I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a new season of House, M.D. Part of me is a bit nervous about how the creative team will address those things left hanging at the end of last season.
We know, of course, that House (Hugh Laurie) begins season eight in prison. But how will that affect him? How will it affect those in his universe once he’s released? Change is often difficult for House. So what happens when House's entire world is turned upside down? I am very curious!
And, how will the writers address the departure of Lisa Cuddy. As much as I will miss her (and Lisa Edelstein), her departure opens up all sorts of dramatic possibilities for the show’s narrative.
I will not say much more about the season premiere than I already have, at least not before "Twenty Vicodin" airs; you can read my thoughts elsewhere on Blogcritics. But I do want to invite you to a live chat in this space following the East Coast airing of “Twenty Vicodin” Monday night.
I apologize in advance to those of you on the West Coast for not waiting until the episode airs there, but it’s just too late for me. But the entire chat will remain up on the site, and those of you who are not able to participate at the scheduled time can read the comments and add your own to the comments thread below. If the chat works out well, I'll try to make it a semi-regular feature of my "Welcome to the End of the Thought Process" column during the upcoming season.
To tide you over until Monday, I’d like to share two videos to whet your appetite, including an interview with series star Hugh Laurie provided by FOX, and another featuring executive producer and director Greg Yaitanes. Enjoy, and I hope to see you here Monday night.
The House season premiere airs Monday, October 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
Hugh Laurie talks about "Twenty Vicodin" and House's eighth season:
Greg Yaitanes discusses the upcoming season eight: