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House Scoop: Knocked Up Actress Joins Team

Is laughter the best medicine? Fox’s House may put that axiom to the test with the addition of funny lady Charlyne Yi as a series regular.

House Exclusive: New Details on Season 8 Premiere

A stand-up comedienne whose acting credits include Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up, the semi-autobiographical docu Paper Heart (which she wrote, and costarred then-beau Michael Cera), and NBC’s Love Bites, Yi is joining the medical drama as another new addition to the Princeton-Plainsboro diagnostics team.

House Exclusive: Cuddy’s Replacement Will Be [Major Spoiler Alert]!

Yi and fellow newbie Odette Annable (Brothers & Sisters) effectively fill the void left by Amber Tamblyn (whose med student Martha Masters exited stage left last spring) and Olivia Wilde (who is expected to only make a handful of appearances this season as Thirteen).

House premieres its eighth season on Monday, Oct. 3, now airing at 9/8c. Yi first appears in the new cycle’s second episode.

What do you think of this latest addition to House‘s team? Do you think that the new doc, if she possesses any of Yi’s comic chops, might manage to disarm House?



Comments (169)

  • wow weird casting

    Comment by ggny – August 2, 2011 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It appears the people at House seem to be shooting for jampacking as much as they can into their final send-off. Something about a bunch of cooks in the same kitchen applies here.

      That being said, it doesn’t make sense to judge it at this point. It’s the last season, people who have stuck with it are going to watch. They could recast Chase’s part with Fabio, and I would still watch at this point. It was it is. I am more concerned for the show’s legacy than anything else.

      Comment by Adam Newland – August 2, 2011 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah… the legacy is good and tarnished at this point. The show gave up on preserving itself for posterity a long time ago.
        Though it’s kind of amazing how none of these recent developments are encouraging. I thought SOMETHING would look promising, but the augmentations just reaffirm my decision to quit the show.

        Comment by Sam – August 2, 2011 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Not me.I watched House since day one but if they had recast Chase I would have definitely stopped watching even if it’s the last season.
        Well another addition to the team confirms that the new DoM is one of the team .I guess it’s Foreman again,God help us.

        Comment by Dan – August 3, 2011 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t think it’s a stretch to predict the character will be quirky, self-deprecating and/or awkward…

      Comment by Alicia – August 2, 2011 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Robots with interchangeable heads are looking increasingly likely…. Maybe if there’s a season 9…. :/

        Comment by Dani – August 2, 2011 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Well there surely will be if DShore has his way! He’s already slayed the dragon called dignity… and as long as the checks clear Hugh will be there too.

          Comment by Alicia – August 2, 2011 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Nope. After Season 8, Hugh Laurie is going HOME.

            Comment by Uh-uh – August 2, 2011 08:29 PM PDT  
          • ^^^Oh, I don’t know about that… He still doesn’t have an Emmy, and if he fails to win again this year I bet he could be “persuaded” to re-up for a couple more seasons.

            Comment by Alicia – August 2, 2011 08:36 PM PDT  
          • I bet he won’t. I don’t think he gives a sh-t about getting an Emmy, and if he does and he loses again (which is likely), he’ll be giving us all the “V-sign” (British for “shove it”) out the window of the DC-10 (First Class, of course) that carries him HOME to Little Mama and the Three Laurettes. Gone, Baby, Gone.

            Comment by Uh-uh – August 2, 2011 09:05 PM PDT  
          • Hugh Laurie may have a busy movie career that keeps him in the US after House. He and his wife bought a home in the US. By the time Hugh Laurie finishes this upcoming season, all his children will be in college. I know that at least one is going to college in the US.

            Comment by @Uh-uh – August 3, 2011 05:26 PM PDT  
  • Well, that might help make the next season watchable.

    Comment by Cameron – August 2, 2011 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is…. very random.

    Comment by aj – August 2, 2011 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s called throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing what sticks.

      Comment by Iris – August 2, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • How else do you know if your spaghetti is “done?”

        Comment by Dage Dreams – August 2, 2011 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very weird casting. Can’t help but think its all going down hill from here.

    Comment by dani – August 2, 2011 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree but like Masters House gets to mess with some more new doctors heads. Wouldn’t that be entertaining?

      Comment by Carol – August 3, 2011 07:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess that’s all they can afford LOL

    Comment by tracy – August 2, 2011 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like House is trying to meet their female quota.

    Comment by KT – August 2, 2011 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LMAO…WTF???

    Comment by bella – August 2, 2011 06:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She is really funny!

