House (a.k.a. House, M.D.) is an American television medical drama that debuted on the Fox network on November 16, 2004. The program was conceived by David Shore and Paul Attanasio; Shore is credited as creator. The show’s central character is Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), an unconventional and grumpy medical genius who heads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey.
The first season of House premiered November 16, 2004,and ended May 25, 2005.The season followed House and his team as they solve a medical case each episode, the season’s sub-plot revolved around billionaire Edward Vogler making a $100 million donation to the hospital.Through this donation, Vogler became the new chairman of the board of PPTH, however, seeing House and his team as a waste of time and resources, he decreases their payment, eventually forcing House to fire one of his team members.