House (TV series)

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House logo.svg
An unofficial version of the series' logo.
Also known as 'House, M.D.'
Created by David Shore
Starring Hugh Laurie
Lisa Edelstein
Omar Epps
Robert Sean Leonard
Jennifer Morrison
Jesse Spencer
Peter Jacobson
Olivia Wilde
Opening theme "Teardrop" by
Massive Attack
"House End Credits"[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 177 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Katie Jacobs
David Shore
Paul Attanasio
Bryan Singer
Russel Friend
Garrett Lerner
Thomas L. Moran[2]
Running time approx. 43 minutes
Original network FOX
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Original release November 16, 2004 –
May 21, 2012
External links

House is an American medical television drama. It was created by David Shore in 2004 and aired on FOX from 2004-2012. House M.D. has fans all over the world. It is set at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. The show's main character, Doctor Gregory House, is a grumpy, sarcastic man who hates having to deal with his patients. Even though he spends a lot of his time insulting his patients and co-workers, or watching TV in his office, Dr. House always manages to cure his patients with his great medical intelligence.

Layout[change | change source]

Nearly all episodes of House follow the same pattern: we see the events that come before the patient being taken to the hospital, then House and his colleagues spend a lot of time doing tests and coming up with different ideas for what the problem is. At the very end, House comes up with the answer, generally through epiphanies, and usually the patient recovers.

Main characters[change | change source]

  • Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House: House is the show's main character, an expert in diagnostic medicine. He is often very rude, sarcastic and enjoys teasing other people. Even so, he is an excellent doctor and always comes up with the right solution to the show's medical problems before anyone else. He has chronic pain in his leg and is addicted to Vicodin, a strong painkiller, for most of the show. He is the head of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine.
  • Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy: She is in charge of medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. She is an endocrinologist (hormone specialist). She often has to deal with House's rudeness and sometimes illegal actions. Usually, she is very patient with Dr. House because she knows he is the best doctor at her hospital.
  • Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman: A member of House's diagnostic medicine team. He is an expert in the human brain (neurologist). Dr. Foreman is black, and House sometimes makes racist comments about him, but Dr. Foreman usually does not get angry about it.
  • Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron: A member of House's diagnostic medicine team. She is an expert in the human immune system (immunologist). Considered the nicest on the team, she often argues with House about right and wrong.
  • Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase: A member of House's diagnostic medicine team. He is an expert in intensive care. Dr. Chase is Australian, and Dr. House often teases him about his accent or pretends to think he is actually British.

References[change | change source]

  1. Due to rights and licensing issues, Teardrop cannot be used in some countries, so "House End Credits" replaces Teardrop as the opening theme in those countries.
  2. "FOX Broadcasting Company: House, Show Info". Retrieved 2008-03-01. 

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