clear.  He‘s good for her on an emotional level, because in most other areas, he is childish.  This isn‘t to say House doesn‘t have some of those same immature qualities.  House can be plenty immature, but everyone knows that there is much more behind it.  What‘s behind Lucas‘ immaturity?  More immaturity is my guess.  This isn‘t to say he‘s incapable of loving Cuddy, but it is to say that he loves her differently than House.    Read more »
Why do we have a feeling that we‘ve heard it before?In the wake of the generally liked Cuddy-centric episode on House, creator David Shore tells Entertainment Weekly what Huddy fans like to hear: Huddy will happen.Not so quick to rejoice, however, as there‘s a little qualifier to the good news. Read more »
House fans are somewhat divided as to whether or not they like the idea of an ex-wife from Wilson‘s (Robert Sean Leonard) past returning as his new girlfriend. Never mind that said girlfriend will be played by Lost grad Cynthia Watros. We already reported that she‘s staying put for multiple episodes, but Entertainment Weekly reports that House creator David Shore is toying with the idea of extending her stay."We‘re talking about that," he says. "It depends what‘s going to give us the most bang for our buck dramatically." Read more »
"I find I am always faintly suspicious of happy people. I always think there is something going wrong or missing somewhere."That isn‘t Dr. Gregory House speaking to the UK Times, that‘s Hugh Laurie, the British, Cambridge-educated actor who plays him. After doing six seasons of the Fox medical series House, has Laurie acquired the distrustful antisocial mien of House? Probably, as he says doing the show for six seasons and 124 episodes should be long enough to have qualified to become a doctor. Read more »
House fans appear to be on the fence regarding the whole Wilson‘s (Robert Sean Leonard) ex-wife returning and being his new girlfriend issue. Most would like to see how things are first before passing judgment on the idea. It has, after all, been long after the whole Amber episode, so it‘s only mildly justifiable for Wilson to want to be in another relationship.Entertainment Weekly has released the first photo of Wilson sharing the screen with Sam Carr (Cynthia Watros) on House, and - they have matching outfits on, kind of. A flashback, maybe? Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}Don‘t forget to catch Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}: ‘House‘Creator: Wilson‘sGirlfriend Might be Staying Put Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Read more »
The short answer is, well, no.Fresh from a Cuddy-centric episode, a comment Lisa Edelstein made to Jewish Exponent had some House fans concerned about the Dean‘s tenure on both Princeton Plainsboro and House."I‘m a bit fickle," Edelstein had said in relation to finding fulfillment in her current job. "So, I think a good seven years of satisfaction [as Dr. Lisa Cuddy] will lead me to the next phase."Does it sound like Edelstein, 43, is ready to look on to other things once her seven-season contract on House is done?Don‘t forget to catch: Hugh Laurie Still Fascinated with ‘House‘ After Six Seasons and House: First Look at Wilson‘s Ex-Wife/New Girlfriend Read more »
For my birthday this year, I received one of the most unique gifts I‘ve ever received.  A friend who knows me and my deep love for House, (and especially Hugh Laurie) got me a custom-made House/Cuddy tote back, a Hugh Laurie before-House kit, including Jeeves and Wooster, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and All or Nothing at All, five small Hugh Laurie pins, and to top it off, a pair of underwear with Laurie‘s face on it.  I am well aware that this makes me sound like a crazy fan, but keep in mind, someone bought it all for me and I haven‘t worn the underwear.  Yet.    Read more »
Today FOX announced its summer schedule and there will be a lot of new action to choose from.  Reality giants So You Think You Can Dance and Hell‘s Kitchen will return while scripted shows Lie to Me and the canceled Past Life will find their way back to the lineup.  Summer will also mark the premiere of a new FOX drama, the buddy cop show The Good Guys starring The West Wing‘s Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks.  Read more »
What did I take away from this week‘s  House?  It‘s hard to be pretty!  This isn‘t the first time this theme has come up.  Remember the pilot?  House hired Cameron because she looked good.  Like artwork.  Gasp!  Cameron was shocked and insulted that she was hired not on her merits, but on her looks.  Why else is it a burden to be so beautiful? Catch up on "Private Lives" with Lisa‘s recap.  Read more »
After tonight‘s "Black Hole" there won‘t be a new House episode until April 12. But don‘t fret House fans, since the April 12 episode - "Lockdown" - will not only feature star Hugh Laurie‘s directorial debut on the Fox series, it also marks the return of Jennifer Morrison.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘House‘ Fan Columnist: ‘Private Lives‘ RecapAnd not only that, talking to TV Guide, Morrison also revealed that Cameron is also set to appear on a "few" episodes next season. Read more »
It was a fruitful guest-appearance for Meat Loaf on a season 5 episode of House. While filming, the singer-actor slipped a little note to House star Hugh Laurie alongside a demo of a new song for his new album. Laurie had a simple reply: "Are you kidding me? Yes. I‘ll play."Catch: ‘House‘ Fan Columnist: ‘Black Hole‘ Pulls Us Into Various SituationsThankfully, the little arrangement is finally happening. While it is no secret to House fans that Laurie can play the piano, they can now hear him in an actual song! Laurie is one of the guests featured on Meat Loaf‘s new album Hang Cool, Teddy Bear, Contact Music reports. Comedian Jack Black is also part of it. Read more »
