"In the pilot we asked, 'Would you rather have a doctor hold your hand while you die or have a doctor treat you like crap while he cured you?' Humanity to some extent is synonymous with caring. House didn't care about caring. He cared about results."
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview, David Shore talks about his early life and brief law career in Canada. He describes his move to Los Angeles and his big break writing for the critically acclaimed series Due South for show creator Paul Haggis. He discusses writing for the Canadian shows Traders, The Hardy Boys and The Outer Limits and chronicles writing an episode of NYPD Blue, which led to becoming a staff writer on David E. Kelley's, The Practice. He recalls writing for Family Law, Century City, Hack and for Law and Order - for which he received his first Emmy nomination. Shore then speaks at length about creating and writing the popular medical drama House. He outlines casting Hugh Laurie in the title role, filming the pilot, talks of various themes of the show, casting changes and winning an Emmy for the series. He discusses the end of House and what he hopes to accomplish in the future. Amy Harrington conducted the interview on October 11, 2012 in North Hollywood, California.