Charlyne Yi Signs On as House Regular

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It’s probably a limited view of her dramatic range to assume Charlyne Yi’s House role has to be “stoner doctor”, but…can it please? Princeton‑Plainsboro could use a little levity, seeing as how it’s lorded over by a cranky sociopath who should be in rehab and/or jail. Who doesn’t want to see House roll his eyes in exhausted contempt after Dr. Yi leaves twelve surgical sponges inside a patient? No one, that’s who.

Yi starts as a series regular this fall for the show’s eighth season, joining recent addition Brothers & Sisters’ Oddette Annable. All I’m saying is, House had better keep an eye on all those colostomy tubes, or somebody’s going to assemble a makeshift bong out of them. Dr. Yi, you scamp!