May 24, 2010:: The cable channel Bravo has started to show the series. I am looking for a schedule.
May 23, 2010:: Fox is showing the summer reruns on Friday nights in the 9 pm ET, 8 pm CT/MT timeslot.
May 19, 2010:: The ever reliable TV Shows on DVD has posted a message about the DVDs of the Sixth Season of House. Release date for the Sixth Season will be August 31st and for the first time, it will also be released on Blu-ray. "The 5-disc DVD set will cost $59.98 SRP, with episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen video. Audio will be in English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, with subtitles in English and Spanish. Extras, if any, haven't been revealed yet. Nor do we have package art." The House MD Guide will soon have a page up on the upcoming DVDs to which we will add information from many different sources as news becomes available.
August 28, 2009: - The House writer, Doris_Egan, gives us insight into her view of the production team when she tweets: "Every time I go to a production meeting I feel like I'm sitting with an elite cadre of super-ninjas."
June 8, 2009: The New York Times had an article on the upcoming Emmys (still pretty far away) and at the top of the page, there was Hugh Laurie as House. In the notes on Laurie, one of the things The Times said, "Portraying mental breakdowns rarely inspire economy in actors, but Mr. Laurie made real a whole universe of misery and disconnection in a simple series of dreamy, delusional expressions and gestures during House¹s drug-aggravated unraveling, proving that he is far more than a gifted satirist."
May 14, 2009: We have a date when the Fifth Season DVD will be out: August 25, 2009. And the ever reliable TV Shows on DVD has a list of bonus material.
Please purchase from this link below (actual cover will be released soon):
April 13, 2009: The April 20 issue of Time Magazine had the story of Kal Penn going to work for the Obama administration high up under "Shocking" on page 19: "Kumar goes to work in the White Castle House." No mention of his more recent work.
April 7, 2009: For those who want to know the plans of an actor who is leaving, there is this (spoiler if you haven't seen last night's episode).
April 5, 2009: Today's "Parade Magazine" (which comes with many Sunday papers) has a cover story on Hugh Laurie.
March 19, 2009: David Lomazoff directed us to the following link: 'House' Stunner Olivia Wilde Feeling Like an Unlucky Thirteen. "On Just How the Writers Come Up With Those Wild Diseases":
'"Once a week the writers bring to the set a packet of strange medical mysteries that are compiled by their research assistant. To me, each one is more amazing than the next, but they've seen so many incredible mysteries at this point that they're like, 'Oh yeah, this is sort of like the other one where she had the hairball in her stomach, and that's kind of like the one who got decapitated, but it turns out it was epilepsy and it came from moldy bread.' They work very hard to find these tricky diseases that can be one thing and maybe another, could be fatal, probably fatal, then you get brought back to life, and then ta-da!—House can save you in act four.'"
March 12, 2009: "fortuneshine" posted on the Television Without Pity's House Forum: House will be doing "24 epsiodes this year.... May 2009 sweeps runs from April 23 - May 20, 2009.
Episodes 21, 22, 23 & 24 are scheduled to air April 20 & 27 May 11 & 18th respectively."
September 19, 2008: As near as we can figure the schedule is that there will be three episodes run weekly (we have had the first one) then there will be a break for politics and baseball in October. The show will be back in November and probably early December. In January when "American Idol" returns, House will move to Wednesdays (where "Idol" still may occasionally interfere). Note: future schedules are not set in stone.
September 11, 2008: Hugh Laurie will be on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday September 12th.
September 10, 2008: Hugh Laurie will be a presenter at the Emmys (along with Julia-Louis Dreyfus). Both are nominated as well, Laurie for Best Actor in a Drama.
May 23, 2008:David Show was asked in an interview what the show was about and said, "Anytime you try to summarize a show in one word, you sound like an ass. It's about truth." Mr. Shore avoided saying anything revealing about next season.
May 17, 2008:Fox announces schedule change for House next season.: For the first half of the season "House" will be on Tuesday nights in the first hour of primetime 8/7c. Then in January the plan is to move "House" to the first hour of primetime on Wednesdays. Scheduling for January is always very tentative since the network doesn't know which new shows will succeed and which won't.
May 15, 2008: Note: "House" is now filming episodes for next year just in case there is a writer's strike: The contract between Hollywood producers and The Writer's Guild runs out June 30 and there are reports that contract negotiations have broken off.
