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For all we know, Celebrity Duets might make ratings for American Idol seem like those of a PBS telethon. We’re excited to find out.

But one thing the latest FOX reality show won’t be able to do is diagnose an unusually ill patient, while remaining bitter, cantankerous and witty at the same time.

That’s why we’re glad this is the only Tuesday night where Celebrity Duets will take up the entire 8-10 p.m. time slot. Next week – finally! – House returns.

We can only imagine how ornery the doctor will be after star Hugh Laurie wasn’t even nominated for an Emmy Award. He does look surprisingly coy in the image below: