House Exclusive: Thirteen's Fate Revealed!

Rumors of Thirteen’s imminent death have been greatly exaggerated.

Amidst deafening buzz that Olivia Wilde’s ailing alter ego will succumb to Huntington’s disease when she resurfaces later this season, series creator David Shore tells me that his plans for the actress extend beyond this season. This comes as Wilde’s movie has taken off during her time away from the Fox smash (during which she shot several films, including the big-budget sci-fi Western Cowboys & Aliens).

“That was kind of [our] plan: let her go away, become a giant movie star, and then she would come back and bring [all her new fans] with her,” says Shore with a laugh.

Although Shore has every expectation that Wilde will be return next fall, he concedes, “We’ll have to continue to work around her schedule a little bit. But it would be a crying shame for us to let her get away at this point. We’ve been very good to her and we’d like a little bit of it back.”

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Regarding her much-speculated-about comeback this spring, Shore hints that “We have something very cool in mind. We’re writing an episode built largely around her return. I know [fans] are speculating about what happened to her during her absence, and I don’t want to rule anything out.”

Thoughts? Relieved you can count on Thirteen to be around for a while — particularly in light of Amber Tamblyn’s impending departure? Hit the comments!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Lesa says:

    Olivia Wilde is an amazing character to have. She has so many dimensions to her. While I like Jennifer Morrison, I believe that her character has been played out in the first few seasons. SO much was going on with her at once (her fling and then her marriage to Jesse Spencer, her painfully obvious feelings for Hugh Laurie,and her failed marriage with Jesse) that I feel that it is time for another female to take the lime light so to speak, in the show.

    I also love the way the writters brought in basically a polar opposite of Dr Cameron. While both pretty, that is basically all I can see that the characters Cameron and Hadley have in common.

    I can’t WAIT until thirteen comes back!

  2. Alejandro de Argentina says:

    el pibe no entendió nada

  3. Squeegy says:

    Overreacting a little, aren’t we? It was funny though, in Spain we would call him a tolai. Vamos que eres un poco tolili Cata! Con amor eh? jajajaja

  4. keke says:

    you need to stop watching Jersey Shore

  5. Alejandro de Argentina says:

    what do americans think about Jersey Shore ??