House: From Idea To Pilot

As always, the Archive Of American Television is an amazing resource for anyone interested in making TV. Here are a few short videos of David Shore, taking us from the germ of the idea of House, through to the pilot.

From that germ, he bought a lot of his own interests and obsessions into the mix, fleshing out a good idea into a much better idea.

Recognising that House was the driving force of the show, he spent a lot of time working on that character.

Until they found this moment in the pilot that really captures the whole idea of the series, and lifts it above other procedural shows.

Leaving any writer with some sage advice.

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