May 14: “Holding On” "Former Princeton Plainsboro colleague Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) returns in an all-new episode. The team takes on the case of Derrick (guest star Skylar Astin), a 19-year-old college student who had a mysterious nose bleed during cheerleading practice, and discovers that his health issues are likely both physiological and psychological. Possibly suffering from schizophrenia, Derrick claims to hear his deceased brother’s voice in his head. Meanwhile, Foreman tries a different approach with House."
Monday’s episode picks up nearly a month later and a grudge-carrying Chase has yet to return to the scene of the crime (i.e. his job at Princeton-Plainsboro) nor has he accepted House’s apology. Oh, and he’s also got a new girlfriend. There is a spoiler video on this page as well.
"'Very, very few episodes... not because of particular creative reasons on our part but because she's got a very thriving movie career and has asked us to allow her to do that,' Shore said. 'We had a great association with her and we do have an episode planned which is kind of the goodbye episode - Not just planned, we've got it shot. I think it's very nice.'
"To fill the void of Wilde's character 'Thirteen' and another character who won't be returning, Lisa Edelstein's Cuddy, new cast members Odette Annable and Charlyne Yi were announced last month."
"They're really exploring this relationship between House and Cuddy. What's great about what [creator David Shore] has done is he's really incorporated all the things one would worry about in terms of two main characters getting together on a show, into what it means for two people who work together in this hospital to get together. So he gets to confront it head on all of those issues."
"Shore and his fellow writers felt they really had no option but to explore a relationship between the two characters. 'We'd done the dance long enough,' says Shore. 'We had fun dancing around it, we had fun playing with the sexual tension, but it was time to move on and explore the actual relationship. So we're having fun with that.'"
"Lisa Edelstein says an early House episode will find her character, Dr. Cuddy, entrusting House with caring for her 3-year-old child. 'We just started shooting this," says Lisa. "House realizes he's taken on a lot by dating a woman with a baby. She trusts him with the child because she knows he's a brilliant doctor and not an evil guy, so he's not going to kill the baby." Off camera, Lisa says, Hugh Laurie is great with the child actor. "Hugh's got three kids in real life so he is very good at making funny faces. Children really latch on to him.' But it's an entirely different scenario between Dr. House and Cuddy's tot. 'House has a hard time connecting with the baby. He finds the child almost alien.'
"House executive producer David Shore says Amber Tamblyn's new character (a fill in for Olivia Wilde's absent Thirteen), 'is a brilliant medical student with not a lot of experience in the real world, so facing House is like being thrown in to the deep end.' Jesse Spencer, whose Dr. Chase starts the season off as a single guy hopping from one lady to the next, hinted to me that Chase will most likely be matched with Amber romantically. 'Post divorce, he stars sewing his wild oats a bit, which is fun for me to play,' Jesse says. 'Most of the women he's pursuing are outside the hospital, but that could change once he meets Amber's character.'"
"House M.D." Season Six Former Spoilers
May 17, folks. That's the date when the grumpy doctor you wish you were and the snazzy camera you wish you owned will join forces on American network television. The final episode in this season's run of House has been shot exclusively using Canon's 5D Mark II, and the show's director Greg Yaitanes has been taking questions about the experience on Twitter. PetaPixel have helpfully collated the Qamp;A session into a coherent pseudo-interview, which you'll be able to find at the source below. The major takeaway is that the crew liked the experience and didn't have to do an overwhelming amount of work to adapt to the different shooting method. Guess after SNL and its own movie, the 5D Mark II just had to go and do a guest appearance on its favorite TV
Question: "Where will Wilson's ex-wife (Cynthia Watros) be living when she shows up on House? I can't imagine she'll be shacking up with House and Wilson.—Dana"
Ausiello: "She hasn't moved in, but she's around a lot,² says Robert Sean Leonard, who reveals that Watros' meatiest scenes are actually with Hugh Laurie. ³I have the least to do in a way [of the three of us]. The whole dynamic of this is: the first wife returns, House hates her, and wants to start spying. I'm kind of the guy in the middle trying to keep peace. But it's a lot of fun to watch Cynthia and Hugh tear into their scenes."
February 15, 2010 - Garry P. sent us this link from TV Guide Canada where David Shore reiterates that Cuddy and House will get together:
"'Eventually, it's going to happen,' eludes show creator David Shore. 'This is the thing we've been dancing around, even before we knew we were dancing around it. They're two very flawed people, but they're two people that are very attracted to each other.'"
"Emmy-winning actress has been cast as Wilson's first ex-wife (he's had three) who comes back into his life as his new girlfriend.... I'm told Watros is on board for multiple episodes, the first of which is slated to air in April. Ironically, that's right around the time she's slated to reappear on Lost as Libby."
"'...we're doing one... that there's kind of a lockdown in the hospital so there's sort of five little stories in the episode where people are just trapped in a place to confront issues, confront people and we're having fun with that one as well, and Hugh Laurie's going to direct that.'"
January 22, 2010 (2nd) - Interesting Images - Cuddy's not really spoiler but...
"Jennifer Morrison... hints, should give her character, and viewers, closure.
