Last night’s edition of House was the show’s first broadcast on its new Monday 9pm time slot.  Beginning next week, House settles into it’s week-opening schedule with the first of its all-new, post-strike episodes.

While it’s exciting to welcome fresh House installments after all those reruns, the reunion is short-lived and premature.  Once we get going with the brand new material next week, we’ll have just three more weeks of previously unaired House.  Nonetheless, some House is better than no House or plain old House.  So, just to whet your appetites for what’s to come, here’s a glimpse of next week’s offering entitled “No More Mr. Nice Guy.”

In its first ever original installment since February, House tackles the case of a patient, who is just way too nice in his opinion to actually be healthy.  Notwithstanding the emergency room personnel’s original diagnosis of the patient, House is certain there’s a lot more wrong with him because of his all too sunny disposition.  His team works ever diligently to uncover the patient’s true illness while not necessarily agreeing with House‘s assertion that excessive cheerfulness is one of the telling symptoms.

In other developments, “No More Mr. Nice Guy” also showcases House and Amber’s (guest star Anne Dudek) battle for the most amount of time spent with Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard).  Finally, Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) orders House to turn in his team’s performance review.

Incidentally, here’s a bit of tidbit from an interview House creator David Shore gave to the Chicago Tribune.  It addresses the diminished screen time of two original mainstays – Jennifer Morrison as Allison Cameron and Jesse Spencer as Robert Chase.

“Cameron and Chase are certainly not on screen as much as they used to be, but the stuff they’re doing, I think, takes on a different weight and a greater weight,” Shore told the Chicago Tribune.  “I’m going to say something your readers aren’t going to like, but as someone running a television show, you have to be very careful – people think they want something and they do want something, but it’s not what they need, shall we say, and it’s not what the show needs.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: FOX, Chicago Tribune
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