House Swan Song Scoop: 3 Things You Need to Know About The Series Finale (and Beyond)

House CancelledNow that  you’ve had time to digest the news that House is ending its eight-year run in May, let’s turn our attention to what will arguably be one of the biggest TV events of the season: The show’s series finale.

Keep reading for answers to a few burning questions about the episode, as well as intel on what the show’s demise means for the cast (hint: even though House won’t be back next fall, they may be.)

1 | The series finale will shoot in early April and will be directed by series creator David Shore, who will also co-write the hour (his script partner is TBD).

2 | There’s a good chance we’ll see some familiar faces return before Princeton-Plainsboro closes its doors for good, but which ones? Over the summer, Shore told TVLine that he would “love” for Hugh Laurie’s former leading lady, Lisa Edelstein, to check back in prior to the last episode. A source, however, says no formal discussions have begun. One alum you can count on returning for the swan song is Olivia Wilde. Prior to her exit this fall, the actress agreed to put in one last appearance as Thirteen should this be the final season. And although Jennifer Morrison is currently gainfully employed on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, she recently told TVLine that it would be an “absolute dream” to slip back into Cameron’s scrubs for the finale, adding, “That show was such an important part of my life, and I loved playing that character and I loved that group of actors.”

3 | You may see Chase, Foreman and Co. back on TV next fall. The early announcement, coming at the start of pilot season’s casting phase, frees the show’s ensemble up to attach themselves to potential new series. Don’t look for Hugh Laurie to pursue a tube return anytime soon though. “I’m sure he’s looking forward to a nice long break from the weekly grind,” shares an insider.




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Comments (257)

  • It had a nice long run. Sad news for my favorite show, but not entirely unexpected. Hope to see the rest of the cast pop up in new series!

    Comment by Bee – February 8, 2012 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As someone who is old enough to remember the travesty of “After M*A*S*H,” I cannot agree. Bow out gracefully, guys.

      Comment by Simon Jester – February 8, 2012 05:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Simon Jester my interpretation of the ‘freeing up the ensemble’ meant that each actor can pursue pilots for potential new series work now that they are aware that House is coming to an end. Not that they are continuing a new series with the same characters.

        Comment by Tania – February 8, 2012 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • One word – Frasier.

        Comment by Cantare – February 8, 2012 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • “After Mash” bombed horribly because they were unable to get enough of the cast from the original. Face it, MASH isn’t MASH without Hawkeye!

        Comment by Patty – February 17, 2012 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Lets face it. Just like MASH isn’t MASH without Hawkeye; House wouldn’t work without Hugh Laurie…. I think that any spin off, won’t last more than 1season tops… Too bad though, I liked this show.

          Comment by Chris – March 26, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The other problem with After MASH was how the characters changed.

          Potter got ‘mean’.

          Klinger was a ‘criminal’

          and just those two changes combined with bad writing and a ‘cheap’ feel to it was enough to kill the beast. But there weren’t any other good players to pick up the slack. Then they did one of those things where most of the Season One folks are replaced for Season Two.

          To use a medical term, it died slowly.

          But, remember that many of us thought M*A*S*H* was doomed when Henry died and Trapper left! Maybe a new show, same characters, same premise, could work.

          Comment by Schteveo – March 29, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • SJ- I totally agree with you about the closure. I AM old enough to remember MASH and the final episode. I am really, really gonna miss this show. I am so sick and tired of the “reality shows”, I could puke!!! House was one of those shows you could just watch and know House would come through! The end came with members of the original cast started to leave. That always shows that the end is in sight. Thanks for listening!

        Comment by paula white – April 16, 2012 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I couldn’t agree with you anymore gracely than what you have posted! I hated the year “House” was in prison! Without “House and Wilson”, they don’t have a show. I hate all the reality, dance, sing, Hoarders, Intervention, and the rest of the garbage they have on TV. When “House” was on, I wouldn’t even ANSWER the phone. “House” will be sorley missed. Can anyone tell me WHY it was cancelled? Thank you!

          Comment by paula white – May 9, 2012 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m one of the biggest house fans out there and I can’t say I’m all together sad. It’s sort of had its run. I just really hope they do a good job of wrapping it up and don’t do something god awful like the end of season 7. The writers have definately been off their game for a while. Even the much hyped, “Nobodies fault” felt a little lackluster compared to other great episodes.

