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Charlyne Yi Is Heading to House

Charlyne Yi.

Charlyne Yi is joining the cast of House for its upcoming eighth and probably final season as a young doctor on House's diagnostic team. It's the awkward-comedy darling's first dramatic role, if you don't count her short with Jon Hamm from Conan, and her first major TV gig. Off-season cast shake-ups are nothing new, but House is undergoing a particularly extensive overhaul: Yi joins Breaking In's Odette Annable in the "new staff" column, while Lisa Edelstein and Amber Tamblyn have left completely, and Olivia Wilde will appear only in a reduced capacity. House is running on narrative fumes these days, so maybe some fresh faces will help. [Inside TV/EW]

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