'The audience is going to get the information they were looking for,' says the actress, who declined to confirm the exact length or timing of her return except to tease that it occurs during a 'really smart episode.'"
"I'm hearing something about a marriage proposal coming in the second half of the season. Also, remember House's loony bin lay, Lydia? There's buzz she may get a shout-out in the upcoming episode directed by Hugh Laurie."
November 26, 2009 - See the first three minutes of the upcoming episode "Wilson":
"...House's keepers are giving Lisa Edelstein's Cuddy her own Very Special Episode, to air on Feb. 8." Lisa Edelstein says of it, "'Yes. What's interesting about it is it lets you know what her world is like when you don't see her. When House does what he does. You see everything she has to deal with, and you get a better understanding of where she's coming from.... There's some sexual activity, there's some partial nudity.... The writer, Tommy Moran, said he couldn't imagine writing an episode without having me take a shower.'"
"Are true the rumors that Salma Hayek will be in two House episodes? Not true! When will you start planning out the second half of the season? Soon. Yes or No? Will we see anything else dealing with House's father issues concerning either/both John House and his bio dad? A bit. Any chance of the return of (Evil) Nurse Brenda Previn? Or the Clinic!? Not that i am aware. Greg each week the episodes are better!!!!! Is True that Lydia coming back?? Someday. Not soon. Do you think House loves Wilson? Maybe. Be sure to watch ep11. Aw, that's too bad! To make me feel better, could you tell me what eps so far you think will make H/W fans happiest? Today's read through of ep11 was insanely fantastic for any Hilson fans. That good!Cuddy is part of the drama! I think she should have more scenes! She is so funny even when this troublesome is funny OMG! This is becoming increasingly interesting! We have much Huddy? Yep! Is there any chance of an epidemic type episode this year or is that classified? You never know."
Question: "You recently said that Robert Sean Leonard should prepare an Emmy acceptance speech, so that must mean Wilson has some juicy storyline action coming up on House. What can you tell us about our favorite boy wonder oncologist? —Clover
Ausiello: "Don't be surprised if around episode 10 the tables turn and House ends up nursing Wilson back to health."
"'Known Unknowns'" Monday, Nov. 9 "After a wild night out, a teenage girl (guest star Anna Attanasio) is brought to Princeton Plainsboro with severely swollen appendages. The team must work to diagnose the young girl, who is less than honest about what happened the night she fell ill. As her condition worsens, she becomes unable to distinguish fact from fiction. Meanwhile, Cuddy, Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and House spend a weekend away from the hospital to attend a medical conference, but things don't go as planned when House's private investigator, Lucas (guest star Michael Weston), returns."
"'Teamwork'" Monday, Nov. 16 "After House's medical license is reinstated, he reclaims his role as Head of Diagnostics in time to treat Hank Hardwick (guest star Troy Garity), an adult film star admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for pulsating eye pain. Meanwhile, Cuddy is reminded that Princeton Plainsboro is not conducive to healthy personal relationships."
"'Ignorance is Bliss'" Monday, Nov. 23 "On the eve of Thanksgiving, House and the team take on the case of James Sidas (guest star Esteban Powell), an exceptionally brilliant physicist and author who traded his successful career for a job as a courier. For the ailing patient, intelligence is a miserable burden that has prompted depression and addiction, and this, coupled with a myriad of strange symptoms, nearly stumps the team. Meanwhile the doctors at Princeton Plainboro wrestle with strained personal relationships."
"Lake Arrowhead sets the scene for House's November sweeps episode. 'We go to a resort [for a] conference,' says Robert Sean Leonard. 'Wilson goes up there with a very clear idea of what he wants to say. He's giving a lecture and he wants to talk about something that House thinks will end his career. It's actually more serious.'
"Here's what sources spill about Cameron's departure: After Chase treads a thin moral line on a case involving an African dictator, he and Cameron both decide they should get out of Princeton while the getting's good. They plan to quit the hospital together and go somewhere else where they can focus on their relationship and on each other.
"And then House gets involved....
House... starts talking to Chase about Cameron. House suggests that Cameron forgiving Chase for his misdeeds with the dictator is out of character for her.
"Shortly thereafter, Chase has an inexplicable change of heart and decides he wants to stay with House after all. Cameron is understandably upset....
"According to insiders, this all goes down around episode eight.
If nothing else, this certainly casts a new light on what Jesse Spencer told us at the House premiere party in Hollywood last week: 'I've got a lot of storylines coming my way. There's a bit of dodgy doctoring going on. But dodgy doctoring is all we do on the show. Bend the rules a little bitthat's what House does. If House was practicing medicine [in the real world] he'd have lo[s]t his license on day one.'"
September 26, 2009 - If you missed Hugh Laurie on Jay Leno, see our news page.
"In an atypical season opener, House is a patient and almost all series regulars are absent. 'He's off the Vicodin, but he's also sort of being an ass or child or both,' [executive producer Katie] Jacobs says. The big question, which follows him back to Princeton-Plainsboro, is whether he can make deeper changes. 'Could it be a different House?' she asks. 'If House went into that hospital with a big, fat hole in his center, he doesn't come out full. Maybe one piece is there that wasn't there before.'
