Ten fun facts about House

Fact 1
House was among the top-ten rated shows in the United States from its second through its fourth season.

Fact 2
Distributed to 66 countries, House was the most watched television program in the world in 2008.

Fact 3
The show's main character is Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey.

Fact 4
Hugh Laurie, who plays House on the show, is actually British. He’s starred in many British comedy films and television series but House is his first American television endeavor.

Fact 5
The show received numerous awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and nine People's Choice Awards.

Fact 6
Hugh Laurie is also a writer (he's written a novel called The Gun Seller), a musician (he plays a number of instruments) and rides a motorcycle.

Fact 7
Three of the cast members are left-handed: Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, and Omar Epps.

Fact 8
The show was created under the working titles Chasing Zebras and Circling the Drain.

Fact 9
Robert Sean Leonard (Dr. James Wilson) was the first actor to be cast for the series.

Fact 10
Creator David Shore has always been a big fan of the popular character, Sherlock Holmes, and admits that several aspects of the show are loosely based on the character.

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Short about House
is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from Nov. 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012.

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