Ten fun facts about House
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House was among the top-ten rated shows in the United States from its second through its fourth season.
Distributed to 66 countries, House was the most watched television program in the world in 2008.
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.
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. Click here for more entertainment facts ❯
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