    Comment by MDEP – August 2, 2011 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok so the Diagnostics team will consist of:
    ….
    Foreman
    Taub
    Chase
    Thirteen (when she’s there)
    Annable’s character
    Yi’s character
    …..
    WTF? How many team members does he need? All this no doubt to appease the need for female cast members. With Lisa gone and Olivia doing fewer eps (at her same salary no doubt), the lack of estrogen will be damning for the show. Sorry but this casting of Annable and Yi makes NO sense at all, not in the final season. They really screwed this one up big time.

    Comment by Jessica – August 2, 2011 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I guess whilst House has been making friend with all the inmates in generic prison, the diagnostics department was disbanded. Foreman and Taub fought to the death over Cuddy’s scraps and Chase went back to surgery, whilst 13 got, well, worse.

      Comment by Dani – August 2, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I just love “whilst.” Its so British-y.

        Comment by God Save the Queen – August 2, 2011 11:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • *listens to national anthem* I’m glad you’re still enjoying our words… ;)

          Comment by Dani – August 3, 2011 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • one of them (probs foreman) will take over for cuddy

      Comment by amelia – August 2, 2011 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But CCF are the best! The original!
      Cameron, Chase and Foreman the best team forever and ever!

      Comment by Carla – August 2, 2011 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why do feel the need to speculate on Olivia Wilde’s salary remaining the same?
      Do you think she’s getting paid big money or something? lol
      You just looking for something to hate on?

      Comment by sadtroll – August 2, 2011 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agree with this. too many on the team, this is. and if OW wants to go make movies, let her. The character is not that important that we need closure on her or what happens to her. You want ratings? Let her come back for one special episode where they kill her off. I’m not a 13 hater, but i don’t understand the special treatment she and the character both receive. Especially in light of the myriad of fans that truly DO dislike the character. My theory? David Shore has a major unrequited crush on OW and keeps bringing her back so he can have an excuse to see her, talk to her, smell her hair….

      Comment by jj – August 3, 2011 03:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hmmm….just one day after Ausiello announces that Cuddy’s replacement will be a character we have already me we learn that there will be a new team member. Seeing as this new addition gives House a team of 5 (technically 6 if you count Thirteen who will presumable still be part of the team for a while) which is bigger than any team he ever had. UNLESS…these two new actors are not filling the void from Wilde and Tamblyn, but the viod from Wilde and Omar Epps with Foreman taking the role of Dean of Medicine. I thought it would be Wilson taking the role, but this way makes more sense. Plus, I doubt the hospital board woule trust Wilson to control House.

    Comment by Janine – August 2, 2011 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess this means that the new DoM will come out of House’s current team: Chase, Foreman or Taub… otherwise, it would sure be crowded. If those are the candidates, I vote Foreman.

    Comment by Laura – August 2, 2011 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am really at a loss to understand the logic being put forward by posters on this site.
      Why do some people feel that – although House is / will be considered poison – that individuals like Foreman will be promoted at least 2 levels. What would this be based upon? Their primarly experience is working for House! Where is the logic here?

      If I were David Shore, I would worry far more about how I am going to get House a medical license and a job – of any type – much less as a department head at PPTH

      Comment by J. Norman – August 3, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As HL so aptly put it, Lisa Edelstein played the leading dramatic lady, the comedian and the nemesis. It makes sense they would hire multiple genre actresses to fill the gaps in the cast. It’s going to be a bizarre season.

    Comment by Luc – August 2, 2011 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • same here…

      Comment by bruna – August 2, 2011 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey if they can find Dopey they’ll have all of the Seven Dwarves…

      I can’t comment on the actress because I’ve never seen her in anything, but I’m puzzled as to how hiring another team member is saving them money… *scratches head* I’m guessing OW’s stint this year really will be minimal…

      Comment by Dani – August 2, 2011 06:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • But Olivia will be paid her full salary. Which means they’re not saving money at ALL. Odd….. They can’t afford to pay Lisa E. her full salary but they *can* hire *two* new actresses? I’m no mathematician but this does not add up for me….. I guess someone over there must be *really* bad at maths.

        Comment by Claudia – August 2, 2011 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Olivia Wilde is a guest star now
          ”But Olivia will be paid her full salary” NO

          Comment by Carla – August 2, 2011 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • She will be paid for the episodes she stars in. Any episodes she misses due to filming movies she will not be paid for. Most actors working on TV shows are paid per episode, Uusually when a show is struggling with budget cuts you see a number of characters appear less frequently. This is simply because as they are paid per episode it saves money to not feature them in every episode.
            It is highly unlikely that Olivia Wilde will be paid a salary for 24 or so episodes when she is only apperaing in maybe 4 or 5 of them.