I had never been to Costa Mesa, California before this past weekend.  So why did I make the hour trek out from Los Angeles?  I had to be at Loehmann‘s to see Band from TV!  Like any obsessive House fan, I knew that they would be playing.  Who‘s Band from TV, you ask? Band from TV is a band with TV actors that play solely for the charities of their choice.  So why did they decide to play at a department store?  Well, as it turns out, it‘s not that weird.  According to one of the band‘s founding members, Greg Grunberg of Heroes, playing at Loehmann‘s makes perfect sense because Grunberg‘s iPhone app "Yowza" offers coupons to the discount department store.  Listen to the exclusive interview with Greg Grunberg  Read more »
It‘s a nearly one-month break for House, with no new episodes until April 12, but from the looks of things, the wait will be worth it.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘House‘ Fan Columnist: Band From TV Hits the StageAccording to Entertainment Weekly, there are three major events lined up when House resumes operations two weeks from today: Jennifer Morrison‘s return on April 12, Lost alum Cynthia Watros‘ debut as Wilson‘s (Robert Sean Leonard) first ex-wife on April 19, and a marriage proposal on the May 17 season finale.A marriage what?! That‘s right. There are only six remaining episodes until  closes itssixth season on May 17. Here are some deets on the aforementionedevents. Read more »
It‘s T minus one week before the next episode of House - "Lockdown" - and as she makes her return to Princeton Plainsboro, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Jennifer Morrison is "somewhere in the middle" of being in and out of the show. She returns next week, that much is sure, but it‘s also being reported that she‘ll return next season for a "handful of guest appearances," so we can‘t quite rule out a wholesale return.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘House‘ Roundup: A Marriage Proposal, Cameron Returns and Wilson‘s Ex-wife The episode, incidentally, also marks star Hugh Laurie‘s directorial debut. Read more »
I wasn‘t quite sure what to make of this episode after I finished watching it.  This uncertainty makes me go directly back to the title of this week‘s House, "Black Hole," and that‘s when I realized this episode is about being pulled into various situations, whether healthy or unhealthy, and not being able to find the perspective to dig yourself out, i.e. a black hole.Take our POTW, for example.  She seemed to be hinting towards the idea of breaking up with her boyfriend when they both went to college.  They‘d be going to college and it made sense to her.  Her boyfriend, totally enamored with her, didn‘t seem to want to hear it, and the discussion came to a close when our patient started oozing gross pink stuff out of her mouth.Jennifer Morrison talks about returning to House  Read more »
Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) in a porn movie on House. If you somehow missed last week‘s hilarious episode, don‘t forget to read the recap. Yes, Wilson in a porn movie.Don‘t forget to catch: ‘House‘ Fan Columnist: Beauty‘s Burden- Top Five Reasons It‘s Hard to Be PrettyOn tonight‘s installment of House, House (Hugh Laurie) and the team try to diagnose a high school senior suffering from blackouts and hallucinations. At one point, even House appears stumped. In the process, they are forced to take a controversial approach.Elsewhere on "Black Hole" Wilson attempts to furnish his new condo, while Taub (Peter Jacobson) brings his personal life - his wife - into the workplace. Promos and photos after the jump: Read more »
I was eagerly anticipating tonight‘s episode of House, especially with a title like "Private Lives" and a promo showing Wilson, Chase, and House speed dating.  We start with a blogger named Frankie who shares every sordid detail of her life with her public, including a fight that happened moments before with her boyfriend. This raises some serious questions from the boyfriend, echoing us, the audience.  Do you have to share everything?  Is nothing sacred?  And what ever happened to face to face communication?Immediately after her indirect communication, we see a straightforward conversation between House and Wilson.  House is clearly lonely, spending his time with director‘s cuts of pornography DVDs when Wilson suggests speed dating to possibly alleviate the tension instead of doing it solo.  Find out how House fans show their support   Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of House, its first in a month, the Princeton Plainsboro team encounters the case of a famous blogger who insists on discussing all procedures and doctors on her blog, making the treatment more difficult than it should be.Don‘t forget to catch: Who‘s Best for Cuddy?And... House (Hugh Laurie) and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) go on a speed-dating event. They also learn secrets about each other when they tug along with Chase (Jesse Spencer). We also learn that Wilson does Dance Dance Revolution.Promos and photos after the jump: Read more »
Who knew it was this turbulent in the sidelines/behind-the-scenes of Princeton Plainsboro? Tonight on House, we get a rare look at the life of the hospital‘s trusted Dean of Medicine and administrator Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), and in the process realize that there‘s more to a hospital - and this show - than genius doctors and insane patients.On "5 to 9" we realize that Cuddy is a superhuman, juggling mommy duties and Lucas duties with trying to save PP from bankruptcy while firing people and stopping House (Hugh Laurie) from doing stupid things. At least she doesn‘t waste too much time on Lucas, if you catch my drift.The first few minutes of the House episode has been made available via Entertainment Weekly, while Fox has released several more promos. Everything is after the jump: Read more »
