House Exclusive: Princeton-Plainsboro's New Dean of Medicine Will Be... [Major Spoiler Alert]!

It’ll be someone we’ve met before on the show!

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that producers are filling the Dean of Medicine post vacated by Lisa Edelstein’s Cuddy with a face familiar to fans of the Fox hit as opposed to bringing in a new cast member.

But who? I’ve been sworn to secrecy… except for the fact that I can reveal that Hugh Laurie’s new on-screen boss is one of the seven folks listed below. Peruse the options and then vote away in the comments!

Dr. Jeffrey Cole (Edi Gathegi): Though he was a real contender in House’s game of hospital Survivor, “Big Love” was eventually fired because he did the unthinkable: compromised with Cuddy. Perhaps there’s some unfinished business between him and his old boss…

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Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard): If House’s BFF were to ascend to Cuddy’s seat of power, it would inject some tension into one of TV’s most popular bromances. How far would our title doc push his pal? And how far would said pal let himself be pushed? Food for thought.

Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps): He replaced House himself back in season 6 (after Mr. Testy quit), so he probably has a leg up on the competition. Or does he? Since we’ve also seen that he’s willing to rebel when he’s got cause, Princeton Plainsboro might be reluctant to put him in charge of House.

Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer): He’s another one that doesn’t shy away from controversial decisions. He deliberately killed a patient, you’ll recall. With good reason, but still. Such a wild card might be an insurance nightmare for PPTH, but a thrill ride for viewers.

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Dr. Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson): Possibly the only candidate who is as willing to break the rules as he is good at getting away with doing so, this plastic surgeon is almost House’s obnoxious equal. Which is saying something. Not necessarily something nice, but you get the idea.

Dr. Sam Carr (Cynthia Watros): If Wilson’s radiologist first wife/ex-girlfriend were to make a comeback — and, in effect, as his boss, no less! — well, the fireworks all but set themselves off in this scenario! Beyond that potential rematch, even if she can handle her former spouse, could she handle House? Better bring the stun gun…

Edward Vogler (Chi McBride): When Cuddy talked the board of PPTH into keeping her then-future boyfriend and dumping its bucks-up new chairman — and his $100 million donation — House earned himself an enemy for life. If payback time is at hand, how steep would Vogler make the price?

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  1. Angelynna says:

    I could not agree more!! I DETESTED Vogler (the character, not the actor) because he was impossibly mean and arrogant (and NOT in the way House was)–he was the reason I stopped watching the show. I started watching again only after he was gone. If he’s back, I am gone! Along with other loyal viewers, I might add. Others have told me they felt exactly as I did about that character. Just saying…

  2. blueeyedangel74 says:

    I love House. He is the one who makes the show and Cutty, for that matter. It would not be the same without them.

  3. Nelsie says:

    I’m thinking along Sherlock Holmes lines. Would it work if Watson were his boss? No, because Holmes would just walk all over him. Moriarty (the shooter) is gone. Foreman? Too sadistically boring. My guess is the new Dean will be a representation of Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard — dull-witted, shrewd, opportunistic and unable to think himself out of a paper bag. Taub it is! Ugh.

  4. house says:

    It’s obvious that the New Dean won’t be Sam Carr, Big Love, or Vogler because none of them appear in the Season 8 Cast Picture (link below). So, that narrows it down to Wilson, Foreman, Taub, or Chase.

  5. Jasper Reid says:

    haha-I’d love to see Chase do it!

    Realistically(in my completely biased opinion), Wilson seems the man for the job.

    If ‘you know who’ gets it (hint: I’m not talking about Harry Potter) I’m out. Been there, done that, hated it. He should’ve left pronto after his appearance!

    I’m thinking last season of House. Hmm?