            Comment by John Chisholm – August 4, 2011 02:15 AM PDT  
        • Well since they’ve got the money and the accountants and all you’ve got is free time and the urge to bitch and moan on the internet, yeah they must be bad at maths…

          Comment by Claudia's math teacher – August 2, 2011 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Precious Stone said that Hugh said that. I personally doubt that Hugh said any such thing. And they’ve since taken that “quote” down from their site.

      Comment by Yeah, right – August 2, 2011 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually it is a quote from the official House MD guide.

        Hugh Laurie said of Lisa Edelstein: “Lisa is an absolute joy. There was a show–I can’t name it–that won an award. They all got up onstage and waved to the crowd and I was looking at these women [and thought], Oh, I see what you have done here. You’ve got the beautiful glamorous one, the kooky funny one, the downtrodden miserable one, and I was thinking that Lisa Edelstein does all of that. It takes all those of you to do what she is doing every week and people are giving you the award. It’s so unfair.”

        So while people who don’t like LE hate it, HL does respect her. There’s no reason to disrespect any of these actors. They like and respect each other, and maybe the fans should do the same.

        Comment by Luc – August 2, 2011 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Oh, Christ. A Huddy.

          Comment by Yeah, right – August 2, 2011 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • No. Not a huddy. Sorry. Just someone who would rather be respectful even with people with whom I don’t share opinions.

            Comment by Luc – August 2, 2011 09:43 PM PDT  
          • There was nothing in that post that suggested a Huddy. What’s with the attitude? A lot of fans are sick of the disrespect. Luc is right. None of these actors deserve to be disrespected even if you don’t like the story. That goes for everybody; don’t care who or what you ship.

            Comment by Crickett – August 2, 2011 09:51 PM PDT  
          • I’m not sure I buy the so-called quote, either. Too much contradictory back-story in the cyber-air, much of which could post-date the “quote,” of course. No matter; in light of recent events, its no longer relevant.

            Comment by Borealis Babe – August 2, 2011 10:53 PM PDT  
          • Erm well I’ve certainly seen a season 5 interview where Hugh said that if he was a viewer there’s no two people he’d rather watch on TV that LE and RSL… Unless I hallucinated the whole thing. Why wouldn’t Hugh also say that?

            Comment by Dani – August 3, 2011 06:15 AM PDT  
          • Obviously he doesn’t watch much TV. But like “Babe” said: Its no longer relevant.

            Comment by Dial it back, why don't ya? – August 3, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  
  • -agree with you! after that scoop, the next DoM will be one of the team members.

    Comment by bruna – August 2, 2011 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • …i don’t know the actress, so nothing to say.
      About House, hope season 8 is the last. this show became a mess and it’s very sad!

      Comment by bruna – August 2, 2011 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Which means they will take a lot of creative license in this “promotion.” Ugh! How much more? This is not making me excited for the next season!

      Comment by Wendy – August 2, 2011 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is weird. Hopefully it will make it interesting…maybe? They can’t really make the show worse than it already is. XD

    Also, her first name is spelt wrong in the first paragraph.

    Comment by Gen – August 2, 2011 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yaitanes end suffering

    Comment by LOLA – August 2, 2011 06:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The station just needs to bring Cuddy back, whatver it takes.
    They are crazy to let her go.

    Get the funds and make her an offer she can’t reuse.

    Comment by ana – August 2, 2011 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NOOOOO Huddy was a ratings disaster. This is a business, if she brought in the numbers they would have found the money to pay her.
      Huddy couldn’t hold the audience it inherited, why on earth would anybody want to continue down that road??

      Comment by sara – August 2, 2011 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yet they do want her back. Funny how that works. And yes, I am speaking in the know.

        Comment by FoxLady – August 2, 2011 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You said it all FoxLady

          Comment by Jara – August 3, 2011 12:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Really? They want her back? How do you know, FoxLady? There doesn’t seem to be any gabbery generated by FOX or LE’s people supporting your statement. If FOX really does want her back, they’re clearly not falling all over themselves in the attempt. Truly, I would like to know what you know; I think it would be kind of cool to have her come back, especially in light of all of the controversy she generated this summer by her departure. So, spill it PLEASE…!

          Comment by Really? – August 3, 2011 01:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I’d love to have Lisa Edelstein back on the show. There will be a big void without Cuddy.

