After an episode in which he "borrows" a janitor whom he calls "Dr.
Buffer" to assist in a diagnosis, House must then recruit a new diagnostic team, for which he identifies seven finalists.
As a cost-cutting measure, the three actors were asked to accept reduced salaries.
I mean, germs don't have motives." Shore has said that the central storylines of several early episodes were based on the work of Berton Roueché, a staff writer for The New Yorker between 19, who specialized in features about unusual medical cases.
His flouting of hospital rules and procedures frequently leads him into conflict with his boss, hospital administrator and Dean of Medicine Dr. During the first three seasons, House's diagnostic team consists of Dr. The show received numerous awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and nine People's Choice Awards.
On February 8, 2012, Fox announced that the eighth season, then in progress, would be its last.
Shore recalled: "I knew, as soon as I left the room, they would be mocking me relentlessly [for my cluelessness] and I thought that it would be interesting to see a character who actually did that before they left the room." The original idea was for House to use a wheelchair, but Fox rejected this.
Jacobs later expressed her gratitude for the network's insistence that the character be reimagined—putting him on his feet added a crucial physical dimension.