I used to think that when I watched Alias, Sidney Bristow (Jennifer Garner‘s character) had it hard.  Constantly compartmentalizing everyone‘s problems and doing what was right even when it wasn‘t easy was her M.O. I think it‘s safe to say I seriously underestimated what being Dean of PPTH meant.  I don‘t think I actually exhaled until "5 to 9" was over.  Cuddy had very few peaceful moments throughout the episode, and surprisingly, when she did show any relief, it was typically with House (although it was balanced out with her exasperation of his actions).  Read more »
It‘s still a good three days before it airs, but already anticipation is high for the upcoming Cuddy-centric episode on House. For people on either side of the Cuddy divide, i.e., those who love her and those who hate her, it‘s time to prove the other side wrong. Does Cuddy‘s (Lisa Edelstein) character add anything to the show? Or does her hospital administrator role NOT fit a show like House? Entertainment Weekly is currently streaming the first four minutes of "5 to 9" so we get to have an overall feel to the episode even before it airs.Catch the video here. Read more »
Sweeps month opened with tonight‘s episode of House centering on faulty assumptions and sacrifices. Our POTW needs to be seen by a scout at the game on Saturday so he can become a professional football player earning him enough money to set his mother up for the rest of her life. But as a typical House episode goes, the POTW is merely part of the story.  House tells Foreman to pick up his delinquent older brother from jail.  Normally, we could assume that House bringing Marcus into the hospital would be designed to anger Foreman and get some dirt on him.  However, House told Foreman to go pick his brother up before he brought him into the hospital and gave him a job.  If House solely wanted to mess with Foreman, he wouldn‘t have even bothered letting him know ahead of time that Marcus had contacted him.  Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of House, House (Hugh Laurie) and the team rush to treat an ailing college football star in time for the patient to compete in NFL tryouts. But when the patient experiences an onslaught of varied and unusual symptoms, the team has trouble reaching a consensus on how to effectively treat him in time. Meanwhile, Foreman‘s (Omar Epps) brother Marcus (guest star Jones) makes a surprise visit to the hospital. The two‘s not exactly on good terms, and things turn from bad to worse when House tries to go between them. Read more »
After a one-week break, House returns tonight with "Remorse." On the episode, the team takes on the case of Valerie (guest star Beau Garrett), an attractive female executive experiencing random episodes of excruciating pain. House (Hugh Laurie) being House, he takes on the case based purely on the fact that Valerie looks hot.The rest of the men on the team - meaning Foreman (Omar Epps), Taub (Peter Jacobson), and maybe even Chase (Jesse Spencer) - are all charmed by their patient‘s beauty and personality, and it‘s up to Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) to look beyond the superficial to try to discover a link to her illness. Read more »
After a month and a half, House is finally back. On tonight‘s episode, a drug dealer mysteriously collapses while negotiating a sale, and his partner-in-crime takes him to Princeton Plainsboro for treatment. But since they‘re, well, drug dealers, they‘re not too keen about divulging some personal information. So the team has no choice but to do what the old House team would do - old-fashioned detective work!Also on "The Down Low" House (Hugh Laurie) and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) compete for the affection of a new neighbor (Sasha Alexander, while Chase (Jesse Spencer), Thirteen (Olivia Wilde), and Taub (Peter Jacobson) attempt to play a practical joke on Foreman (Omar Epps). Where is Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) and Lucas? Read more »
Last year during the end of season five of House, I had to quit watching 24 to balance out my stress levels.  How could I watch Jack Bauer torture/be tortured when Kutner just killed himself and House was hallucinating?Tonight‘s episode was a welcome relief from the intensity of last year and a break from the House/Cuddy back and forth that has been making my head spin this season.  It opened like the beginning of a mafia movie with a drug deal gone awry.  Ethan Embry as a drug dealer was difficult for me to swallow from the get-go, but I suspended my disbelief for the purpose of enjoying the show.While it was a relief from the intensity of last year, it wasn‘t without its typical House themes.  "The Down Low" was all about deception in order to achieve what everyone would like to think is their own greater good.   Read more »
After a five week break from House, it was great that the first episode back was a great mix of comedy and drama to remind me why I love this show. 10. MusicThe music on House is something I use to analyze each episode.  Even in a sillier episode like "The Down Low," the music from A Chorus Line at the end was commentary on House and Wilson‘s friendship and the girl they fought over.  In each episode, music is handpicked with care and used to move storylines forward with ease.  Hugh Laurie composed the end of "Unfaithful" himself and called it Cuddy‘s Serenade.  I‘m grateful that the writers wrote House as a musician so we can see Hugh Laurie showcase that aspect of his talent.  The Rolling Stones "You Can‘t Always Get What You Want" plays beautifully into the themes of the show, and lest we forget this season‘s opener "Broken" which was packed from beginning to end with artfully chosen unique pieces.  Kudos to the person/team that picks the music.  Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, recaps last night‘s episode. Was is a disappointment? Find out. If you‘re interested in writing and love TV, think about becoming a Fan Columnist.Two weeks ago, an episode of House aired that was titled "Known Unknowns." While "Known Unknowns" explored false assumptions and answers, "Ignorance is Bliss" shows the viewer and House that sometimes it might be better not to know. The POTW is a genius and he chooses to be less intelligent in order to stay with his wife.  He realizes as a genius he‘s also a jerk to the people who are less intelligent than him, and he‘d rather know less and be happy than know more and be alone.  House parallel, anyone? Read more »
For the really smart ones out there, have you ever wished you were a little dumber so things would be a little simpler?That is the (not so medical) conundrum that tonight‘s episode of House raises, and on its Thanksgiving episode at that. On "Ignorance is Bliss" House (Hugh Laurie) and the team take on the case of James Sidas on the eve of Thanksgiving. James (guest star Esteban Powell) is an exceptionally brilliant physicist and author who has decided to trade his successful career for a job as a courier. For him, intelligence is a miserable burden that has prompted depression and addiction, plus a lot of strange symptoms, that have so far baffled the team (but that‘s not anything new). Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, recaps last night‘s episode, "Teamwork". If you‘re interested in writing and love TV, think about becoming a Fan Columnist.All work and no play makes for a dull boy.  But what happens when you mix the two?  Over the last six seasons of House, we‘ve seen this very social experiment play out.  In "Teamwork" we find out what happens when Cameron and Chase‘s moral issues come to a head at the office and House works in his typical roundabout way to get the band back together in everything but a professional environment.This week‘s POTW is a nice, mensch-y Jewish porn star.  So why pick a porn star for the POTW? How about an analogy?  House is to Chase as Chase is to Foreman as Foreman is to the porn star.   Our patient claims to keep his work at work and his home life at home. Not one character at PPTH is sure if this is possible. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of House, House‘s (Hugh Laurie) medical license is finally reinstated so he reclaims his role as Head of Diagnostics just in time for a very interesting case - that of Hank Hardwick (guest star Troy Garity), an adult film star who is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for pulsating eye pain. Elsewhere on "Teamwork" Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) is reminded that Princeton Plainsboro is not conducive to healthy personal relationships.The hospital not conducive to healthy personal relationships? Just ask Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison). But for Cuddy, what does this mean? She hardly has any personal relationships in Princeton Plainsboro, other than the pseudo love-hate thing she has with House (naming the boobies, reminder her of her outbox being three times normal size, and dancing while talking about med school and teachers, then finally, Lucas, those things). Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, gives her thoughts on last night‘s episode. If you‘re interested in writing and love TV, think about becoming a Fan Columnist. Anytime House is taken out of the hospital, I know I can count on an episode I‘ll enjoy.  With the doctors out of their element, all that‘s left is their relationships (my favorite part), especially when it comes to the trifecta: House, Wilson, and Cuddy.An episode aptly titled "Known Unknowns"  explores Chase‘s secret from Cam, House‘s feelings for Cuddy, and House and Wilson‘s ever-evolving friendship.  This is framed by a young patient, Jordan, who lies easily on purpose and just as easily because of a brain injury, not knowing the difference between the truth and lies.  The actress, Annabelle Attanasio, balances well the innocence of her character in the midst of lying.  This episode worked diligently to seek the truth (the unknown) from every angle. Read more »
Is House going political this week with this Donald Rumsfeld original? Nope. But on tonight‘s episode, there are a couple of things we should expect other than the case of the week - which is awesome as well, by the way - more House (Hugh Laurie) and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) moments and more House and Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) moments. The three will be attending a medical conference somewhere so they spend a weekend away from the hospital. Things will go awry when House‘s private investigator Lucas (Michael Weston) makes a surprise reappearance. In a clip, in fact, we see Wilson convincing House to ask Cuddy out, but the genius is not too keen on the idea: "She‘s not some floozy in a bar, she‘s a floozy I work for." Read more »
Introducing our new House Fan Columnist, Lisa B. Palmer. We‘re excited for her weekly recaps and random thoughts on House. If you‘re interested in becoming a Fan Columnist click here. This episode should be transcendent. It will hopefully show Cam figuring out Chase is not "fine." It should have lots of Hilson. And above all else, it needs an amazing Huddy scene. Three weeks. That is the amount of time us House fanatics have to wait to get to the ultimate Mecca of episodes: the beginning of November, otherwise known as "sweeps." Well, thank you writers. Thank you, Hugh Laurie. You‘ve managed to fully satiate my need for House for a long while because this week‘s episode of "Brave Heart" was at its finest.  Read more »