      Comment by Brandy – February 9, 2012 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bring back EVERYBODY !!! Even Stacy and Amber … somehow …

      Comment by janet – February 17, 2012 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they don’t bring Dr. Cuddy back I’m going to be seriously pissed.

    Comment by John – February 8, 2012 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Get ready to get pissed then. Cuz I doubt that’ll happen. I hope it doesn’t.

      Comment by Zara75 – February 8, 2012 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lisa Edelstein quits her job so she don’t deserve her job back

      Comment by reply – February 8, 2012 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She didn’t quit her job, she chose not to renew her contract. There is a HUGE difference.

        Comment by Tav – February 8, 2012 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LE said GOODBYE because she wants MORE MONEY, she is soooooo venal, stupid and ungrateful

          Comment by VnYgHmRsTz – February 8, 2012 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Actually, she said goodbye because she didn’t want LESS money. Fox has been raking in the advertiser dollars with House; understandably, she didn’t want to take a pay cut while they continue to line their pockets. (And frankly, creatively speaking, she jumped ship at exactly the right moment.)

            Comment by Simon Jester – February 8, 2012 09:11 PM PDT  
          • @Tav/@Simon Jester
            You try to defend the indefensible, FOX/NBCU offered million of dollars and almost all the actors have accepted, so we can’t buy your excuses. Lisa Edelstein is selfish, amoral and frankly a bad example for all.

            Comment by a fan – February 8, 2012 09:56 PM PDT  
          • “We”? Once and for all, learn to speak for yourself. I doubt that all of House fans are illiterate self-righteous idiots. You know absolutely nothing, and your measly attempts to discredit a person at any cost are pathetic and laughable.
            As to life “examples for all”, if you can’t live without one (I can see why), pick among the people you know, preferably with good grammar.

            Comment by Morons Central – February 8, 2012 10:29 PM PDT  
          • @a fan, “FOX/NBCU offered million of dollars and almost all the actors have accepted.” Of all the BS…
            Offered? OFFERED? Try slashed, they were cutting salaries, screen time, or both. LE had the mistfoture of negotiating next to last so one can imagine the “deal” they offered her.
            But in the end she got out ahead; House ultimately couldn’t survive her departure.

            Comment by Just Desserts – February 8, 2012 10:41 PM PDT  
          • Hahaha! How come self-admitted in the past and alleged in the present cheater Hugh Laurie didn’t bother your heightened sense of morality? No arguments left to discredit Lisa Edelstein? Try to use your brain next time. With “fans” like these who needs enemies.

            Comment by to "a fan" – February 8, 2012 10:43 PM PDT  
          • Obviously you’ve never done your research on the matter. She like many other cast members were asked to take a pay cut. After so many seasons actors tend to make more money. Look at the cast of seinfeld, the last season they were making a couple million per episode. So was she venal for not wanting less than what she was making? hell no! she devoted 7 years of her life acting in 24 hour long episode per season, I would be pissed. Furthermore, her contract was up… she fullfilled her obligation to the show and it was her choice to not resign. LE was not in the wrong.

            Comment by Projectpat – February 9, 2012 12:02 AM PDT  
          • I love it when the self-righteous Christians start postings. You all are presumptuous, judgmental and slanderous, considering you weren’t at the bargaining table and know little to nothing about what went on. Very unchristian of you a=holes. You want to talk about amoral..you might want to look in the mirror first.

            Comment by Michael – February 9, 2012 06:45 AM PDT  
          • @Michael – Please show me where there is anything in the above discussion thread that has to do with Christianity or religion. You want to support LE? Go ahead. You want to criticize LE? Go ahead. Unfounded accusations about perceived “self-righteous Christians,” is frankly ridiculous in this context.

            Comment by Meg – February 9, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  
        • No, they’re pretty much the same. She chose to leave. Which is quitting.

          Comment by Person – February 9, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I don’t watch House but an actress who leave her show for the money isn’t someone to admire. How can you defend her?

            Comment by Alina Edge Sanchez R. – February 9, 2012 03:20 PM PDT  
          • Umm, if you had been at your job for 7 years wouldn’t you expect a raise, not a paycut?