            Comment by Sara – August 3, 2011 04:52 AM PDT  
      • Bad writing was a ratings disaster. The show lost viewers because the H/C relationship was not developed properly, and lost more viewers after bombshell because the break-up and post break-up were written even worse. Not to mention the final.

        Comment by Serena – August 3, 2011 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Funny because all huddys kept saying how great and brilliant was the writing for season 7 until the end of Bombshell! And if people wanted huddy why the premiere had only 1o millions of viewers? No, huddy was a dysaster simply because most viewers could care less about it and Cuddy.

          Comment by Kim – August 3, 2011 06:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • And if people didn’t want it why the ratings get worse after the break-up? ;-)Sorry, for some viewers huddy was the reason to watch or the reason to not watch, for many others the problem was not in a single character and/or a storyline but just in the way they were written. The general disappointment about the season finale certainly is not limited to a small group of angry huddy fans.

            Comment by Serena – August 3, 2011 04:11 PM PDT  
          • It really wasn’t just one thing. The writing was pretty dire from very early on in the season for just about all the characters and the POTWs were nearly all pretty lame…

            I think they are flogging a dead horse, especially as Shore doesn’t know how and when he’s going to end it. I guess he’s waiting for Fox to tell him. That’s dire when the likes of Weiner and Gilligan are planning umpteen seasons ahead…

            Comment by Dani – August 5, 2011 08:05 AM PDT  
    • Uh, why would she go back to them? Unless she’s on a relief mission to help people less talented than herself?
      They made their bed and will have to lie in it.

      Comment by Alicia – August 2, 2011 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She’d go back to them because its GUARANTEED WORK, which translates into a GUARANTEED PAYCHECK, which is something she does not have right now, beyond the 3 or 4 episodes of TGW at what is very likely considerably LESS MONEY per episode than what she was offered for the final season of House. Money, money, money!!!

        Comment by Obviously – August 3, 2011 01:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • If all she wanted was money, she could have sucked it up and stuck around for another season rather than taking her chances elsewhere. For whatever reason, she chose not to do so.

          Comment by Sharona – August 3, 2011 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Sorry, Sharona and Obviously but all sources says she left for money, money, money claim!
            Her big ego is so great, she probably consider herself able to find a job paying more. Results: just three episodes like guest star, good job Lisa! LOL

            Comment by carla – August 4, 2011 11:33 AM PDT  
      • Sure, HL, RSL are less talented than LE, my you made me laugh so hard! Even JS is able to give better performance than her.

        Comment by Sam – August 3, 2011 01:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • She’s obviously not talking about the actors…

          Comment by Maria – August 3, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Bingo ;). Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing.

            Comment by Alicia – August 3, 2011 08:50 AM PDT  
  • This is a dream or hallucination, right? We’re supposed to search for clues to explain the insanity. Wait! We did that last season and we got KABOOM. Maybe this season if we keep track of all of the inconsistencies, canon violations and out of character moments we will get a BAM! This is just weird. Now we know the 20 vicodin refers to the drugs they are on.

    Comment by Doya – August 2, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With each new detail of the new season revealed, it becomes less and less desirable to tune in. Sam as the new Dean might give some plot interest if written well, but otherwise it sounds hopeless. The two new cast members add no character interest whatsoever. I would have liked to have seen a strong male character for a change of pace.

    Comment by Ben – August 2, 2011 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It does seem like they want to continue to alienate the fans. They are doing nothing to make this sound intersting at all. First we replace the tortured hero with a random-act-of-violence nutcase House, then we lose Cuddy, now we get these random new additions with no appeal at all? They have really lost it!

      Comment by WTH? – August 2, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It is baffling. This means they are going to want to build a rapport between the audience and two new characters, as well as dealing with the other changes in the team dynamic, alongside giving enough time for House and Wilson to rebuild their bromance. And that’s all aside from House dealing with what he did to Cuddy and getting to grips with his issues… Good luck with that!

        Why do I get the feeling Shore is envisaging a season 9? :S

        Comment by Dani – August 2, 2011 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They may not have the money and the budget could be the reason behind these choices. The news of late coming out of the camp lately very awe inspiring.

          Comment by Sara – August 3, 2011 05:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stupid! If they could afford all of these new characters they should have kept Lisa Edelstein and paid her what she is worth! This season will suck and they will lose way more money from lack of viewers!

    Comment by chrys – August 2, 2011 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lisa Edelstein is selfish, she don’t deserve more money than her colleagues like Omar Epps. She is not the ”star” so why she want higher pay? I’m happy she is gone for good, she is ungrateful with TPTB, FOX and her fans! I think Odette and Charylne are less megalomaniac, pretentious and capricious, I’m sure they are humble and correct.
      Welcome Odette and Charylne!