What will you do if your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all fell ill due to sudden heart failure at age 40, and you are nearing that fateful age? The Princeton Plainsboro team and House take on this case on tonight‘s episode of House, a reckless police detective with a weird and frankly scary family history of sudden heart failure.Of course, House (Hugh Laurie) is not keen on diagnosing the patient without any detectable symptoms, the team, primarily urged by Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), attempts to identify his condition so the detective can live without fear of dying young. outside the case, Chase (Jesse Spencer) is still haunted by his actions in the Dibala case that just won‘t die - pun. House himself confronts some ghosts of his own. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of House, Chase will feel the backlash of the questionable decision he made on last week‘s patient (James Earl Jones), but I‘m not sure if the title of the episode is in reference to him. It can very well be about the patient of the week. But going back, Chase probably thought he can very well put it in his past, with Foreman burning the morgue sign-in sheet, he thought he was in the clear, but the dude‘s a president, so investigations may very well uncover what really took place.Elsewhere on "Instant Karma" (a familiar title to Lennon fans, I‘m sure), House still doesn‘t have his license back, so Foreman still heads operations, sort of. Complications arise though when the father of the patient wants House to be in charge of the case. Foreman sees the unfair set-up: House will get to call the shots, sans the liabilities just in case. "Don‘t let him do anything crazy," Cuddy warns him. Read more »
I‘m sure a lot of people are waiting for this House episode - the one where James Earl Jones guest-stars as an African tyrant - a short pause for the gasps to subside. Jones (Luke, I am your father) will play controversial political leader President Dibala who falls ill and is brought to Princeton Plainsboro for treatment. The team then struggles with whether or not they will help a merciless dictator being subpoenaed for crimes against humanity in his country (the promo fails to mention if House will be part of the team, but he most probably will). Elsewhere on "The Tyrant" Wilson tries to make peace with a feuding neighbor and House‘s (Hugh Laurie) prying is said to only make the problem worse. So expect more House-Wilson in this episode. Yey! Read more »
After last week‘s awesome season premiere, House is back to good old Princeton Plainsboro, and he is possibly a reformed man - what with all the card-playing at the loony bin. He announces that he will make big changes in his life. Also back on House is the patient of the week, and this one is obsessed with posting each and everyone of his symptoms over the Internet - probably Twitter?On last week‘s amazing premiere, House (Hugh Laurie) looked like he may have met his match two ways. First in the person of Dr. Darryl Nolan (Andre Braugher), who was clearly a step ahead of the usually shrewd doctor in hiatus when he revealed that he used placebo in his medication. He also had little help from a patient nearly dying to make House realize something important - that in spite of himself, he may actually want to be happy, like everyone else. "I need help," he finally admitted. Read more »
If the reviews are to be believed, House fans who were a little skeptical of this loony bin storyline should be in for a, well, crazy surprise. For those who need a little catching up, the season 6 of the Fox medical drama won‘t open in the usual Princeton-Plainsboro but in a mental facility called Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital. House‘s (Hugh Laurie) Vicodin addiction has apparently caught up with him, resulting in a barrage of hallucinations, and he needs help.Initial reviews of "Broken" are all positive, so far. But to those who are expecting a "changed" House after the two-hour kick-off will find themselves disappointed. But who in his right mind would want a "changed" House, anyway? Read more »
The House season 6 premiere was a one-man show for Hugh Laurie, and I‘m pretty sure all die-hard House fans had a grand time. And as much as I hate to admit it, much less admit it, I kind of did not miss the supporting characters. Maybe I miss Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) a bit, but only when she interacts with House, so I guess the doctor is still the integral part of that missing element.Anyway, needless to say, "Broken" is not your typical House episode. No Princeton-Plainsboro, no medical case of the week, and just a lot of introspection in the whole enigma that is Gregory House. Prior to the premiere, Laurie has hinted that something like this will happen, and I initially thought that I‘m going to hate it (because it‘s going to be dull and too heavy), but count on House to break expectations. Read more »
After nearly a month, House returns tonight with a brand new episode. "Lockdown" is not only Hugh Laurie‘s directorial debut, it also marks the (brief) return of Jennifer Morrison to the show. Princeton Plainsboro is sent into lockdown mode due to a missing infant.‘House‘ News Roundup: Jennifer Morrison Return and Finale DetailsAs a result, Foreman (Omar Epps) and Taub (Peter Jacobson) are stuck in the file room (where they can take a peek at anyone‘s file), while Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) remain in the cafeteria playing truth or dare. For his part, Chase (Jesse Spencer) opportunely finds himself with ex-wife Cameron.All the while Cuddy (Lisa Edestein) tries to help the police find the infant. Promo after the jump: Read more »