Any change in House will affect other characters.... Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), the oncologist who has been House's anchor, faces his own struggles after dealing for years 'with patients he can't cure,' she says.
September 7, 2009 - Rachel A. found something in the Ausiello Files that we missed:
"Michael Weston is returning to House this fall as private eye Lucas Douglas.... A Fox rep declined to comment beyond confirming that Weston will appear in an episode that goes into production this week."
"...some good news/bad news for fans of Chase and Cameron on House. The good: They're finally getting a juicy storyline. The bad: It's going to wreak havoc on their marriage. Oh, and speaking of wreaking havoc, she's back. You know who I'm talking about. Yeah, her."
"The final phase of Fox's slithery 'Snakes on a Cane' marketing campaign for House's sixth season. The caduceus-inspired image, which will be officially unveiled next Monday, was shot over the summer and, yes, those are real pythons canoodling Hugh Laurie. 'I remember Hugh asking the snake wrangler if the snakes had names,' recalls exec producer Katie Jacobs. 'He replied, 'No, because they don't come when you call.'"
August 27, 2009 - The House writer, SaraHess, Tweets:
"According to someone at the House/Wilson community, freelance... has tweeted that House and Wilson will still be living together in episode 6, so that gives us *at least* 5 (or 4, if the premiere counts as two) episodes of domestic! House and Wilson."
Question: "I'm so happy Cameron and Chase are getting their old jobs back on House. Got any more scoop about them?? — Sabrina"
Ausiello: "Their first significant fight as a married couple will take place in episode 4. And it's not going to be pretty."
Question: "In your column last week you mentioned that someone on House's team gets fired. Do you mean House's fellowship team? Or the general team, which would include Wilson and Cuddy? — Alisha"
Ausiello: "The fellowship team."
Question: "Is the character who gets fired on House leaving the show? — Sam"
Question: "...some awesome House spoiler!? — Mandi"
Ausiello: "A member of the team gets fired in the first three episodes!"
Question: "Is it true that House moves in with Wilson after he returns from the asylum? — Joe"
Ausiello: "It's true. That's one of two major life changes the ornery doc makes early in the season. What's the other one, you ask? Cooking lessons!"
August 11, 2009 - EW/Ausiello interview with Executive Producer David Shore who says, along with more subtle things: 1) The two hour premiere takes place over about three months and 2) They are now filming the fourth hour of the season.
August 1, 2009 - Official Fox Promo for Season Six First Episode via Spoiler TV
"Fox's "House" had lined up James Earl Jones as a guest star. He plays an African dictator who becomes a patient at Princeton-Plainsboro. The installment will air in the fall. The series starts its new season Sept. 21 with a two-hour episode.
"Fox isn't saying a lot more. But imagine Jones and Hugh Laurie getting into arguments. The show could be a scorcher."
(Note: "tobiatoo" on the Television Without Pity's House Forum guesses "this relates to the African soccer star casting call posted earlier.")
"Season six is underway, and Shore told us all about what to expect when the series returns on Sept. 21 to Fox. According to Shore: 'We're starting the season with a two-hour House movie directed by [executive producer] Katie Jacobsit's going to be great. Those two hours take place basically exclusively within the institution.'"
"Said Shore, 'I think that he's incredibly self-aware, but he has many masters, internally, that he has to serve.'"
"Then, once House makes his way home again, Shore said, '...we're following up on House getting his license back.'"
"But that transition is not going to be easy. According to Shore, 'We want to be honest about this; we want to follow through on what happens to House in an honest way.'"
For a one-armed man.
(One laughingly wonders if House is going on the run as per the old TV show "The Fugitive" where the hero was looking for the one-armed man who could clear him from the crime of killing his wife.)
Question: "We haven't heard anything new on House for a while. Can you give us something nice and juicy? — Mariel"
Ausiello: "Not sure if this is juicy but it's definitely nice: I think House and his asylum mates are going on a field trip to an amusement park in the two-hour opener. According to a completely sane insider, the show shot scenes on location at Universal Studios last week. I'm told House was working the Skydiving Fan. Whatever that is."
Question: "Will House recover from whatever it is that landed him in the psycho ward? — Catherine"
Ausiello: "You mean will he stop being crazy? 'No,' says Robert Sean Leonard. 'It would be like Quincy suddenly getting nice and loving examining dead bodies. There are certain things that are just givens about the show, and one is the general makeup of House's attitude and personality. He may stop hallucinating but he'd never stop being sarcastic.' Adds series creator David Shore: 'It depends on how we define better. That is the question. How sick is he? Does House want to get better? Can he get better? And how much better? And how much will the team be told and how will the dynamic shift with House away? Those are the questions we are going to deal with in the first bunch of episodes, and perhaps even the whole season to a certain extent.'"
See the above link for a question about seeing the home life of Cameron and Chase.