      Comment by Sara – August 2, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Erm… FYI she didn’t want higher pay, she just wasn’t prepared to take the paycut that was put on the table and left. I don’t think that constitutes meglomania and at the end of the day it’s just a job…

        Comment by Dani – August 2, 2011 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Also RSL played hardball with the network and I imagine would have walked had they not maintained his salary, as he made it clear theatre was where his heart lay and he’s only there for the money. Fair play to both him and Lisa for not undervaluing themselves.

          Comment by Dani – August 2, 2011 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • That should tell you the value that FOX had for RSL v. LE, shouldn’t it? I think Nielsen numbers had a whole lot to do with which supporting player was offered what amount of money. It’s Hollywood: they’re not there to entertain, they’re there to get rich.

            Comment by Duh – August 2, 2011 08:38 PM PDT  
          • Though his “I love money but want to do theater” stunt didn’t exactly help his fellow castmates out. Business is business, but damn, that was some ruthless sh-t. Like crossing a river and then pushing the raft away behind you. He really didn’t give a f-ck about those following after him. What kind of negotiating leverage do LE, Omar and Jesse have when the guy made a production out of threatening to to quit.

            Comment by Iris – August 2, 2011 08:47 PM PDT  
          • My point exactly, and the “ruthless sh-t” worked. At least for him.

            Comment by Duh – August 2, 2011 08:58 PM PDT  
          • Let’s please not attack these actors for any of their decisions. We all have rights to put values and to set limits and goals for ourselves. These people are no different. Doing what is right for them does not make them “bad guys.” LEt’s stay focused and not resort to this tone, please.

            Thank you.

            Comment by Luc – August 2, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  
          • Why do people always act like RSL is a bad guy because he does it for the money? It’s just a job for all them, of course they do it for the money. He’s just more honest and open about it :p

            Comment by k – August 2, 2011 11:02 PM PDT  
          • Luc, you need to step off. No one is attacking anyone. RSL did, in fact, play hardball with FOX and got exactly what he wanted. I’m sure LE’s rep likewise pushed her agenda, but crapped out. These are facts, not idle speculation. Hollywood is a business run by businessMEN. RSL got shine-ola, LE got sh*t. No one said diddly about either one of them being a “bad guy.”

            Comment by Grow up – August 2, 2011 11:03 PM PDT  
      • I understand you don’t like LE, but please keep the comments civil. It reduces the enjoyment of these comment sites when people refuse to show each other respect even when their opinions differ. If you like the direction, please celebrate it, but don’t resort to these attacks.

        Thank you.

        Comment by Luc – August 2, 2011 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s easy, RSL is worth the money while LE proved to be useless hence tptb didn’t want to pay her the money she asked for especially for someone who was going to be in the background again after the Cuddy/huddy fiasco.

        Comment by Sam – August 3, 2011 01:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yes!welcome all unemployess actors to House! You can work for free food in this genious show, so you won’t called selfish!

        Comment by alise – August 3, 2011 03:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It does not make sense hiring two full-time new actors and let Lisa go. It wasnt all about the money then. I was just hoping that the DOM was going to be someone new, who can reign House in, but with Cuddy gone, none of the contenders make the cut…it’s like the show runners want hurry things up and get over it. So sad. :(

    Comment by tahina – August 2, 2011 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because they probably got these two new actors for scale, which I think is roughly $10K an episode, but I could be wrong. Still lotsa money, especially to a couple of relatively unknown actors and poor schlubs like us.

      Comment by Money, money, money – August 2, 2011 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Exactly… when you consider the fact that LE was offered (this season) over 100k per episode, and that HL himself was hired in season 1 at $65-75k as the full on star of the show you can figure that these 2 noobie actors are probably getting paid around 10-15k per episode and we don’t know how many eps they’re being paid for (maybe 18 like RSL and OE) so yeah… they are saving money.

        Also, in response to another statement about OW’s salary a ways up the comment tree… they get paid by episode but we have no idea how many episodes her contract guarantees her this season. There is no reason to think that she’s being paid for all 22 episodes… her contract could say she’s guaranteed pay for 5 or 6 eps this season for all we know, and no way was her pay the same as LE, OE or RSL. She could be paid for the whole season but somehow I REALLY doubt that.

        Comment by Volta – August 3, 2011 04:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It WAS about the money. I guarantee the wages they’ll be paying these new nobodies will be far less then what they’d be paying Lisa. She had clout. As newbies, these girls don’t, so they won’t cost much.