Let me preface this by saying I might be in the minority with my feelings on this episode. With Hugh Laurie directing "Lockdown," I thought for certain it would be perfection.  What I didn‘t count on was feeling like I didn‘t learn anything groundbreaking.Typically format breaking episodes on House do a great job revealing character. I find out things I wouldn‘t have normally found out using the mystery illness formula, and I can appreciate the format change because there are reasons for it. To be fair, I hyped up tonight‘s episode nearly as much as it could possibly be hyped. What could there be to not look forward to?  Cam‘s coming back, Foreman and Taub were getting into personal files, House is trapped with an interesting patient, and Wilson and Thirteen were playing Truth or Dare.  Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, recaps last night‘s episode. Was it the same old House? If you‘re interested in writing and love TV, think about becoming a Fan Columnist.When House breaks its usually format, the viewer is typically in for an interesting episode (i.e. "Three Stories," "House‘s Head," "Wilson‘s Heart").  This was no exception, but I have to say I did miss the usual excitement of House interacting with his team and the patient early on.  Having said that, this episode addressed some provocative ethical dilemmas and the intriguing relationship between Wilson and House.Side note: so glad to see House singing again, especially a song like "Faith," that hopefully goes to his mindset during the episode. Read more »
Lisa, our House Fan Columnist, beaks down the top 9 Huddy moments. If you‘re interested in writing and love TV, think about becoming a Fan Columnist.Anyone else want to end the year 2009 on a positive note?  Hence my making my "Top 9 in 2009" best Cuddy moments.  They‘re from all seasons, but the nine idea works for the countdown.    Read more »
Are you interested in becoming a Fan Columnist for BuddyTV? Click here for details.It‘s that time of year again.  That lovely time where your boss calls you in and lets you know what you‘re doing right and what you‘re doing that‘s not so right.  In the spirit of judgment, I‘d love to take a look at how our three favorite characters have fared so far this season.  I‘ll be basing my evaluation on the following categories: character growth, romance, appearance, job aptitude, and humor.  Read more »
Lisa recaps the most recent episode of House, "Remorse." If you‘d like a chance to write for BuddyTV about your favorite show click here. Christians have a sacrament called penance that involves confession.  With Jews, there‘s a whole day of repentance called Yom Kippur.  On House, it‘s called "Remorse."This week‘s POTW was completely compelling, continually sending chills down my spine.  Her ability to understand feelings and inability to feel them made her another patient House was downright fascinated by.Thirteen was onto the femme fatale early and sensed she might have been lying from the get-go.  Cheers for Thirteen‘s role on the team being more tolerable (at least for me).   Read more »
With a show like House, you know what you‘re getting. Fox loves to make every week sound like the most dramatic week in a series of mysterious, undiagnosed illnesses. We know how the medical formula works. But what happens when the show breaks medical formula? What is the purpose of doing this, and why do we as viewers come to have high expectations for the show when it does go outside of its comfort zone?  In order to answer this, I wanted to explore each episode that veered from the beaten Housian path. "Three Stories" Season 1:This episode is highly notable for being many of the creators‘ and producers‘ favorite episode, as well as viewers.  This was the first episode that broke free from the constraints of the one POTW pattern.  It also served to answer the audience‘s burning question: what happened to House‘s leg?  We find out about Stacy, House has to give a lecture to med students, and we learn about Cuddy‘s role as his doctor all at the same time Cameron, Chase, and Foreman do.  As far as character development for House, look no further than "Three Stories."  Read more »
That‘s not a typo right there.But first off: what did you think of Hugh Laurie‘s directorial debut on House? Some say the episode was way too slow-paced, while others opined "Lockdown" brought a lot of new insights to the other characters. Read more »
Hugh Laurie dishing some ye old English lines.That alone ought to get you interested, right? Tonight on House, the dude who plays a knight on the Renaissance Festival becomes House‘s (Laurie) patient, prompting him and Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) to investigate on the Renaissance Fair - in complete costume.It is also a big Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) episode, as we get to meet his new girlfriend, who is his ex-wife, played by Lost alum Cynthia Watross. Not so surprisingly, like in the cutthroat bitch saga, House tries to ruin their relationship.Finally, Wilson finds an empty bottle of Vicodin in House‘s pocket when he‘s forced to do his laundry for a month after losing a bet. Promos after the jump: Read more »
Got the blahs?It just might be that your trivia muscle needs some exercise. Step into the clinic and answer our questions. Answer to the best of your ability. Dr. House isn‘t to keen on mistakes. Just stick to the facts. He has a problem when people don‘t. But as I‘m sure you take regular doses of House this shouldn‘t be difficult.  Read more »
On the surface, House is anything but chivalrous. Of course, in tonight‘s episode of House, "Knight Fall," we get to see just how House deals with someone playing the role of a chivalrous knight. Throughout season six, we‘ve gotten a slow evolution of House‘s character, but throughout all the seasons, we‘ve always known him to show some level of chivalry to the people he cares about. Is House, as Wilson puts it, the "beneficent puppet master"? Or is he trying to manipulate the people in his life for his own selfish reasons?We start, as always, with a patient who collapses and whose eyes turn a demonic red. His name, which I usually don‘t find important in the POTW is Sir William. I noticed off the bat that Sir William had to fight someone by the name of Horace. Horace. House. William. Wilson. Nothing is an accident on this show. William is all about loyalty, bravery, and strength. He is a giver, not a taker. Sound like Wilson?  Test your House knowledge with this new quiz   Read more »
