The Princeton Plainsboro Hospital, where Gregory House, an excellent doctor specializing in medical diagnostics, works, is at the center of the TV show. At the same time, House is an extremely unpleasant man who speaks the gross truth straight to the face, manipulates his subordinates and ignores the rules.

Since sometimes it seems that only Gregory House is able to sort out the most confusing cases and make the correct diagnosis, his colleagues have to somehow put up with the quirks of the genius doctor.

Revolutionizing the genre, “House M.D.” TV series turned a hospital drama into a real medical detective, forcing viewers with a sinking heart to watch how the main characters of the TV show diagnose various diseases.  However, not a pure procedural television series as conceived by the producers, “House M.D.”  features intriguing drama stretching from episode to episode.

Interesting Facts

  • The first episode of the TV show was released on November 16, 2004 on Fox. A huge hit with ever-increasing ratings, the TV series has been renewed several times. Aired for 8 seasons with 177 episodes in total, “House M.D.”  was canceled on May 21, 2012 following the release of “Everybody Dies,” the television series finale.
  • David Shore, “House M.D.” creator, continues to expand the medical theme on television. “The Good Doctor”, a TV show that tells the story of the genius autistic doctor, is his latest television project to date.
  • The success of this and other TV shows can illustrate how television has evolved over the past few years. With 81 million views in 4 years on air, “House M.D.” was voted the most watched television series in the world in 2008. It took the “Bridgerton” only a month to reach the same heights in 2021.


House M.D. is an American-made medical detective TV series. The first season of the TV show premiered on November 16, 2004 on Fox.

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