House Season 4 Encore

8:30pm – Wednesday, October 28 on TV 3

Golden Globe-winner Hugh Laurie is back as the controversial doctor who trusts no one in a very special repeat screening of the fourth season of House, premiering on Wednesday, October 28th at 8:30pm on 3.

Numerous medical shows have come and gone, but House is one of the fortunate few that have remained, the series has been renewed for a sixth series which will be returning to 3 in 2010. Lisa Edelstein, who plays Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the series, believes that the show’s staying power is rooted in its ability to resonate with all kinds of viewers.

“The show really crosses generations,” Edelstein tells Jewish Woman magazine. “It’s very smart, so educated working adults don’t feel like they’re being talked down to when they watch the show. And kids love House (Hugh Laurie) because he’s such a brat. So I think there’s something in it for a lot of people.”

On House, Lisa Edelstein plays Lisa Cuddy, the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital administrator. Edelstein’s Cuddy has a complicated and quirky relationship with the hospital’s brilliant but brutally frank head diagnostician.

“There is great love and admiration between these two people and a huge amount of respect, and it’s very conflicted, which makes it incredibly rich,” says Edelstein. “When you narrow a relationship down to ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ it’s boring to watch. So I’ve enjoyed that as the years go by their relationship is being unveiled and its complications become more evident.”

Apart from witnessing her House character’s relationships develop; Lisa Edelstein is also enjoying the fact that she is part of a successful series, especially since she wasn’t at all happy with her previous television gig.

“I absolutely hated my job on MTV,” she says, recalling the time when she worked as a VJ on the music channel. “It was five days a week, four hours a day, of national humiliation. I never wanted to be a host. I felt like an idiot doing it. But it paid, and I had just finished working on my play for two years and I was broke… It was a great job in terms of getting me grounded again, and it got me a good agent.”

“I absolutely feel more at home in my career now,” she continues. “It’s been a long career and one I’ve worked very hard at. Being on such a successful show is a great gift. Emmys or no Emmys, I’m already at 9 out of 10 in terms of being filled with gratitude.”

Make sure not to miss this appreciative actress when House returns to our screens with its fourth season on Wednesday, October 28th at 8:30pm on 3.

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