House series finale: Say goodbye to your favorite anti-hero.

May 18, 2012

He’s a misanthrope who’s addicted to pain medication. He’s also a medical genius who saves lives and heads a team every resident wants to be part of. His name is House and he’s been gracing your screen since 2004. Now, after eight seasons, his story is coming to an end. Let’s take a look back at where House has been, and what will happen in the series finale.

House follows the diagnostics team of a New Jersey teaching hospital led by Dr. Gregory House, a controversial doctor who has a unique take on diagnosing his patients. In 2008, House was the most watched television program in the world, airing in 66 different countries. It has won five Primetime Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Peabody Award, and nine People’s Choice Awards. Now the series will end for good, and the finale is right around the corner.

In the first part of the two-hour finale the creators and stars will look back at what’s happened since the show began. How do they feel about the show, and what made it so special? Look out for exclusive interviews, and never-before-seen footage.

In the second part of the finale, we’re back in the hospital and the end is near. While treating a patient with a drug addiction (played by James LeGros), House must deal with his personal demons and examine his life. What will his future look like now that he knows he has cancer? The finale will also feature character appearances from former episodes and seasons, like Thirteen and Martha Masters. It has also been suggested that Kal Penn will return, but since he died in season five, it is hard to see how— we wouldn’t put it past the creators though. The rest is up for speculation, but you can be sure that you’ll see a lot of old faces. No matter what happens though, it will be the last you’ll see of Dr. House and his crew, so don’t miss it!

Tune into the House special two-hour series finale this Monday at 8 p.m. on FOX®.