      Comment by Viv – August 2, 2011 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Apparently she didn’t have ENOUGH clout.

        Comment by Well – August 3, 2011 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zzzzzzzzz….Wha…What? Is The Good Wife back already? No?….Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Comment by qwerty – August 2, 2011 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Never heard of her.She’s very..how to put it..not very appealing?

    Comment by raveng – August 2, 2011 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think she’s cute as a button. The fact that they hired a comic tells me that they have something in mind. Let’s just wait and see what that is…

      Comment by Tsk – August 2, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow! That is unexpected. Interesting casting choices! I’m watching the show since season 1 and it still has the ability to give me pleasant surprises. I love this show and can hardly wait to watch season 8. One of the best things of season 8 already is that it will hopefully be complete Cuddy- and Huddy-free. I’m glad that Lisa Edelstein is gone. It’s like a dream come true.

    Charlyne Yi looks very young. Perhaps she will play a medical student like Amber Tamblyn has played one.

    I hope that Dr. Sam Carr (Cynthia Watros) will be the new DoM and please let there be a season 9 after season 8!

    Comment by V – August 2, 2011 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ,,you forgot to mention that Jennifer Morrison will be back as the new Dean Of Medicine. Dream on, cupecake.

      Comment by raveng – August 2, 2011 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • WTF is a “cupecake?”

        Comment by Dyslexic Digits – August 2, 2011 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree that this would seem to point to the new DOM coming from the team. Not sure how I feel about that…I do think Taub would be incredibly boring and annoying, what with the baby daddy drama too.

    Comment by Leiney – August 2, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Considering the show has resembled an Apatow comedy more than a serious drama for much of the past few seasons, she should fit right in. Hopefully she can handle the serious stuff too.

    Not sure why they need the giant cast, though. They did their best work with only 6 strong actors.

    Comment by Sharona – August 2, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow – that is awful. Bad actress. Bad casting. Not funny. Not dramatic. I’m taking House off Tivo now.

    Comment by jenn – August 2, 2011 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So is simple: Stop losing your time posting here, stop caring about House. Move on!!! ;-)

      I’m looking forward next season!!! :-)

      Comment by Caio – August 3, 2011 05:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Quick! Hire more cast members and maybe people won’t realise how cruddy our show is now!

    Comment by Erin – August 2, 2011 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Erin. What do you mean “now”? House has been going down hill for years.

      Oh. That’s right. You’re in that pack of Huddy fan girls who could not shut last year about how wonderful season 7 was going to be.

      You and your little thugs also took great pleasure verbally abusing anyone who dared to disagree with your ridiculous proclamations.

      Comment by Coolio – August 2, 2011 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This would be considered a personal attack and not an opnion about the show. Please try to be respectful.

        Thank you.

        Comment by Luc – August 2, 2011 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Dude, you’re wasting your breath. It’s never gonna happen. Not to mention that it isn’t your place to tell people how to conduct themselves, no matter how right you may be.

          Comment by tripoli – August 3, 2011 12:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Re: Coolio.

        Wow. Actually, I hated Huddy together, dislike the character of Cuddy completely and agree that the show has been going down hill for years. I was making a joke. And you reacted like that?

        Someone clearly doesn’t get enough hugs. Jeez.

        Comment by Erin – August 3, 2011 12:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so glad that Wilde is leaving. Watching Tamblyn last year showed me how bad Wilde is on the show. I hated when she came back. It’s to bad Masters couldn’t stay.

    Comment by Dk – August 2, 2011 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought they had cast a pregnant acttess.

    Comment by sourabh – August 2, 2011 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show should have ended with House walking on the beach. There is no way to come back from driving a car into your ex-girlfriend’s house then fleeing the scene. Not with his previous record.

    Unless they are going to skip forward to 2016. Plus I still can’t see what kind of scheme they can protray on the show to get a drug addicted, violent felon a license to malpractice.

    But 2 1/2 Men goes on…so I guess anything is possible. Or is last season going to be another Jr Dream Special?

    Comment by Thomas M. – August 2, 2011 10:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Now THERE’s an interesting idea: Charlie Sheen as the new Dean of Medicine. He’s out of a job right now, so he might be available if you could get his price down.

      Comment by Hmmm... – August 2, 2011 11:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s just pathetic to bring new female cast members in. All they do is just trying desperately to replace Lisa Edelstein. But the thing is you can’t replace her!!! We just want her back, everybody does.

    Comment by Suus – August 3, 2011 12:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um, no.