Amid the barrage of high-profile splits that hounded Hollywood of late, Hugh Laurie has revealed for the very first time that the strenuous filming schedule for House is not making his 20-year marriage any "easier."You think you know House? Take this quiz to find out!"Doing weekly TV is like joining the Navy and going to the other side of the world for 10 months of the year," he tells Parade. Read more »
Every TV series has a couple you‘re secretly rooting for to hook up, though more often than not it takes several months or even years before they actually get together. But when they do share that first kiss, it gives you all the more reason to look forward to their budding romance, whether it happens in the heat of an argument or simply because someone was standing under the mistletoe. Read more »
With four episodes left in season six of House, (no, I can‘t believe it either), what have we learned since the season opener "Broken"?Truth be told, it‘s been a slow climb for House this year.  As far as his development goes, he has come a long way, but it has been small steps towards each new revelation.  And not all of them have been happy realizations.  In "Wilson," House told his friend if he died, he‘d be alone.  This season has definitely set the tone for House to either accept that the people in his life will always be there for him in one shape or form or for him to go the other way and start believing they aren‘t going to show up for him when he needs them.  Read more »
We already know that there‘s a looming marriage proposal on this season‘s finale of House, so when tonight‘s patient of the week happens to be involved in a special type of marriage, we‘re kind of curious: will the nature of this patient‘s marriage affect someone‘s view of the whole thing?‘House‘ Fan Columnist: Where Do We Go From Here?Tonight on "Open and Shut" House (Hugh Laurie) and the team treat Julia (guest star Sarah Wayne Callies from Prison Break), who‘s in an open marriage. She becomes ill during a date with her on-the-side boyfriend, and she puzzles the team not only medically. Her "happy and healthy, yet polygamous" relationship also baffles them, especially Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) and Taub (Peter Jacobson).And more House versus Sam (guest star Cynthia Watros) action. Promo, plus a couple of sneak peeks, after the jump: Read more »
Another one of my favorite themes was tackled on tonight‘s episode of House entitled "Open and Shut": honesty. You can always count on House to make you question what you had always thought to be your own solid truths.  Honesty is not something that is black and white, as proven by tonight‘s episode with Julia, our POTW who is in an open marriage.Obviously anyone in an open marriage in House-land immediately falls into the "perking House‘s interest" camp because House thinks anyone that is doing something that out of the norm couldn‘t really be deluding themselves into thinking it‘s working.  Unlike typical House, however, he listens to the patient‘s explanation, and doesn‘t give her a barb back.  He also volunteers to do an enema to speak to the patient, much more immediate interaction than we usually see from him.   Read more »
House is not a happy-go-lucky television show.  While it can be one of the funniest shows on television--thank you "The Down Low"--it can also be considered the darkest.  One of the many reasons for this dark cloud over House is because of the utter failure of any relationship on the show.  The only successful relationships currently are Lucas and Cuddy (vomit) and Sam and Wilson (we‘ll see).  I‘m not counting Amber and Wilson because the show killed her off nor am I counting Cuddy and House since they have never technically been in a relationship.  Same with Lydia and House.  So why did all these relationships fail?  Where did they take a turn for the worse?  Let‘s examine:  Read more »
If you like daydreaming about dating your favorite TV characters, then you‘re not alone. After all, TV Land might just be the best place to find that perfect hunk, whether you‘re looking for someone who will knock you off your feet with grand romantic gestures, a knight in shining armor who will rescue you from serial killers or that special friend with benefits. We asked and you answered the call for your favorite TV boyfriends. Here‘s who made the short list:  Read more »
Tonight‘s episode of House, aptly titled "The Choice" was about the choices we make for ourselves, with or without others in mind.  We‘re given a nice teaser with a man collapsing before he could say "I do" to his bride at their wedding.  Choices define who we are.  According to House in the episode "Broken," fairness and justice should exist.  So, do our choices define us?  And how much control do we have over the choices we make?  Read more »
The last two season finales of House have been amazingly well-written with the perfect amount of drama.  In season four, Amber died.  At the end of season five, the last few minutes were of House right before the door closed on him at a psychiatric facility called Mayfield.  In honor of these mind blowing finales, I‘ve decided to rank my favorite House finales in order of least to greatest: Have a favorite House case? Join the discussion>>> Read more »
Greg House needs to pack his bags. He needs to move on.But he‘s fine. Why wouldn‘t he be?In "Baggage", our favorite flawed physician meets with his psychotherapist, Dr. Darryl Nolan (Andre Braugher). House has been seeing Dr. Nolan for a year now.   Read more »
