House, also known as House, M.D., is a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on 16 November 2004.
House stars British actor Hugh Laurie as the American title character, a role for which he received the 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe Awards and 2007 Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor in a Drama.
Dr. Gregory House is a maverick medical genius, who heads a team of young diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (based directly on the Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, the teaching hospital affiliated with Yale University) in New Jersey. Most episodes start with a cold open
somewhere outside the hospital, showing the events leading to the onset
of symptoms for that week's main patient. The episode follows the team
in their attempts to diagnose the illness. Most North Americans can not place Mr. Laurie from past performances because of his excellent American accent! He is of British decent and has always had an unmistakable U.K. accent. In fact, in Great Britain he is a very well known actor from his long-time role in the ageless comedy "Blackadder" and played a heavy role in BBC's MI-5, a spy/thriller show that makes our "24" feel like daycare. MI-5 recently changed its name to "Spooks" in aneffort to better describe the character's jobs on the show.