Martin in Hackensack, N.J.: Any word on who will be in charge while House is in the mental institution? Executive producer David Shore tells us, "We are going to have some fun with who is going to be running the diagnostics department. We're not bringing in anyone new right now, so it's going to be somebody you know."
See the above link for slight information on trouble ahead for Foreteen and from Lisa Edlestein on what she hopes to see ahead.
Question: "Why should non-Huddy fans tune into House next season? — Luke"
Ausiello: "Because the Princeton Plainsboro that House left in the season finale will not be the same one he returns to next fall. And admit it, you're dying to know how it'll be different. 'How [the hospital] works when he comes back will be different," teases exec producer Katie Jacobs. "A doctor can't check into a mental institution and just walk back into his job like nothing happened. We will not start forsaking reality. This [story] will have consequences.'"
See the above link for a question about seeing the home life of Cameron and Chase.
From E!Online's Watch with Kristin: "House executive producer David Shore says it's too early in the season to know if they're going to be introducing new characters. He says, 'We don't have any plans on that. As we get closer to the end of the year we might, but I don't think we've mined everything we can with the six fellows we've had there.'"
There is more.
New Season 6 Casting Calls(editor's summary - seems to be a story coming up about people associated with an African nation's soccor team)
Question: "Obviously the main focus of the House premiere will be House in the 'loony bin.' But what will the rest of the cast be up to? — Rachel"
Ausiello: "Enjoying the rest of their vacation. No joke. I'm told the two-hour One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-inspired season premiere will feature only two of the show's main players: House and Wilson. Everyone else will show up the following week. 'It is a bold move,' Hugh Laurie acknowledged to EW at last night's Paley Center for Media event, Creating Great Characters. 'We are moving into our sixth year and I suppose the writers felt that we couldn't just reprise the same stories, the same sets, the same look, the same problems. We needed to go on an adventure, and this is it.'"
June 21, 2009 - Latest from TV Guide Magazine "the show's cast and creators gathered June 17 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills to take part in a panel discussion titled 'The Creative Process: Inside House.' Here's what they told TV Guide Magazine":
"Executive producer David Shore said the Sept. 21 premiere episode will take place entirely within the mental institution where Dr. House landed at the end of last season."
"Laurie says he's excited to work with Braugher. 'I have admired him as one of the greatest actors there is'"
"The premiere will be directed by executive producer Katie Jacobs, who will shoot exterior footage at the same institution in New Jersey that was seen in last season's closing moments."
"Admitting that he neglected Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) and Chase (Jesse Spencer) over the past two seasons, Shore adds, "We actually have some very cool stuff coming up for themnot right out of the gate, but pretty early on." There may however be a bit less of Olivia Wilde (Thirteen), what with the actress also shooting Disney's Tron remake."
"Who do you get to diagnose what's going on inside Dr. Greg House's head? Someone formidable, someone who's just as smart and quick on his feet as House is.
"Someone like ... Andre Braugher.
"The Emmy-winning former star of 'Homicide' and 'Gideon's Crossing' -- where he worked with 'House' executive producer Katie Jacobs -- will guest on the two-hour season premiere of 'House,' the show's producers revealed at a Paley Center for Media event Wednesday night."
See the article for more details.
June 10, 2009 - Finale Questions Answered By Ileane Rudolph (Interview with House executive producer David Shore) had these including spoilers:
When asked how much of the finale was real, Shore said, "Every scene that House wasn't in was real. But even the stuff that House was in was real—it was just his perception of the lipstick/pills that was distorted. And there was no detox or sex."
The interviewer asks if House will really get sober this time and Shore says, "He's certainly going to purse that. We want to treat this seriously and we want to go down that road."
When asked why House entered a psychiatric institution "until Kutner's death, on top of Amber's death, he was somehow able to cope with [the Vicodin addiction]. He knows he needs to be locked up somewhere or it's just not going to work. He realizes he has a problem and he has to do something about it. How that will manifest itself is what next season is all about."
When asked if House would be back at work at the beginning of next season, Shore says, "We are going to be with House, but it's not going to be at Princeton-Plainsboro. We want to take it through the process that House is going through."
Shore is also asked about how the group will function without House. And there is more.
June 9, 2009 - Since we have not been keeping up as we should, Rachael B sent us these link which had these spoilers:
Ausiello Files from June 8, 2009:"House: With production slated to resume next week, House is looking to cast an actress in her early 20s to mid 30s who is proficient at playing the cello. Sounds like a run-of-the-mill patient-of-the-week, right? That's what I thought. But then I read the fine print on the casting notice: Interested parties must be available from June 15 through July 15. (Rumor has it this could be another one of House's fellow cuckoo nesters.)"
Ausiello Files from June 4, 2009: "Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast as House's psych hospital roomie, sources confirm to me exclusively....
"A House insider tells me producers are looking for other "interesting actors" to populate the psychiatric facility that became House's home in last month's finale. So if you're an actor who excels at riding the crazy train, forward this story to your agent ASAP."
May 20, 2009 - The writers are hard at work on the next season's episodes. Doris Egan (writer of the season finale and many other episodes, Twittered about it.
"Locked in room with Friend, Lerner, Foster, and Blake. Save me before I pitch this as the ST:TOS crossover episode."