May 10, 2008:Hugh Laurie will be on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Monday May 12, 2008. Check your
local listings or visit www.ellendegeneres.com for time and channel.
March 24, 2008: "Lainers" sent us an email that led us to realize that Fox is switching to Mondays as of tonight.
March 14, 2008: We have just discovered that Fox has a Question and Answer page on House. It has some interesting information including "Whatever happened to Steve McQueen?" and info on House's shoes and jackets.
February 15, 2008:The New York Times reports that David Shore says not to expect new episodes before late April or early May. But they plan to continue shooting through the summer to get a head start on next year.
February 12, 2008:New York Times Articlewhich says, "potential poststrike developments include an extension of several shows past May" and "it may take several months for production schedules to return to normal" and "the best these shows could offer is four to six new episodes for drama series" and "Fox has the least reason to be concerned about strike fallout. That's because it has dominated the ratings during the walkout — as it will probably continue to — with 'American Idol' and its new reality success 'The Moment of Truth.' It will try to get a few more episodes of its drama 'House' as well as its comedies...."
Later: The New York Times has added a list of what shows can be expected to have new episodes and when. And the Chicago Tribune also has such a list.
January 5, 2008:Auction to support the writers. You can bid on a lunch with house writer, Liz Friedman, or a House T-shirt (both of those auctions end January 10) or numerous things related to other shows.
December 31, 2007: We just heard from "HOUSECALL" who has informed us about an official House, MD: 2009 Wall Calendar. It will be shipping in August 2008
December 27, 2007: Saturday early morning on the History International channel, they will have a Profile International program on Hugh Laurie. It is on at 6 am Mountain time but don't know how many feeds they have. Check your local listings. Couldn't find it repeated during the following five days.
December 22, 2007: We hadn't been paying as close attention as we should have. So, one of our viewers pointed out that there is information on the Christmas episode that will run in January or Febuary! Jake Willis emailed us that the episode is entitled "It's A Wonderful Lie" and will run on January 29. We now have a page on this episode with Christmas pictures. Fox has also announced this as airing Tuesday, January 29 but but it isn't on the schedule for that night or the next.
Josh Sackheim sent us a link to the below YouTube video of interviews with House writers (from November 19):
November 27, 2007: House will now be rerunning episodes on Monday nights for awhile. First season episodes for at least a few weeks.
November 27, 2007: The Amazon sale is now off.
November 23, 2007: Amazon has the first two seasons available at the moment for $12.99 each (a 78% discount) - at that price these would be a great gift even. Buy both and get free shipping! We have no idea how long this price will be available:
November 4, 2007: Although we do not yet have our pages for episode 403 or 404 finished (we had family visiting at the time), we have done 405 "Mirror Mirror".
October 27, 2007:The New York Times: "Changing a Hit TV Series Stirs Buzz ...or Backlash" By EDWARD WYATT, October 22, 2007 which compares the changes on "House" with those on "Prison Break" this season and says, "The producers of 'House' set up a compelling "Survivor"-like competition among potential replacements for the absent assistants, who themselves soon reappeared, providing fans with a comforting continuity in the program's fourth season." Then saying that "Prison Break" has alienated many of its fans and dropped in the ratings, it goes on, "The different directions of the two shows demonstrate some of the difficulties that television producers face as a successful series begins to age. When is it necessary to shake up an established hit enough to create buzz and attract new fans? And is it possible to do so without alienating those who have made a series a success in the first place?"
October 21, 2007: This has Ended.
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August 10, 2007: Debby S. emailed us "You may be interested to know that the Saturday Night Live show staring Hugh Laurie will be rerun Saturday night (Aug 11), from about 10:30p to 12:10a or so (Central Time, later for Eastern and Pacific times). I don't know if they'll do anything House related (seems likely), but I do know they'll do a spoof of Most Haunted, with HL playing Derek Accorah."
July 7, 2007: We have added a page about Conventions since some people are trying to organize a House convention next May - they are in touch with the Fox people about it and have a petition they are gathering signatures for to show Fox the number of Fans who might be interested in such an event.
May 7, 2007: "House" episodes are finally available Online for legal downloads. Click the iTunes image below:
May 6, 2007: Am email from Anne informs us: "Hugh Laurie is in the May 2007 Vogue Men's magazine...great spread....called Doc Hollywood! As you know he brings his interests to the character of House. One of these is motorcycles."