            Comment by Brandy – February 9, 2012 04:57 PM PDT  
          • your a dumbass, the show was failing, due to poor writing mostly, or lack of imagination, and her contract expired. SHE didn’t quit you idiot !!!!!!

            Comment by gary shoemaker – May 8, 2012 06:46 AM PDT  
    • I’m getting pissed if she comes back. I NEVER want to see her again.

      Comment by Liz – February 8, 2012 10:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I feel for you, Liz. With House cancellation there will be no place for you to tell the world again and again how you hate Cuddy and Lisa Edelstein. Should we put you on a suicide watch?

        Comment by poor liz – February 8, 2012 11:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Good grief, you folks need to get a life. How can you take an actress making a career move as if your wife had left you with the children for Vladmir Putin?

          Comment by Ron Smothermon – February 14, 2012 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • me too. She was one of my favorite charecters (next to house that is). i just can’t believe that it is over. :( i will miss it grately. and i will cry.

      Comment by brieanna – February 9, 2012 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I knew after last season (7) that this would prob be the end of the series. We’ve been told Lisa quit because of the salary decrease, well, why should she have taken less? They exploited Lisa’s fantastic body at every turn for the ratings. Maybe she didn’t mind (and why should she? She is a smokin’ hot woman!) But i digress…she was a very integral part of the show (could you picture House w/o Cuddy & Wilson? This season 8 has been just one big collosal joke. I think after the stupid way they ended last season (driving thru Cuddy’s house?), that’s where it should have ended. In reality, if a woman who was one of a handful that made it to be Dean of Medicine, she sure wouldn’t have been the one to have to leave ‘her’ hospital! I think more was behind Lisa’s departure than money. Maybe the way they ended season 7 was just too unbelievable for her too. I’ve missed her terribly, i only watch it now because i’ve invested the past 7 yrs on this show & want to see the faulty turns it’s taken. Other than Chase (Taub…..ugghhh!), & House & Wilson interactions, this season has been one disappointment & totally unbelievable. I was thinking, too bad they don’t end it or have it have all been a dream sequence this season, & House ends up working in some obscure clinic somewhere, Lisa comes back to her post as Dean of Medicine, Jennifer comes back to work at PP, & then we fade off into the sunset. W/O Lisa, i feel the void. She was my favorite person to watch, i absolutely love this woman & even tho she’s moved on, i miss her on this show & just knew it would be the death of the show w/o her. I think Lisa & Jennifer got screwed over royally on this show, Jennifer way at the beginning, & Lisa now. Good luck to all the cast tho, i thank them all for great entertainment for the last 7 yrs & making Monday nights the night i looked forward to. Now i’ll be lost & i doubt any show will be able to match up to this show, the way it was in the first few years.

        Comment by Jay – February 13, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope Lisa Edelstein is coming back.

    Comment by norhu – February 8, 2012 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’s actually the one I wouldn’t care about. House was a great, great show for the first 4-5 years. I didn’t miss an episode of it. For me, it was the best show I had ever seen. After the third season and House’s original team was apparetly out, things changed, but it still was a great show. Sixth season and House’s newly discovered love for Cuddy (something we all knew about, but really, it shouldn’t have happened) was just simply bad. I still watch the show occasionally, but I’m not that sad it’ll end, I think it’s time it did. And I hope to see 13 and maybe, maybe Cameron – but not Cuddy, even though Edelstein is a great actress.

      Comment by Julia – February 8, 2012 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too. The show lost its leading lady —–> the show got cancelled. I hope she agrees to come back.

      Comment by Maca – February 8, 2012 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She’s NOT the leading lady, live with it. TPTB made the mistake to make her too important in season 6 and 7 and thus almost killed the show with that Cuddy/Huddy centric crap.

