By Michael Ausiello
December 09, 2009 at 06:32 PM EST
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His name is Hugh Laurie. And he’s a workaholic.

House‘s leading man and producer will add to his already sizeable workload when he steps behind the cameras to direct this season’s 17th episode, slated to shoot in January and air March 22. “He starts prep when we get back [from the holiday break],” reveals exec producer Katie Jacobs.

This isn’t Laurie’s first time in the director’s chair — he previously helmed the British dramedy Fortysomething in which he also starred — but this marks his first time calling the shots on House. “Hugh has been there since day one through every single episode, so he’s phenomenally smart and his instincts are [impeccable],” Jacobs says. “This is going to be great for morale, because there’s no one that the cast and crew and the writers want to work harder for than our leader.”

The plot of the episode is being kept under wraps — grr! However, Jacobs at least lets slip that “it’s not a traditional episode.”

How funny would it be if Laurie was tasked with directing the first real Huddy sex scene? Or even better, a Luddy break-up! What dream scenario do you see Laurie calling the shots on? Sound off below!

Photo Credit: Chris Haston/Fox

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