Question: "Please, give me something about next week's season finale of House! — Angelina"
Ausiello: "There's so much I want to tell you I don't know where to begin. That's a lie, yes I do: There's a wedding!"
Question: "House-Cuddy scoop, please! Will I need tissues? — Eve"
Ausiello: "Not only will Amber be back, but another memorable Princeton Plainsboro alum will descend from heaven to haunt House next week. Guesses? Head to the comments!"
Question: "Please tell me House will see one last awesome Amber hallucination in next week's season finale! — Luke"
Ausiello: "Not only will Amber be back, but another memorable Princeton Plainsboro alum will descend from heaven to haunt House next week."
May 5, 2009 - If you'd like to visit the House set,
See our News Page link to the Charity Auction that offers that.
April 27, 2009 (2nd) - NOTE THE CLIP AT THE END OF THE QUOTE BELOW WITH VIDEO OF HOUSE AND CUDDY IN MONDAY'S EPISODE. Ask Ausiello says:
"In Monday's ep, House suspects his drug habit is fueling his Amber hallucinations, so he decides to quit Vicodin cold turkey. Cuddy comes to his apartment to personally empty out his medicine cabinet, a struggle ensues, and, before you know it, they're both on the bathroom floor and... well... roll the clip."
Question: "How long 'til House starts banging his hallucination?" — Adam
Ausiello: "Sit down, relax, and flash back to Jan. 26. It was on that day that I first broke news of the forthcoming plot involving Anne Dudek's dead doc. It was also on that day that exec producer David Shore went on the record as saying, "It would never be a dead ghost sex love triangle thing like on [Grey's]." Fellow e.p. Katie Jacobs added: "I think that would make a large [number] of people switch off their TVs. I think if we tried that, heads would roll." And that concludes our trip down memory lane."
Question: "A lot of Huddy fans fear that the House-Cuddy sex might not happen this season after all. Could you please reassure us? -- " — Camelias
Ausiello: "I'll do you one better. For the first time, I will run the actual transcript of the interview we did with David Shore and Katie Jacobs at House's 100th episode party back on Jan. 21. If this doesn't calm your nerves about the impending Huddy nookie-nookie, nothing will...
EW: What's the latest on House and Cuddy having sex?
Katie: We have definitely figured how the act will play out. And true to vibe of the show and the characters and thanks to David Shore's wonderfully creative twists and turns, it won't be what you expect. We have to be careful about making moves like that. We do not want to disappoint fans and just do something out of left field."
David: Yes we have figured out the details surrounding Huddy having sex. There is a light at the end of the tunnel for fans of Huddy hoping for a hookup. It definitely won't be what people expect. We have to do things our way, the House way. We wouldn't want to have the characters do anything out of character.
EW: Just to be clear, the sex will happen by the end of the season?
Katie: Yes. Now that we've given you that scoop, you have to leave us alone on everything else!
"Crews from the popular Fox TV show spent today [April 14] re-making the abandoned state hospital in Parsippany into the fictional Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital. They are expected to shoot some background scenes for next year's episodes of the popular series Wednesday morning."
"'The greatest impact is ultimately with House,' previews Katie Jacobs, 'because he's unable to rest with the idea that he did not see it coming and cannot explain it... . He has no resources, no family [to help him cope]....'
"'In addition to seeing House's team, Cuddy and Wilson reel from the death, 'We are going to see, perhaps surprisingly, Chase and Cameron's reaction to it. [We] are going to bring [them] to the forefront a little bit.' Says Shore, 'We will see some fallout with Chase and Cameron in an interesting way. [They] do not have a unified reaction.'"
"Monday, April 27
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) 'House Divided'
A deaf 14-year-old named Seth (guest star Ryan Lane) collapses after 'hearing' explosions while competing in a wrestling match and is brought to Princeton Plainsboro. When Seth loses vision in one eye and his condition worsens, the team faces an ethical dilemma involving his mother's (guest star Clare Carey) adamant decision to forego cochlear implants. Meanwhile, House's (Hugh Laurie) lack of sleep starts to play tricks on his mind, but he finds insomnia may be a gift instead of a burden."
"Monday, May 4
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) 'Under My Skin'
House and the team take on the case of a ballerina (guest star Jamie Tisdale) whose lungs collapse in the middle of a performance. When the treatment causes her skin to fall off, the dancer faces not only the prospect of never dancing again but also of dying an agonizing death. The team must use their imaginations to carefully choreograph ways to test and treat her delicate body without killing her. Meanwhile, House continues to suffer from what he thinks is insomnia, and he is willing to go to desperate measures to cure it."
"Monday, May 11
HOUSE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) 'Both Sides Now' Season Finale
House and the team are intrigued by Scott (guest star Ashton Holmes), a man whose left brain and right brain operate independently, leaving him with two distinct personalities and no control over some of his actions. As the two sides of Scott's brain struggle for dominance, his warring personalities make it increasingly difficult for the team to figure out what is causing the unique problem. The team is forced to use some unusual methods to get him to cooperate with their necessary testing. Meanwhile, when House refuses to make an appearance in the clinic, Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) takes an unconventional approach to force House to make up the time with a particular patient (guest star Carl Reiner)."
