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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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Lisa Cuddy, M.D., is a fictional character on the Fox medical drama House. She is portrayed by Lisa Edelstein. Cuddy is the Dean of Medicine and hospital administrator at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. She is the only character of whom the show has never given any family information on. It is unclear whether or not she has siblings or whether her parents are dead or alive. However, a reference is made indicating she is Jewish in season 2 when House comments about her not having "luck with jdate", a popular online Jewish dating service. Cuddy attended University of Michigan where she was an undergraduate. During this time, she met Gregory House who had already been a legend on campus. Her dream of being a doctor began when she was twelve, and she graduated medical school at age twenty-five as second best in her class, and became the first woman and second youngest Dean of Medicine ever at age thirty-two. Cuddy knew House before the show takes place. She met him at the University of Michigan after he had transferred from another school, Johns Hopkins University.

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"No More Mr. Nice Guy" is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season of House, and the eighty-third episode overall. It was the first House episode filmed after the resolution of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. It aired in the United States on April 28, 2008. Dr. Gregory House notices a man named Jeff in the Emergency Room (ER), who he thinks is "too nice", Dr. House thinks that niceness is a symptom and tries to cure Jeff. Meanwhile, Dr. Eric Foreman , thinks the other diagnostic team members don't respect him. Whiles Amber Volakis and House try to create a deal in which they can both spend time with Dr. James Wilson.

The episode was watched by approximately 14 million viewers, making it the night's second most watched program, behind Dancing with the Stars. The episode gained mixed reviews from critics. Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times stated that the episode was "The worst House episode ever", while Gina Dinunno of TV Guide commented that she thought the episode was "pretty good".

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Actress, Olivia Wilde plays the character "Thirteen", introduced in season 4.

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