Recently, I’m not feeling quite as badly for the two Housites I think were robbed in the recent Emmy nominations. Because while a gold statue and the recognition of your peers is nice, a stack of money and proof of your value to your employer might be better.
House star Hugh Laurie is joining the ranks of the top drama actors on television. After a two-month renegotiation, the British actor will earn about $300,000 per episode when the hot medical drama begins its third season on Fox, sources said.
House writer-producer Lawrence Kaplow has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The seven-figure pact, which has an option for a third year, is set to begin in June when Kaplow’s commitment to the Fox/NBC Universal TV medical drama ends. Under the deal with 20th TV, Kaplow will join an existing series as a co-executive producer and will take first crack at developing his own projects.
And because you can never have enough House news, it’s now going to air at 8 p.m Tuesdays, instead of 9, beginning September 5. It sounds like they mean to put it back to its original time after the October break.
For the first four weeks of its run, before Fox’s Tuesday lineup goes on hiatus to make room for postseason baseball coverage, Standoff will swap time slots with House, airing at 9 p.m. instead of the previously announced 8 p.m. berth.
Not that I’m wishing it were September already. Not much.