Question: "Will House and Cuddy kiss again before the end of the season" — Hilla
MATT: "If you, like many, suspect that Kutner's tragic death will in and of itself serve as the catalyst for more Huddy canoodling, think again. As exec producer Katie Jacobs points out, 'After such a horrible event, certain people would want to want to be closer and want to sort of couple up. But with House, it sends him in the opposite direction' — namely, toward another life-changing season finale."
April 8, 2009 - We have started a page on Kal Penn's leaving and Kutner's death on a new Kutner - Penn page for the informtion that comes in on how this came about and even what the actor's plans are.
"Kal Penn has left the show for good.... He asked to go.... I was incredibly honored a couple of months ago to get the opportunity to go work in the White House. I got to know the President and some of the staff during the campaign and had expressed interest in working there, so I'm going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison. They do outreach with the American public and with different organizations. They're basically the front door of the White House."
Katie Jacobs said they knew Penn was considering a career change "And then we took a writers retreat right at the beginning of December and David sort of had this 'A-ha' moment about how to both free Kal up to pursue other things and, most importantly, service where David wants to go at the end of the season with House's story."
"Dr. Kutner was born in Freemont, California. Tragedy marred his early life as he lost his parents, Karamchand and Niki Baidwan, who were shot during an armed robbery. After a couple of years in foster care, Julia and Richard Kutner adopted Lawrence....
"Kutner's girlfriend Nicole Brewster remembered that Lawrence, being adopted and of Indian ancestry, always felt like an outsider. But she said he didn't resent it - instead, he felt the experience gained him added insight and perspective....
"During his free time, Lawrence played water polo and swam competitively. He enjoyed science fiction and was a frequent participant in the Clarion Science Fiction Workshops."
"...what happens on screen is only half the story. For instructions on when and where you can get the scoop on the other half, check back immediately following the ep's closing credits at 9 pm/EST." At the above url --- look in the comments.
"in the season finale of Fox's House.... our man House (Hugh Laurie) stands near the front entrance of Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital and declares (loudly) to everyone in earshot that he's slept with Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein)!"
Question: "I know you're not going to reveal who is going to die.... But I need to know one thing, was it something House said?"
Hugh Laurie's Answer: "I've even got to be careful how I answer that because that is possibly true. One of the pieces of self-examination that House has to go through is the part that he played in this...event. Let me put it that way. I can go no further. But you're right, there is something in that. I can tell you that it's quite something. The last six shows are very, very ambitious, and we are going out on a limb here. House has problems of his own. And they're big problems."
Above link has video and this, "Unfortunately, Meat Loaf couldn't shed any light on what happens in the episode outside of his storyline except to say that "the whole storyline is about redemption and my character just ties into that really well." As for his character, he plays a man dying of heart failure whose wife collapses from respiratory failure, leaving the team to solve a double medical mystery."
Question: "What is the deal with the House promo for next week's episode? Why is it so dramatic? What's going to happen next week?" — Samantha
Ausiello: "Something very, very bad. And that's not a knock against special guest star Meat Loaf. I swear!"
Question: "Regarding the bachelor party coming up on House, there's a rumor out there that in order to prevent deportation, Chase gets married to Wilson." — Luna
Question: "Have you uncovered any details about Anne Dudek's return to House?" — Patrick
Ausiello: "I have, and this is the only one I'm prepared to divulge: House is the only one who sees her, and the vision does not take place while he's making love to Cuddy."
The patient is a man "whose left brain and right brain operate independently, which means he lives with two different personalities and has no control over his actions, according to a Fox source."
"Cuddy... must... convince House to complete his clinic hours, which is where Reiner's character comes in. He plays a clinic patient who gets House's attention."
Article confirms "The season finale airs May 11"
April 1, 2009 (2nd) - Twitters from Doris Egan on the filming of what must be one of the last, if not the last, episode of the season about the director of the episode that she wrote and has been rewriting:
"Greg has wrapped [for the day]. His efficiency confuses us." and "We've got many adventures ahead on this episode."
"Question: "Amanda in Tennessee: House scoopage, please? Does someone commit suicide? Which episode? Give us something, anything, new."
Answer: "We can only say that the House character death is permanent (he or she will not be back next season), and that the castmember did not want to leave—it was a creative decision."
March 30, 2009 - Twitter from Doris_Egan, which seems likely to be about an upcoming "House" episode that appears to be directed by Greg Yaitanes (who won an Emmy for the one he directed near the end of last year):
"Day 1 of shoot: Greg takes photo of me with eyes closed & emails it to me before 2nd scene. Directors so much more efficient than writers."
March 30, 2009 - "wintertide" posted on the House's House of Whining this summary of information from Executive Producer Katie Jacobs:
"KJ has said over and over again that something happens that causes everyone to re-evaluate their lives and sets off a series of events that leads to House's breakdown."
