or


[12/10/09 - 06:24 AM]
Hugh Laurie to Direct Episode of "House"
"I am thrilled, daunted and honoured - with a 'u' - by this new responsibility," said Laurie.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

HUGH LAURIE TO DIRECT EPISODE OF "HOUSE"

Hugh Laurie, star and executive producer of HOUSE, will direct an upcoming episode of the hit FOX series scheduled to air this spring. This marks the first time Laurie has directed an episode of HOUSE in the more than 100 episodes produced to date.

"I am thrilled, daunted and honoured - with a 'u' - by this new responsibility," said Laurie. "HOUSE scripts are Faberge eggs, and I will try my very hardest not to drop this one on a stone floor."

"I've wanted him to direct since Season One. In fact, I can't believe he's actually doing it," said HOUSE executive producer Katie Jacobs. "There is no one more qualified to direct the show than Hugh Laurie. I'm sure this is evident to anyone who's seen the show, but he is simply the most versatile, talented, funny actor on TV today. Add to that an impeccable feeling for the visual storytelling, and you have the makings of a great director. I don't know how he's going to be in two places at once, but that part we'll just have to figure out."

According to Jacobs, the episode Laurie is directing is "very intense and truly a director's piece."

In addition to his many film and television acting credits, the multi-talented, Emmy-nominated Laurie has directed television programs and commercials, composed and recorded numerous original songs and written articles for London's The Daily Telegraph newspaper. His writing credits include the groundbreaking U.K. series he starred in with Stephen Fry, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie." His first novel, "The Gun Seller," was published in both the U.K. and the U.S. to critical acclaim and has been adapted into a screenplay.

Laurie's performance as "Dr. Gregory House" has garnered him two Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. He has twice been honored by the Television Critics Association with TCA Awards for Individual Achievement in Drama.

HOUSE is an innovative take on the medical drama in which the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients. The series also stars Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson.

HOUSE is from Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran and Hugh Laurie are executive producers.





  [december 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· HOUSE (FOX)









[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.

[08/27/15 - 12:48 PM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Rolls Out the Red Carpet More Celebrity Guests, More Comedy, More Fun Than Ever!
Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.

[08/27/15 - 11:43 AM]
Treasure Hunters Dig Deep Into American History to Search for Vanished Fortune on the Series Premiere of "Rebel Gold" Airing Tuesday, Sept 15 on Discovery
The project is an all-new series that follows an experienced group treasure hunters as they join forces to retrace Jefferson Davis' trail and search for clues that could lead them to the legendary treasure.

[08/27/15 - 11:30 AM]
Betty White to Guest-Star on FOX Drama "Bones"
She'll play an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football - which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise.

[08/27/15 - 11:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Tanked" Delivers Marvelous Masterpieces to Megastars, MVPs, Magicians and Musicians
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Friday, September 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/15 - 11:01 AM]
TBS Orders Two More Seasons of "American Dad!"
In November, the network announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer for the Emmy(R) Nominated Outstanding Drama Series "Homeland"
Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
All-New Dance Docuseries "Step It Up" Premieres September 25 on Lifetime
Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of the elite dance company, the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT).

[08/27/15 - 10:26 AM]
A&E and LMN to Premiere Two New Documentaries Chronicling the Troubling Persona of O.J. Simpson and the Criminal and Civil Trials Against Him
A&E will premiere the two-hour special "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes" on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/27/15 - 10:23 AM]
VH1 Continues to Expand the Reach of Its #1 Rated "Love & Hip Hop" Franchise by Greenlighting a Brand New Series and Returning an Audience Favorite for a Second Season
Picking up after "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," Stevie J and Joseline head to Los Angeles in VH1's new untitled half-hour spin-off series.

[08/27/15 - 10:09 AM]
What Will Be America's Next Great Fitness Obsession? Jillian Michaels Starts the Search on October 20 with Spike's "Sweat Inc."
The winner of the competition will receive $100,000, the opportunity to develop their brand and launch their program at multiple Retro Fitness locations across the country, as well as a feature in Women's Health Magazine.