Amber Tamblyn, who previously co-led the ill fated series The Unusuals for ABC, will be joining the Princeton Plainsboro team on House. Tamblyn will play a highly competitive med student hired on to House’s elite team. FOX is billing her as having a multi-episode arc, rather than joining the show as part of the permanent cast. It will be intriguing to see how far this thing will go. Here is the announcement from FOX.
Amber Tamblyn has signed on to appear in the upcoming season of HOUSE for a multi-episode story arc. She will play a brilliant and aggressive medical student whom DR. HOUSE (Hugh Laurie) hires as a new team member although she is technically not yet qualified to practice medicine. Tamblyn’s character will be confronted with the morally and ethically questionable way that House practices medicine.
The seventh season premiere of HOUSE airs Monday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
With an impressive resume for a young actress, Amber Tamblyn’s breakout role was the title character in the critically acclaimed television series ‘Joan of Arcadia.’Her work on the show earned her both Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, and for her work opposite Tilda Swinton in the film ‘Stephanie Daley,’Tamblyn was honored with a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination in 2007. She will next be seen in Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’opposite James Franco and in John Doyle’s ‘Main Street’with Orlando Bloom and Colin Firth. Most recently seen in ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’opposite Michael Douglas, Tamblyn’s other film credits include ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’and ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’alongside Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera and Blake Lively. Additional television credits include ‘The Unusuals,”Boston Public’and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’An acclaimed writer, Tamblyn has published two poetry books and is a co-founder of WRITE NOW Poetry Society, a non-profit organization that raises funds for poetry programming. She also collaborated on ‘The Drums Inside Your Chest,’a performance-poetry concert film.
HOUSE is an innovative take on the medical drama in which the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients. The series also stars Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson.
The series has ranked as one of the Top 3 dramas among Adults 18-49 for the past four consecutive seasons. Last season, HOUSE dominated its Monday 8:00-9:00 PM time period across all key demos and tied as the No. 1 drama among Teens.
Emmy Award-winning HOUSE is from Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran, Greg Yaitanes and Hugh Laurie are executive producers.