Hugh Laurie not only mastered the American accent (you DO know he's British, right?), but cracked all the cryptic cases that were handed over to him. Quick-witted, with a sardonic sense of humour, Dr Gregory House is quite the rake, the man you want to be with, and also not be with. The show set in the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey, aired its final season this May, after a successful run of eight seasons (November 2004-May 2012). The show received numerous awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and nine People's Choice Awards.