      Comment by tripoli – August 3, 2011 12:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, I don’t want LE back! I say good riddance, she ruined the show for me. LE fangirls should learn to speak for theirself

      Comment by Sam – August 3, 2011 01:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Right, LE and Cuddy got a lot of screentime/attention in the last season and i`m not sure if it was really a good idea from the writers. I was pretty bored after Family pratice and stopped watching because the whole Huddy drama and the Cuddy-clan unnerved me. I´m glad that huddy is over and won`t miss Lisa at all. I have seen enough of her cuddy. It is time for new & fresh storylines in House-drama-land and i´m absolutely okay with this new casting choice. Additionally it is quite interesting to watch how House will deal with another boss. Someone who will intellectual challenge him in an unsexuell way,of course. :))

        Comment by lena – August 3, 2011 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As long as Jennifer Morrison doesn´t come back to make things boring, i´m ok with any decision theyt take.

    Comment by Jara – August 3, 2011 12:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s way too many team members!

    I always thought that 4 was too many (Foreman, Chase, Taub, 13) but now 5 ?! DON’T LIKE !

    Looks like the last effort to save ratings:

    Replacing The Funny Intelligent One (MMM) AND The Supermodel Eye-candy (13) both at the same time in a show that formerly easily worked quite well with just one of them.

    This takes away too much screen time from our main hero Dr. House aka Hugh Laurie, who’s the best TV actor ever.

    Such a waste of talent.

    The show is called “House” and not “House’s team” !!!

    That’s all I’m saying !

    Comment by DanieGermany – August 3, 2011 12:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree! For me Hugh is enough!

      Comment by Kevin – August 3, 2011 04:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hmm… was it enough with bringing the new cast members already?:/ miss cameron really… she could be equal to house now that she had strength to leave him (and her job)

    Comment by quince – August 3, 2011 01:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • New additions can be good, or just work with the cast still on board, this show will be hood as long as HL is in good form and RSL is still there to give us House/Wilson spiel… Since Cuddy is gone, why not come full circle in this last season and bring back Cameron? Early seasons had great House/Cameron chemistry, end the show with a happy note!

    Comment by MW – August 3, 2011 03:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yi seems like a sweetie but can’t quite figure out how she’s going to play into the ruckus that is now House. Perhaps she’ll give the show a new flair? I don’t really see how the show will continue on after this next season though. :-/

    Comment by chase – August 3, 2011 03:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lisa left the show. It’s over! If you watched for her, you should stop posting here and move on.
    Now I’m looking forward to the new storyline! Interesting this new cast member..

    Comment by Josh – August 3, 2011 04:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What an off the wall and interesting choice! I wonder how the two new team members will be used, and if they’re in the entire season or come and go or be in half the season etc. I think this pretty much means that one of House’s team – probably Foreman – will be the new Dean. That makes sense, since someone unfamiliar w/ House would be less likely to rehire him or work w/ him and since he’s still probably going to be doing crazy procedures it has to be someone who knows the way he works.

    It also seems like 13 won’t be around much so it won’t really be adding more people to the team more than filling the positions vacated by the new DoM and 13/MMM.

    Comment by Scarlett – August 3, 2011 04:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, I’m guessing the new DoM will be someone from the team. Foreman, maybe?

    Also, it was LE’s decision to leave. If you’re a fan of her you should respect that.

    Comment by Loreen – August 3, 2011 04:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No Foreman, please!!!!

      Comment by Caio – August 3, 2011 05:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lisa’s fans: Lisa left the show, so is simple: Stop losing your time posting here, stop caring about House. Move on!!! ;-)

    Leave this space for people that still love the show. :-)

    Comment by Caio – August 3, 2011 05:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen!!

      Comment by sabrina – August 3, 2011 05:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t worry Caio and Sabrina and Josh

      We will leave, not only the HUDDIES but other who believed the writers turned House into a PSYCHOTIC NUT JOB.

      Then, after the ratings tank and season 8 is cancelled mid season. Then will be back to reminisce with you about how GREAT the show used to be and how the mighty have FALLEN and KICK YOU when you are down

      COUNT ON IT

      Comment by ejb – August 3, 2011 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate the Huddys. I hate the Hilsons. I hate the Hamerons. I hate the Hanes. I hate the Hicotins. I wonder who else I should get mad at me today.

    Comment by Paul Cross – August 3, 2011 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Apparently the House/sock shippers are livid with you… ;)

      Comment by Dani – August 3, 2011 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t hate any shipper, it’s ok for me. What I hate is some lunatic fans, these fans don’t have a life and they insult others fans. If you’re not happy, go away! Be happy! ;-)

      Comment by Lilica_ripilika – August 3, 2011 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Paul: You could say you hate the French and that Santa Claus is a p-phile, Why stop at p*ssing off “House” viewers?

