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House, M.D.

House, also known as House, M.D., is an American medical drama, which debuted on the FOX network on November 16, 2004. The show was created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. During the 2007–08 United States television season, the series was the most-watched scripted program on TV and the third-most-watched program overall, behind American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.

House stars English actor Hugh Laurie as the American title character Dr. Gregory House, a maverick medical genius who heads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. The original diagnostic team consists of Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), and Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps). In the fourth season, this team is disbanded and House gradually winnows a field of forty applicants to a new team consisting of "Thirteen" (Olivia Wilde), Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson), and Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn). Other main characters are Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), Dean of Medicine and hospital administrator at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, and Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), head of the Department of Oncology and House's only friend.

House has gained various awards and nominations. Hugh Laurie received the 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama and the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. House received a 2005 Peabody Award for what the Peabody board called an "unorthodox lead character – a misanthropic diagnostician" and for "cases fit for a medical Sherlock Holmes," both of which helped make House "the most distinctive new doctor drama in a decade." The show also gained three consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006, 2007, and 2008. House ended after eighth seasons of broadcasting.

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Allison Cameron, M.D., is a fictional character on the FOX medical drama House. She is portrayed by Jennifer Morrison. An immunologist, Cameron was a member of Dr. Gregory House's team of handpicked specialists at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital's Department of Diagnostic Medicine. She was hired six months prior to the pilot episode.House explicitly informed her that he hired her based on her looks because he believed that a pretty girl who went into medicine shows greater dedication compared to an ordinary-looking student because the former could have easily used her looks to get an easier job. Cameron is known for her honesty, sincerity, idealism and strong ethical center. She is hyperopic and an atheist. Cameron objects to House's reliance on deceiving their patients and has gone head-to-head with him several times on the issue. She has also been reluctant to deliver bad news to patients or their families.



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Peter Jacobsen (Taub)
"Ugly" is the seventh episode of the fourth season of House and the seventy-seventh episode overall. It aired on November 13, 2007. The episode revolves around a teenager named Kenny with a major facial deformity. He is set to get surgery in order to remove the deformity, but has a heart attack just prior to the surgery. Dr. Gregory House, who still has not hired a new diagnostic team out of six interns, tries to figure out what is wrong with Kenny. Kenny was being filmed by a documentary crew during the process of the surgery, so House has to find out what is wrong with Kenny while being filmed by the crew.

The episode was watched by 11.4 million viewers, making it the eighth most-watched program of the week. The episode gained positive reviews by critics, who were surprised by the appearance of Dr. Chris Taub, one of the fellowship applicants, in the episode.

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Princeton Frist Campus Center back.jpg
Credit: Jterrace

The back entrance of the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University. Where exterior shots of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital are shot.

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