"'The last six shows it gets pretty extreme. And very ambitious and I'm nervous because, as I say it's ambitious and we're taking risks but I'm also very excited because I think it could be some of the best stuff we've done.'"
Question: "I'm so excited about the return of Chase and Cameron on House! Do you have any insider info on what they'll be doing?" — Leigh
Ausiello: "Do Twitter feeds qualify as insider info? 'Cause on March 16, Omar Epps and a bunch of his House cronies were tweeting about a big bachelor party scene that was being shot that day, fueling speculation that Chase is about to march down the aisle with Cameron. Sounds plausible to me."
Question: "Any truth to your frenemy's report about a big death coming up on House?" — Drew
Ausiello: "Yep, there's a lot of truth to it."
(Editor's note: We thought Ausiello was reporting a suicide on some show and never mentioned "House" with regard to a death except when asked about Kristin's report and since he would have mentioned knowing such a thing, there is more crediance to the idea that the suicide he was reporting for some show is the death that Kristin reported for "House".)
From Kristin on E! Online on next Monday's episode ('Locked In,' March 30)
"An Emmy-worthy performance by Mr. Def.... As for the fun stuff: There's a brief moment of flirting between House and Cuddy (the words 'I'll tie you up' are uttered), and it's revealed that one of the main characters has been seeing a shrink."
"I'm going to be pole dancing on TV. In an upcoming episode of 'House.'"
"It's not a huge role (I don't even talk) but I should end up with a nice bit of screen time because the doctors are talking about me."
This takes place at a "bachelor party"
"I got to see Robert Sean Leonard, whom I've had a crush on ever since he broke my heart in 'Dead Poet's Society,' dance around the room in his underwear."
March 22, 2009 (3rd) - This is turning out to be a major spoiler which even people who are interested in spoilers may not want to know more about especially if all information is iffy.
But the fans on various forums are coming to a general consenses on this. Some people claiming to have inside information may be influencing this and so the conclusion may have been manipulated. For those who do want to know what fans are saying, we have a separate spoiler page just for this which we plan to add to in the future. But again, this information is not verified to even the slightest degree and this kind of speculation has been wrong in the past.
Read at your own risk.
5.19 Locked In - self explanatory. This is the ep where House goes to New York on a mystery trip that's connected somehow with the traumatic finale.
5.20 Simple Explanation - This ep is the one where Meat Loaf is terminally ill and the team is treating his wife, and it looks like she may die before him.
5.21 No title yet. Hmm.
5.22 A House Divided. Could this be when the suicide happens?
5.23 Best Friend.
5.24 The Dinner
March 22, 2009 (1st) - Some forums including the spoiler thread at the Television Without Pity's House Forum have associated the death Kristin reports (below in yesterday's update) on "House" with a suicide of a major character that Ausiello discussed without mentioning the specific show. He says,
"A major character on a show we are obsessed with will commit suicide before the season is over -- and no one will see it coming. The shocking death will send shockwaves through the show and the fallout will be immense."
March 21, 2009 (2nd) - Doris Egan has been posting on Twitter that she has been in the process of rewriting.
And we are assuming that the rewriting is for an upcoming House script. We find this encouraging.
Katie Jacobs "has revealed that a character leaves or dies by season's end." Plus the following:
"House and Cuddy will hook up, but it will be complicated."
"Cameron and Chase will get more airtime."
"Foreman and Thirteen will continue to get jiggy with each other through the end of the season."
"the end of this season will find a big shake-up at the hospital.
'Something changes and it causes all of our characters to re-examine where they are. Everyone will take stock of where they are,' she says.
'The fall-out from that affects the beginning of next season, which will be a bit different before we get back to our usual House episode.'"
Question: "Is it true that House's Jennifer Morrison is finally back as a regular in the last four episodes of the season? — Mar"
Answer: "That is the buzz, yes. I pressed Peter Jacobson (aka Taub) to confirm as much, and all he would say was, 'At this point, I'm getting to know Jesse [Spencer, who plays Chase] and Jennifer a little better, which is nice. I had not been working with them, but now we're starting to come together in a way.' I took Remedial Reading Between the Lines 101 in school, and that to me suggests at least a bit more "Chameron" action to come."
"In the Fox hit's March 23 episode, rapper-turned-actor (ractor?) Mos Def will play a victim of locked-in syndrome, a paralytic condition that cuts off one's ability to move and communicate.... exec producer David Shore... [says] 'we were very conscious of wanting to tell our story our way and not simply tread territory that they already covered so well.'
"...much of the change-of-pace story will be told from the patient's point of view... a storytelling device that proved 'challenging,' Shore concedes. Also, Mos Def will communicate solely by blinking. But unlike Butterfly, the House episode -- which was directed by Dan Attias, the acclaimed helmer behind last week's road-trip-themed Big Love ep -- is less about the patient and more about what's going on around him. 'Our doctors are told to keep his mind active,' explains Shore, 'and they wind up saying things -- personal things - that they might not normally say.'"
The details of the final several episodes are being kept super-secret, apologized Morrison.... "We're on lock down right now. We have to sign out our sides every morning. They even have watermarks!'
