Dr. House and the Crew Bid a Final Farewell

The two-hour series finale of the popular television series “House” is set to air Monday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

The series has been a fixture on Fox since 2004, and it ran eight seasons with close to 20 million viewers.

Fans can expect the Vicodin addicted Dr. House, played by Hugh Laurie, to continue with the stunts and stern attitude that usually gets him in hot water.

The show is also ending with a focus on the relationship between House and his best friend Wilson, played by Robert Sean Leonard, who has had cancer on the series. Dr. House is facing jail time for a previous fiasco in the hospital, and the length of time may be longer than Wilson will survive with his cancer.

In recent interviews, the cast and crew reflected on the eight-season run as well as theirs and House’s characters on the show by saying that House was not a typical television show hero, but that the show focused on important, relevant issues.

Laurie says that the shows success is largely do to the complexity of its main main character.

“First of all, he’s funny. That’s an important ingredient to the way his mind works, professionally as well as emotionally. He’s also entertaining, which explains why the character Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) tolerated him for so long,” says Laurie.

“And there’s something defiant about House. He just wouldn’t bend to conventional demands of good manners or authority. He also wouldn’t bend to fear of death or loneliness,” Laurie says. “For all his morbid self-destructiveness, I tend to think there is something full of life about House.”

The House series finale airs Monday, May 21 at 8/7c on Fox.

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