"Baggage" was cringe-worthy in the best possible way.  I was so grateful throughout the episode to be given insight into House‘s therapy session and what I found most interesting is how House believes he is perceived.  As a responsibility.  As untrustworthy.  And as a pain to anyone who knows him.  So why the cringing?  Throughout the whole episode, with or without spoilers, I knew this episode was about relationships.  Like Nolan, I knew House was hurting.  It‘s interesting that Nolan‘s therapy sessions are much like your typical episode of House.  First we‘re given a problem.  Then Nolan tries to diagnose House.  I loved how he questioned House‘s choices.  And this is what therapy is about!  It‘s about why we make the choices that we make and what we think is behind other‘s choices.  I cringed every time House did the math and it added up to one: him and him being alone.    Read more »
It‘s one of them big catastrophe episode on tonight‘s House season finale when the PP team is called to help with the search and rescue of trapped victims when a crane collapses in downtown Trenton. The dangerous operation also puts the lives of the doctors in danger, as Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), House (Hugh Laurie) and members of the team join forces with a search-and-rescue team to provide much-needed medical attention at the scene.‘House‘ Fan Columnist: A Closer Look at ‘Baggage‘Promo and the first three minutes of the episode after the jump: Read more »
House airs its 6th season finale tonight, but that doesn‘t mean that the cast will be loafing this summer. Several of them are filming new movies or have another big project they are working on.Hugh Laurie, aka Dr. Gregory House, is filming a new movie called The Oranges. It‘s a story of a May-December romance and his co-stars include Allison Janney, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Alia Shawkat, Adam Brody, Oliver Platt, Tim Guinee, Aya Cash, Heidi Kristoffer, Cassidy Gard, Sam Rosen and Stephen Badalamenti and it‘s expected to be released sometime in 2011. You can see some behind the scenes photos of Hugh Laurie filming in New York City recently here. Read more »
After watching tonight‘s epic season finale of House, "Help Me," I now have a much higher appreciation of season six on the whole.  This whole season, I‘ve felt like there‘s been something missing.  Something has been disjointed.  I didn‘t know where it was going.  I didn‘t know where House was in the grand scheme of things.  Now I know.Cuddy was House‘s end game.  It was a twisted path, but we‘re finally there.  With the exceptional use of non-chronological order, we‘re given a little hint of where we‘re going to end up.  House.  With vicodin in hand.  Broken glass.  And in his bathroom.  Sound familiar?  It did to me.  If nothing else, the show House is brilliant in the way it is able to hearken back to old scenes, old lines, and old themes.  With that, I wanted to review this episode using parallels to discuss how amazing this finale was.  Read more »
This season, for the first time ever, FOX has just announced that it will release season 6 of House MD on both DVD and Blu-ray. For those of us who have already jumped on the Blu-ray bandwagon, and love the series, this will be a real treat!The season 6 DVDs and Blu-rays will be available on August 31. Most outlets will enable you to pre-order your copy so you can be sure you‘ll get it the day it‘s officially released. Read more »
As a reviewer of House, I try and do my best to visit all other reviewers (after mine are published) to see what their take was of an episode, story line, and in this case, a relationship.  The last scene of "Help Me" featured a scene that I‘ve been waiting for since I started watching the show.  It was highly satisfying to the point of rewatching it an embarrassing amount of times.  Not everyone feels the way I do.  Some of the reviews I‘ve read said that that kiss and that scene were not earned.  I‘m wondering if they‘re watching the same show I am.  So, I am taking it upon myself to prove that that scene was perfection by looking back at past seasons and how we ended up here.   Read more »
Monday evening, in lieu of mourning the end of season six‘s House, I was privileged enough to be able to attend a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) event starring our favorite dean of medicine, Lisa Edelstein.  The venue was small and intimate, and besides getting hit on by an actor whose last piece of work was Lethal Weapon, the entire event was highly enjoyable.We started by watching a screening of Edelstein‘s all Cuddy episode, "5 to 9."  I hadn‘t seen it in awhile and it was fun to watch with an audience.  Sometimes I forget how comical House can be because I typically watch by myself and it helps to have an audience there to laugh with you.   Read more »
This morning FOX announced its fall and mid-season schedule, complete with  seven new shows and some notable changes to the channel‘s biggest shows. Joining the network will be four new comedies and three new dramas, including Running Wilde, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (of Arrested Development) and Keri Russell (of Felicity fame). See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>In spite of the exciting news that Gob Bluth will be returning to FOX, we think the most interesting tidbits that came out of the FOX announcements have to do with the network‘s established shows. American Idol will be getting rid of some of the guest performers and cutting down the results show to 30 minutes, Glee will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot and there will blessedly not be a fall season of So You Think You Can Dance. Here are the full fall and mid-season schedules from FOX, complete with new show synopses: Read more »

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