May 5, 2007: It has come to our attention that not everyone knows that there will be a fourth season of House. House is ranked third or fourth in the ratings and has already been told it has been renewed for next year!
April 24, 2007: A new "official" T-Shirt is being offered by HouseCharityTees.com. And next month there will be an auction for signed material.
March 27, 2007:The National Post of Canada published an article titled, "What makes House a Holmes" by Rob McKenzie which says "Sharp-eyed observers will have noticed sporadic allusions to Holmes on House, prominent among them the echoes in their names as well as those of their sidekicks (Dr. John Watson; Dr. James Wilson), the apartment number of their respective residences (221B), their creature comforts (cocaine and violin playing for Holmes, Vicodin and piano-playing for House) and their solitude."
"Laurie... also weighs in on music the show features. '[Hugh] is my secret weapon,' House executive producer and musical supervisor Katie Jacobs tells us, adding that she often asks Laurie to help select songs the show might potentially use. He's even brought lesser-known artists to her attention: because of Laurie, Jacobs used the Jon Cleary track 'Got to Be More Careful' in an episode during the first season.
"...(Zero 7, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, Gorillaz and Donovan are just some of the artists whose tracks have been the backdrop for episodes of House). However, according to Jacobs, House's soundtrack has a sound and personality of its own ‹ one that reflects the personality of the title character. 'House [the character] has many sides: he is dark and brooding, he's funny, sexy, he's an adult. There are so many ways to go with the music for the show. We do what feels right,' says Jacobs.
"...Jacobs says Laurie had no hand in arranging the stellar Dave Matthews spot or an upcoming guest appearance by All-American Reject Tyson Ritter. But she says he was thrilled about acting opposite the artists. (Matthews played a piano prodigy with a mental disability on the March 6th episode of House; Ritter will play himself in the April 3rd episode, which will feature a scene in which he's being photographed for the cover of a certain popular music magazine — ahem.)"
Rolling Stone also has a profile Laurie. in which he answers the question,
Reporter: "If House is such a misanthrope, why does he sacrifice so much to save his patients?"
Laurie: "The show's creator, David Shore, has been quite candid about his debt to Sherlock Holmes, and Holmes cared very little for people. The one thing that could rouse him from his languor was the puzzle, the solving of the problem and it's the same with House."
March 18, 2007: "marykir" posted on Television Without Pity's House Forum that there is a
"Note on the Fox House page:
New episodes return March 27th at a special time -- 9:07/8:07c.
It will run a full hour, but make sure to set your VCRs or DVRs accordingly!"
March 17, 2007: The USA Channel will broadcast the first seven episodes of the series with "Occams Razor" on March 23, and the others in a Marathon on Sunday, March 25 in the evening (check times in your area). The next episode in the series, "Poison" will be shown on Fox on March 23, to make the first eight episodes in the series, all broadcast within a three day period.
March 9, 2007: "MadDogGirl" posted on Television Without Pity's House Forum that Channel Five had announced when it would start showing Season Three in "the UK" - "the date is March 22nd".
March 3, 2007:Interview clips with Hugh Laurie and Dave Matthews and others from next Tuesday's episode (not spoily, just how much they liked working together)
February 16, 2007:Variety reports "Fox renews 'House'.... for next season - "News is no surprise for 'House,' which will enter its fourth season this fall. Show, which launched to tepid numbers, eventually burst into a mega-Nielsen performer and now is one of Fox's top-rated tentpole dramas."
Oct. 27, 2006: Hugh Laurie will host "Saturday Night Live" on October 28.
Sept. 2, 2006:
A T-Shirt worn by "Dr. House" and signed by Hugh Laurie is up for auction at the charity Clothes Off Our Back. "Proceeds from the auction benefit the emergency relief efforts in Darfur, Children's Defense Fund and Cure Autism Now." Auction ends around Sept. 14.
Aug 21, 2006: We finally finished the page on #224 "No Reason" - sorry for the delay.
Aug 17, 2006: "marykir" posted on Television Without Pity's House Forum: "Get thee to a newstand Friday. According to this article Hugh is on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly. (There's even a picture of the cover...)
Aug 10, 2006: More Third Season pictures have been posted onto the Season Three page.
