January 21, 2019

‘House’ Doc Lisa Edelstein Returns to Medicine in ‘The Good Doctor’

Lisa Edelstein, who played Dr. Lisa Cuddy for seven years on “House,” is returning to the hospital for her latest role in the ABC drama “The Good Doctor.” Most recently seen in the Bravo series “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” Edelstein will play Dr. Blaize, an oncologist that Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) asks to treat his cancer.  She will appear in the first new episode on Sept. 24 and several more throughout the season.

“Dr. Blaize is not a fan of Dr. Glassman. There is definitely mutual respect there, work-wise, but these are two people who get on each other’s nerves and constantly revisit old arguments, just waiting for the moment they can prove they were right,” Edelstein told Deadline Hollywood. “He knows that going to her for help will also mean she might take it as an opportunity for payback over past annoyances. But it’s worth the risk because he wants to live. And she is the most brilliant oncologist around.”

Edelstein will also be seen in a recurring role on the Netflix series “The Kominsky Method” as Alan Arkin’s daughter. The Chuck Lorre series starring Michael Douglas premieres Nov. 16.  She recently wrapped the indie comedy “Phoenix, Oregon” and plans to star in and produce a film based on the book “Confessions of a Sociopath.” She’s co-writing the script with Carol Barbee.