Robert Sean Leonard
House's Robert Sean Leonard is heading back to television.
Leonard has joined Falling Skies' third season for a five-episode stint, TV Line reports.
In the end, House's titular grumpy doctor almost literally rode off into the sunset with his best friend.
House finale: So, did "Everybody" die?
Although it seemed like a suicidal House (Hugh Laurie) was trapped in a burning warehouse...
House's series finale ominously promised "Everybody Dies."
House comes to an end: The cast and producers recall creating a curmudgeon
But the truer message was...
Hugh Laurie, House
Bolstered by American Idol, House quickly became a huge hit. At the end of the third season — which remains the show's highest-rated — the producers blew up the formula and forced House to rebuild his entire diagnostic team. It was the first of many bold (and controversial) storytelling choices. In Part 2 of our oral history, the show's creators and cast look back at the show's most memorable plots. (Read Part 1 here.)
In the Season 3 finale, House...
House, a risky, challenging and altogether different kind of medical drama, premiered on November 16, 2004, and turned the genre on its head with a true antihero lead: a doctor who has overt disdain for his patients — and people in general. But thanks to compelling writing and a career-defining performance by British improv-comedy vet Hugh Laurie, the show stayed on the air for eight seasons of abuse (both drug and verbal) and countless diagnoses that were almost never lupus. As House prepares to sign off for good (Monday, May 21 at 8/7c on Fox), TVGuide.com talked to the show's creators and cast about building the Emmy-winning drama from the ground up. This is the first of a two-part series....
After eight seasons and 177 episodes, House ends with an outbreak of poignant goodbyes. In the emotional run-up to the series finale — the episode, titled "Everybody Dies," airs May 21 at 9pm on Fox — each shooting day brought cheers, standing Os and misty-eyed send-offs. "A succession of daily memorial services, it was," as Hugh Laurie puts it. "Someone would yell, 'Hey, everybody, this is Omar Epps' last scene!' 'This is Jesse Spencer's last scene!' 'This is B camera operator's last scene.' The art director's. The sound technician's. It became hard to process all the finality."
It's amusing to imagine...
Imagine a TV world where the late-night comedy audience is not fragmented in a clutter of Dave or Jay or Stewart/Colbert, Conan, the Jimmys and Craig.
Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard
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Question: Needless to say, the very end of last week's House episode was a shocker. Do you think that this will be some catalyst to finally cause a permanent change in House and that the last episodes are watching that happen? That being said, I hope that next week's portrayed ending is not as drastic as it appears [in the teaser]. Irony aside, it just wouldn't be fair to the impacted character, and it would be too pedestrian a reason for such a transformation in House. — Suzie
After eight seasons and 177 episodes, House star Hugh Laurie can't quite put his finger on which hour he'll remember the most.
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"If I had a serviceable memory, I would probably have [a favorite], but I don't," Laurie says in the exclusive video below. (Our diagnosis: He's spent too much time memorizing rare diseases!)
Fortunately, some of Laurie's co-stars haven't suffered as much memory loss....
Hugh Laurie, House
The doctor is out. And while there isn't exactly huge outrage over House's cancellation (more than 70 percent of TVGuide.com voters agreed it was time to pull the plug on Hugh Laurie's curmudgeonly genius), many die-hard fans are left pondering just what sort of ending creator David Shore and his team will come up with.
House pulls the plug after eight seasons
"It's not going to be an unceremonious finish, I can tell you that," Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said during the Television Critics Association winter previews, when he acknowledged that he was talking with the show's creative crew about potentially wrapping things up. "It will absolutely have a satisfying conclusion. ... I can guarantee you there's no way David Shore is going to have the fans feel like it wasn't properly capped off."
So just how will viewers say goodbye to Dr. House? Let's ponder the possibilities...