Aug 9, 2006: New images have been released from Fox. See the one on the right. And the one on the home page. And the one on the House and Holmes page. And the one on the sitemap. And almost forgot: there is another in Timelines. More to come tomorrow.
Aug 4, 2006:TV Guide's Ask Matt column:
Question: How could Fox move House to Tuesdays at 8 pm/ET? It is so established at 9, yet once again, Fox feels the need to alienate some more viewers. Do you think ratings will drop? The ratings for the repeats show the 9 pm airing gets considerably more viewers than the 8 pm one. Obviously Fox dooesn't have much confidence in Standoff if it feels the need to make House a lead-in. Will House go back to 9 pm once Idol starts again? — Alana Matt Roush: Actually, House will go back to its regular time period (9 pm/ET) when it returns from the postseason baseball hiatus on Oct. 31. Fox will air House an hour earlier only for the first month of new episodes, starting Sept. 5. I wrote a Dispatch bitching about this very thing, and I agree it's an unnecessary, confusing aggravation. I doubt it will harm House that much, though. (I can't think of a bigger waste of time than looking at summer repeat ratings, but they do show that House scores better later at night because more people are inside watching TV at that point.) Fans are going to follow this show just about anywhere, and as you noted, Fox is only doing this to give a lead-in boost to one of its more problematic new dramas. Honestly, the last thing we need in the fall is for the networks to make finding our shows any more difficult.
Aug 1, 2006: "marykir" posted on Television Without Pity's House Forum: Hugh Laurie's episode of Iinside The Actor's Studio will rerun on "Sat Aug 5 12:00P on Bravo and
Fri Aug 25 07:00P on Bravo"
"Fox's new drama 'Standoff' will follow the network's top scripted show, 'House,' when the new series debuts Sept. 5.
For the first four weeks of its run, before Fox's Tuesday lineup goes on hiatus to make room for postseason baseball coverage, 'Standoff' will swap time slots with 'House,' airing at 9 p.m. instead of the previously announced 8 p.m. berth."
July 6, 2006: We have finally gotten up the pages on "House vs God" and "Euphoria I". We apologize for the delay and hope to have the final few episodes soon.
June 30, 2006: "Elen" posted on Television Without Pity's House Forum "According to BravoTV, HL's episode of 'Inside The Actor's Studio' is set to air July 31, at 8 pm.... At bravotv, go to schedule and set it for the whole month of July. As of 2 this afternoon, it was there."
June 28, 2006:TV Guide's AskAusiello had this in his weekly column:
"The show went back into production today."
"And, of course, the show's scribes all read up on obscure, unheard-of ailments. 'We also have a researcher who looks for stories. One of our writers is a doctor and he's constantly looking for ideas. And we have three outside doctors who review all our scripts (for accuracy)....'
"'As for Laurie', Shore reports the actor 'is signed for years and years. Don't worry -- he ain't going anywhere. It was stupid, really, to name the show House. Hugh actually didn't want to have that be the name of the show. He didn't want it front and centre ... We're pretty dependent on Hugh Laurie. Or we need another character with the same last name.'"
June 13, 2006:
On June 8 Randy Creager sent us the following and we are only now getting it up:
"On Tuesday, David Shore was announced as a finalist for a Humanitas Prize for the Emmy-winning 'Three Stories' episode. The prize honors television and movie writing that 'honestly explores the complexities of the human experience and sheds light on the positive values of life.'
"On Monday, the previously announced Peabody Awards were handed out at a ceremony in New York City hosted by comedian Jon Stewart. House was one of the recipients, cited as 'the most distinctive new doctor drama in a decade.'
"On July 6, Emmy nominations are announced. Nods in acting and writing fields are possible-to-almost-definite: Omar Epps possibly, 'Autopsy' likely, Hugh Laurie definitely (with the caveat that nothing is ever actually definite with those unpredictable Emmy voters).
"The webcast of the cast and producers speaking at an Academy of Television Art & Sciences event is now online at the Emmys site
June 2, 2006: Hugh Laurie did a taping of "Inside the Actor's Studio" for Bravo and many "House" fans attended and you can read their memories of what was discussed at the Television Without Pity's House Forum.
March 12, 2006: At the recent William S. Paley Television Festival, about 600 people filled the Directors Guild Theatre in Los Angeles to.... Listen... to the entire cast and all four executive producers answer questions about the show: A Fun House at the William S. Paley Television Festival.