Odette Annable joins 'House' cast

Odette Annable joins 'House' cast

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Odette Annable, a star of the sitcom "Breaking In," has landed a role on the U.S. medical drama "House," TVGuide.com said Tuesday.
Amber Tamblyn joining 'House' cast

Amber Tamblyn joining 'House' cast

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Actress Amber Tamblyn is temporarily joining the cast of the U.S. medical drama "House" while series regular Olivia Wilde shoots a movie, EW.com said.

'House' star Laurie eyeing paycheck raise

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Laurie is poised to become one of the highest-paid actors in U.S. television thanks to his work on "House," The Hollywood Reporter says.

Five new interns to call 'House' home

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Five new doctors will match wits and withering comments with acerbic Dr. Gregory House when Fox's medical drama "House" returns to U.S. airwaves this fall.

'House' role brings OBE home for Laurie

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Laurie had to find success in the U.S. TV medical drama "House" to garner an Order of the British Empire award in his home country.

'Grey's Anatomy' honored by Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" garnered the Golden Globe for best television drama Monday during the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

'House' co-stars get engaged over holidays

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Actress Jennifer Morrison and Actor Jesse Spencer, who met on the set of the hit Fox drama "House M.D," got engaged in Paris during the Christmas holiday.

How hospital dramas have transformed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Television hospital drama shows like Fox's "House" and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" have vastly changed since their early counterparts, the Washington Post reported.

High court to hear DNA case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will here an appeal by a Tennessee death row inmate who wants a new trial because DNA testing has discredited evidence.

Cynthia Nixon goes from 'ER' to 'House'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Emmy-winner Cynthia Nixon played a patient at County General on NBC's "ER" last season and is now seeking treatment from Dr. Gregory "House" on Fox.

Doctor Gregory House, M.D., or simply referred to as House, is a fictional antihero and title character of the American television series House. He is the Chief of Diagnostic Medicine at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, where he leads a team of diagnosticians. House's character has been described as a "misanthrope", a "cynic", a narcissist and a "curmudgeon".

In the series, the character's unorthodox diagnostic approaches, radical therapeutic motives, and stalwart rationality have resulted in much conflict between him and his colleagues. House is also often portrayed as lacking sympathy for his patients, a practice that allots him the time to solve pathological enigmas. The character is partly inspired by Sherlock Holmes. A portion of the show's plot centers on House's habitual use of Vicodin to manage pain stemming from a leg infarction involving his quadriceps muscle some years earlier, an injury that forces him to walk with a cane. This addiction is also one of the many parallels to Sherlock Holmes, who was a habitual user of cocaine.

Throughout the series' run, the character has received positive reviews. Tom Shales of The Washington Post called House "the most electrifying character to hit television in years". In 2008, Gregory House was voted second sexiest TV doctor ever, behind Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney) from ER. For his portrayal of Gregory House, Hugh Laurie has won various awards, including two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Television Drama Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor from Drama Series. Laurie also earned Primetime Emmy Award nominations in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. TV Overmind has named Gregory House the best TV character of the last decade.

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