What’s Jennifer Grey been up to? We know she’s alive and well but it’s been a while since she’s had a steady gig. Granted she no longer looks like the woman we fell in love with from Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but her acting chops are still there. The eighties darling will make an appearance on the small screen this fall on one of the most popular dramas around, Fox’s “House.” Grey versus Hugh Laurie, who will win?

According to EW, Grey began work on the set of “House” today (Thursday) filming footage for her guest spot. She’ll play “Abbey, the mother of an infant daughter who is displaying signs of a life-threatening illness. As House and Co. investigate her daughter’s developing symptoms, Abbey is faced with a treatment decision for her newborn that could affect not only her baby’s life but her own.” Dun, dun, dun, dun!

It’s “House,” so you know nothing is cut and dry. That’s why we love the show. Grey’s episode is scheduled to air sometime during mid-October. It’s the end of July and production is already knocking on November sweeps.

The new season of “House” premieres on September 20, 2010.

What do you think of Grey appearing on House? Will you watch her on the show?