House, M.D./At a Glance

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Basic Information

  • Full Name: House, M.D.
  • Premiere Date: November 16, 2004
  • Finale Date: —
  • Network:
  • Airtimes:
  • Special Airtimes:
    • Monday at 8PM (2x13)
    • Wednesday at 8PM (2x21)
    • Sunday at 10:15PM (After Super Bowl) (4x11)

International Viewings

Trivia

  • The hospital at which the series is set is the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, a fictional hospital in New Jersey.
  • The main title theme is a sample from the song "Teardrop" by Massive Attack.
  • David Shore has claimed that much of the character of House was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic hero Sherlock Holmes. The comparison goes beyond the names "House" and "Holmes" and the brilliant minds balanced with disagreeable attitudes. Both are addicted to narcotics (House to Vicodin; Holmes to cocaine and opium), both have best friends with suspiciously similar names who ground them to the concerns of ordinary humans (Dr. James Wilson for House; Dr. John Watson for Holmes), both play a musical instrument (House the piano; Holmes the violin) and both have mysterious love interests in their pasts (Stacy Warner is to House as Irene Adler is to Holmes). In 2x07 - Hunting, it is even revealed that Dr. House's apartment number is 221B, a reference to Holmes' famous address at 221B Baker Street. Shore has also said he chose the title House (as opposed to such alternatives as Chasing Zebras) because he preferred the Holmes reference. In fact, Doyle's inspiration for Holmes was a doctor whom he met while in the British military, who could supposedly diagnose patients without even meeting them, leading some to claim that House was not based on Holmes, but rather, Holmes was based on a real-life House. (See also: House, M.D./Gregory House.)
  • Exterior shots of the hospital are the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.
  • Both Hugh Laurie and Jesse Spencer are the sons of real-life doctor fathers. Spencer's two older brothers and younger sister are also all doctors.

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

2005-06

(3 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Best Drama Series
  • Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lisa Edelstein

Emmy Awards

2004-05

(5 Nominations, 1 Win)

  • Won: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
David Shore - 1x21 - Three Stories
  • Nominated: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Christopher Hoag - 1x01 - Pilot
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie
  • Nominated: Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Amy Lippens
  • Nominated: Outstanding Main Title Design
Matt Mulder, Jake Sargeant, Dan Brown & Dave Molloy

2005-06

(4 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series
  • Nominated: Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
Derek R. Hill & Danielle Berman - 2x02 - Autopsy, 2x12 - Distractions & 2x13 - Skin Deep
  • Nominated: Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Amy Lippens & Stephanie Laffin
  • Nominated: Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series
Gerry Lentz, Richard Weingart & Russell C. Fager - 2x20 - Euphoria (1)

2006-07

(4 Nominations, 1 Win)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie
  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
David Morse
  • Won: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Dalia Dokter, Ed French, Jamie Kelman - 3x06 - Que Sera Sera

2007-08

(4 Nominations, 1 Win)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie
  • Won: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Greg Yaitanes - 4x15 - House's Head
  • Nominated: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (original Dramatic Score)
Jon Ehrlich and Jason Derlatka - 4x04 - Guardian Angels

2008-09

(3 Nominations, 1 Win)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie
  • Won: Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
Von Varga, Juan Cisneros, Richard Weingart & Gerry Lentz - 5x22 - House Divided

Golden Globes

2005

(1 Nomination, 1 Win)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Hugh Laurie

2006

(1 Nomination, 1 Win)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Hugh Laurie

2007

(2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Best Television Series - Drama
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Hugh Laurie

2008

(2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Best Television Series - Drama
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Hugh Laurie

Peabody Awards

2005

(1 Win)

  • Won: Peabody Award

Directors Guild of America Awards

2005

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' Night
Paris Barclay - 1x21 - Three Stories

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2005

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie

Writers Guild of America Awards

2005

(1 Nomination)

  • Won: Episodic Drama
Lawrence Kaplow - 2x02 - Autopsy

American Film Institute Awards

2005

(1 Win)

  • Won: TV Program of the Year

Other Awards

Artios Awards, USA

  • Nominated: Best Dramatic Pilot Casting (2004) - Amy Lippens, Coreen Mayrs & Heike Brandstatter

BMI Film & TV Awards, USA

  • Won: BMI TV Music Award (2005) - Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall & Mushroom Vowles

Golden Reel Awards, USA

  • Nominated: Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form: Sound Effects/Foley (2004) - Barbara Issak, Craig T. Rosevear & Bradley L. North - 1x02 - Paternity
  • Won: Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form: Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement - 2x02 - Autopsy

Image Awards, USA

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2004) - Omar Epps
  • Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series (2005)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (2005) - Omar Epps

Satellite Awards, USA

  • Won: Outstanding Television Series, Drama (2005)
  • Won: Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama (2005) - Hugh Laurie
  • Won: Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2005) - Lisa Edelstein
  • Nominated: Outstanding DVD Release of a TV Show (2005) - House, M.D.: Season One

Saturn Awards, USA

Teen Choice Awards, USA

  • Nominated: Choice TV Show: Drama (2004-05)
  • Nominated: Choice TV Breakout Show (2004-05)
  • Nominated: Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male (2004-05) - Jesse Spencer

Television Critics Association Awards, USA

  • Won: Individual Achievement in Drama (2004-05) - Hugh Laurie
  • Nominated: Outstanding Achievement in Drama (2004-05)
  • Nominated: Outstanding New Program of the Year (2004-05)

Young Artist Awards, USA

  • Nominated: Best Performance in a Television Series (Comedy or Drama) (2005) - Guest Starring Young Actress - Jennifer Stone - 1x16 - Heavy