When House first appeared on Fox in 2004 it forever changed the TV Medical Drama genre. Viewers, who were used to more conventional medical series like NBC’s ER and CBS’ Chicago Hope, were greeted with something completely different. Fans of the Fox Medical Drama wait each week to see what Dr Gregory House will do next to push the medical envelope and run afoul of hospital rules. The unpredictable and misanthropic medical genius is the star of the show, and often it seems House needs treatment more than his patients do. House made a TV star out of actor Hugh Laurie, who plays the title role.