      Comment by Go for it! – August 3, 2011 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I used love Cuddy (until season 6) and I’m a huddy, but it’s over, Lisa wanted to leave and I respect her and her choice, and I also respect House md. Good luck for both! And I’m going to watch next season, Hugh is a fantastic actor and human being, while Hugh is there, I’m!

    Comment by anne – August 3, 2011 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We just don’t know for certain their plan, maybe it will be interesting. I can’t wait to see! :-)

    Comment by Josh – August 3, 2011 07:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate the haters. I like LE and Cuddy but I’ve never been a huddy shipper (yes, it’s possible!). I just liked the H/C interaction independently from the fact that they were a couple or not. I didn’t like to see them turned into a forced, incoherent version of themselves, and this is what happened this season (except for the very beginning). I haven’t given up already, I’ll do if they won’t deal seriously with the consequences of what House did in the finale, especially on his personal level.
    As for LE’s departure, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t only a matter of money. A reduced payment on House would have been certainly more remunerative than what she could have for a three episodes arc on TGW! She probably wasn’t satisfied with what they were doing with her character and preferred to the take the risk of a less paid but more appealing project.

    Comment by Serena – August 3, 2011 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And for me Lisa E is wrong! Completely wrong. 3 episodes?? An arc??? Really? Just because TGW is a new and fresh show? And the last 7 years? Why not end this trek together this season? Money? Character? Personal problems? We really don’t know and we can’t say anything at all.

      See? It depends on the point of view. I don’t agree with Lisa E right now, but I respect her decision.

      Comment by Thaise – August 3, 2011 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Appealing project? 3 episodes? hahahahahaha Sorry! But for me it has another names: ego, delusion and despair.

      Comment by Lilica_ripilika – August 3, 2011 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well better three episodes on a TOP RATED EMMY NOMINATED SHOW THEN
        a show that is at its low ratings since it’s inception.

        ABANDON SHIP ME HARTIES

        Comment by EJB – August 3, 2011 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The ratings for House last season were better than The Good Wifes in the important 18-48 share group and still very good for show in its seven season. House was a top-rated critical high-acclaimed drama too in its second season and to be honest i highly doubt that TGW will ever reach the season7. It is not so simply to hold the quality and stay entertaining.
          Of course TGW is a high praised drama now and LE has big luck to get that job but let`s wait and see what will bring next season for both shows. You can`t know if houses ratings will drop and TGW ratings will rise.

          Comment by tara – August 3, 2011 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With this news, I suspect that at least one of the current team members is going to accept another position in the hospital. Could be DOM, but also could just be something else, doing the occasional consulting or procedure for House. This would tie in with the reduced screen time reported for some. Really think they might have a hard time getting people to care about several new characters this late in the game. Masters turned out to be kind of a wash.

    Comment by Kabby – August 3, 2011 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • when you are at the edge you do your best. ;-)

      Comment by KaiK – August 3, 2011 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s all I can think about – this could be the last season of the show, and we have to spend episodes getting to know two new characters instead of saying goodbye to the ones we’ve got left?

      Comment by Sharona – August 3, 2011 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m happy that Lisa is not a member of the cast anymore, Cuddy died at the end of season 5. She was a zumbi during the last 2 seasons, the worst girlfriend and mother ever, boring as hell (I blame the writers about it). Now House will be better, House will be interesting again because any new character will be better than Cuddy. They won’t have enough time to screw up another character. hehehehehe
    Thanks Lisa!

    Now… I can’t wait until next season!

    Comment by Hidra – August 3, 2011 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • While there have been moments of greatness the past few seasons (few as they may be) I have been comfortable with the fact that House has been going downhill since season 4.

    Comment by JohnDoe – August 3, 2011 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just renewed my interest in watching the show next season. I was on the fence, but I’m looking forward to this! But, then again, ANYONE is better than Amber Tamblyn. Her and her character were awful, the worst, pure dreck

    Comment by jrs – August 3, 2011 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yi was a little cloying in Paper Heart, but she was one of the few bright spots in Love Bites.

    Comment by Apple – August 3, 2011 08:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ignoring every other comment, I think I am completely open to her as an addition. I love her quirky attitude and I am REALLY entertained by her in general, hoping to see her play a serious doctor.

    Comment by Anthony Newhall – August 3, 2011 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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