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HOUSE, an innovative take on the medical drama, solves mysteries where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
Celebrating its 100th episode milestone on Feb. 2, 2009, HOUSE is the winner of three Emmy Awards, including an award for creator and executive producer David Shore (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series). The series has been honored with 17 Emmy Award nominations, including three for Outstanding Drama Series and three for Hugh Laurie (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series). The series received the 2006 Humanitas Prize for the episode "Three Stories" and three Humanitas finalist honors, one each for the 2007 episode "House vs. God" and the 2005 episodes "Everybody Lies" and "Damned If You Do." Additionally, HOUSE received two Golden Globe Awards for Laurie (Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series) and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Laurie (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series) as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series) and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series, Drama, and an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.
The show has also been honored by the American Film Institute as one of the TV Programs of the Year, and it received a Peabody Award for Best of Electronic Media, as well as two consecutive People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Drama, a People's Choice Award for Hugh Laurie (Favorite Male TV Star) and the Writers Guild Award for Episodic Drama ("Autopsy").
DR. GREGORY HOUSE (Hugh Laurie), devoid of bedside manner and dealing with his own constant physical pain, uses a cane that seems to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor. His behavior often borders on antisocial, but House is a brilliant diagnostician whose unconventional thinking and flawless instincts afford him a great deal of respect. An infectious disease specialist, he thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles in order to save lives.
House shepherds an elite team of young experts who help him unravel diagnostic mysteries: plastic surgeon DR. CHRIS TAUB (Peter Jacobson); enigmatic "contestant" number Thirteen, DR. REMY HADLEY (Olivia Wilde); and enthusiastic, radical-thinking DR. LAWRENCE KUTNER (Kal Penn). He has a good friend and confidant in oncology specialist DR. JAMES WILSON (Robert Sean Leonard), but House maintains a somewhat volatile relationship with DR. LISA CUDDY (Lisa Edelstein), the Dean of Medicine and hospital administrator. Though the two are engaged in constant conflict over House's duties and unconventional behavior, even she would admit that his brilliance is worth the trouble. Neurologist DR. ERIC FOREMAN (Omar Epps) serves as Cuddy's eyes and ears on House.
Immunologist DR. ALLISON CAMERON (Jennifer Morrison) and intensivist DR. ROBERT CHASE (Jesse Spencer) are former members of House's team and no longer have to answer to him now that Cameron heads up Emergency Medicine and Chase works in Surgery at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
Currently in Season Five with more than 100 episodes produced, House and Wilson have repaired their friendship in the aftermath of Amber's death, Cuddy is fulfilling her dream of motherhood after adopting an infant girl, Foreman has started a relationship with Thirteen who continues to battle the deadly Huntington's disease that threatens to shorten her lifespan dramatically, while House and Cuddy continue to determine exactly what type of relationship they share -- if any.