.... "'All I can say is there's a lot happening for all of us. There are things that are going to happen that every character is impacted by. There are several things that are going to happen in the last five-ish episodes that kind of re-direct all of us.'"
The details of the final several episodes are being kept super-secret, apologized Morrison.... "We're on lock down right now. We have to sign out our sides every morning. They even have watermarks!'
.... "'All I can say is there's a lot happening for all of us. There are things that are going to happen that every character is impacted by. There are several things that are going to happen in the last five-ish episodes that kind of re-direct all of us.'
Question: "Rachel in Mesa, Ariz.: Enough with Cameron and Chase not getting enough screen time on House, I just want to know if they'll be back next season!"
Answer: "They have almost finished shooting the fifth season of House, and Jesse Spencer tells me, 'I'm proud to say that I'll be back, pretty much the whole time,' during season six."
And "charmingaussie" posted a confirmation on the Television Without Pity's House Forum: "I heard an interview on the radio this morning (in Australia) with Jesse Spencer and he said that something significant happens to Chase at the end of this season that will result in him being a regular next season. He wouldn't say what it was (of course) but he did say he couldn't believe it when he first read it."
February 19, 2009 (2nd) - Ask Ausiello had the following some days ago
Question: "So, how exactly is House going to make his pain magically disappear next week?" — Reina
Ausiello: "He switches to a new drug -- and no, it's not heroin. But that's not the big news, this is: House and Wilson go on a date!"
"The Season Finale Will Be 'Emotional': 'I think a lot of the stuff that's been brought to a boil will have to go somewhere as far as the personal relationships, as far as House and the journey he's been on this year with his own kind of transformation,' says Wilde....
"According to Shore: 'It's going to be emotionally, just, big. It's not going to be spectacular physically. The episode might not cost as much to film, but I think it will be just as interesting and just as satisfying.'"
February 5, 2009 - David Lomazoff directed us to the following information from TV Guide' Matt Mitovich, who says:
"I... can promise that Robert Sean Leonard has meaty stuff coming up later this season, only some of which has to do with Wilson's long-lost brother. Also, for what it's worth (and as hinted at this week), we'll also be spending a bit more time with Peter Jacobson's Taub."
"It's official: House and Cuddy will do the deed"
"At last night's 100th episode party for House... executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs finally revealed what has long been hinted at but never officially confirmed: House and Cuddy will have sex this season.
"'Yes, we have figured out the details surrounding Huddy having sex,"' declared Shore, adding that the duo will seal the deal before the end of the season. 'There is a light at the end of the tunnel for fans of Huddy hoping for a hookup. It definitely won't be what people expect. We have to do things our way, the House way. We wouldn't want to have the characters do anything out of character.'"
January 18, 2009 (3rd ) - Wikipedia's list of upcoming episodes
"With all the talk about the new Sherlock Holmes movie — starring Robert Downey Jr. as the idiosyncratic detective and Jude Law as his sidekick, Dr. Watson — it is both enjoyable and instructive to revisit the modern incarnation of the Holmes story, Fox's 'House,' particularly as Monday's return relates directly to the Holmes character.As 'Painless' opens, we see Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) in the bath, knees drawn up to reveal the massive scar that is the symbol of both his constant pain and his Vicodin addiction. (Holmes, too, is an addict, cocaine being his drug of choice...."
Some of the things revealed in this long interview include: "House returns Monday, January 19 (NOTE: Another new timeslot for the show!) at 8:00pm ET with an episode entitled 'Painless,' an ironic title given House's own problems with pain. This week's patient, suffering with pain more 'advanced and severe than House's,' according to Jacobs, has been referred by House's former fellow, Cameron. The patient's pain has become intolerable 'to the point where painkillers no longer work,' Jacobs explained. 'He's at a place where House may find himself at in years to come. That's the focus of the episode.' She continued, 'House is in a constant state of pain; believes that his drug use lets him do his job and relieve his pain. Cameron introduces the patient to House hoping that he sees some sort of version of what it might be like for him if he doesn't take better care of himself. She is worried about House, how he deals with his pain....'"
Jacobs also talks about the challenges Cuddy is going to be facing, "'Hopefully at some time she will find a balance, but it takes time,' she added. 'One of the things that is going to happen at the end of the next episode -- Cuddy will see if perhaps someone else can do her job for a period of time so she can spend more time being a mother.'"
Jacobs also discussing upcoming episodes: "episode 100, which is called 'The Greater Good.' Jacobs confessed that although they are excited and grateful to have gotten to 100 episodes, 'David Shore is committed to treating it no differently than any other episode. It's an intriguing episode, hopefully. But it's no different than any other episode,' she stressed, emphasizing that all episodes are handled with equal care. After the 100th episode will be one entitled 'Unfaithful,' which involves a priest. The ongoing storyline will continue to address 'what it means for Cuddy to take on motherhood.' In addition, there will be a hitch in Foreman's drug trial with 13...."
And "'In the upcoming episode 'Unfaithful,' revealed Jacobs... 'there's a piece of music so beautiful so evocative and amazing — and composed by Hugh Laurie!'"