        Comment by Sam – February 8, 2012 10:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • People keep mistaking Cuddy/House for the factor that made everyone so cross. It wasn’t Cuddy that actually bothered everybody, it was what Cuddy made House be. The show simply doesn’t work if the guy is actually happy, and not Mr. Curmudgeon all the time. But the themes they explored with Huddy were places that they couldn’t have gone if it weren’t for those seasons, and in my opinion they were essential sides of the character that we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Seeing as how the show is an exploration of the views and complexities of one Dr. Gregory House, it would be entirely inappropriate if they hadn’t spent so much time on it. His vulnerability and failure to connect may have deterred plenty of people, but it would have been a disservice if they hadn’t opened that can of worms, and Cuddy was simply the best candidate to do it. Because I’m a female, I didn’t mind the obligatory mush to get to the demons within. Plenty of people did though, you obviously included.
          Basically what I’m saying is that the anger is very much misdirected, and that there was nothing ‘downhill’ about the last few seasons. But that’s just one girls opinion. Feel free to keep b*tching.

          Comment by Kat – February 17, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES PLEASE BRING BACK LISA EDELSTEIN/CUDDY!
      I for one would really love to see Lisa Edelstein back on the show before the series finale. Cuddy was an integral part of the show for seven years and it would be lovely to see her back as part of the cast before the show officialy ends.
      A nod to Jennifer Morrison and the character of Cameron would also be nice before the series closes. Lisa and Jennifer contributed much towards the creation of the show and their characters were integral they earned some acknowledgement.
      OW I couldn’t care less about as I think 13 has had enough swan songs and farewells on the show. Her character has closure just leave things as they are. She was basically MIA for 3 years on the show anyway so really Who Cares about 13?? I know I never did.
      It saddens me that the show is coming to an end but I guess it is time. I would rather the show went out with some dignity (and S8 has had little of that) than to be booted off the air when it really has lost all credibility.
      Bye HouseMD I loved you and your characters for many years and I will miss you.

      Comment by Belle – February 8, 2012 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • CUDDY!!!!!CUDDY!!!!!!CUDDY!!!!!!THE BEST

        Comment by brazil – February 21, 2012 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Like i said in the other post I hope they find a way for Cameron, 13, Kutner and even Amber to make an apperance, Cuddy on the other hand can stay gone.

    Comment by hello – February 8, 2012 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Kutner had been a dead man for so many years!You wanna see a zombie show??

      Comment by zhl – February 9, 2012 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope this means Hugh Laurie gets to do comedy again soon.

    Comment by Brooke – February 8, 2012 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too!

      Comment by Gutu – February 8, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This.
      I would love to see him double up with Stephen Fry once more.

      Comment by Kira – February 10, 2012 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll miss this show!!! And Hugh!!! :-(

    Comment by Gutu – February 8, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care, I just want Stephen Fry to guest star before House is over :(

    Comment by marley – February 8, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I care and I like the idea about Fry!!! I’ll miss Hugh!!!

      Comment by Alice – February 8, 2012 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I care and I like the idea about Fry!!! I’ll miss Hugh!!!
        @ Alice – DITTO
        As for Hugh, guess we’ll just have to wait for “The Oranges” and “Mister Pip” to be released and maybe catch him live in concert as he continues to pursue his musical career.
        And as for “House”, DVD’s of previous seasons and/or fanfiction.com

        Comment by AreKay – February 8, 2012 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree about Fry! I wonder if they could squeeze him in the last episode for a shout-out. For that matter, post House, I’d like to see Steve and Hugh do Watson and Holmes. Wouldn’t that be perfect? Perhaps they will spin off CHASE.

      Comment by Jeanne W – February 18, 2012 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Lisa, Jennifer, Olivia and all the old team back to the final!

    Comment by Carol – February 8, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • to do what? It’ll be a travesty

      Comment by James – February 8, 2012 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It depends on the storyline, you don’t know.

        Comment by Carol – February 8, 2012 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Bringing someone back who hasn’t been in an episode for almost three seasons just to say goodbye for the third time is ridiculous.
          Bringing someone who left without saying goodbye after her ex tried to kill her to say goodbye is way more ridiculous.
          And finally, bringing someone who’s been in and out without making an impact in the storyline is pointless.

          Comment by James – February 8, 2012 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Disagree. Everything depends on the context. ;-)

            Comment by kEVIN – February 8, 2012 05:17 PM PDT  
          • As I said: It depends on the storyline that you don’t know.

            Comment by Carol – February 8, 2012 05:18 PM PDT  
          • I agree, it’s silly when shows bring characters back at the end just for nostalgia. If they have actual storylines it makes sense. I doubt they have story lines in mind for any of these female characters. They weren’t writing the season up to this point with them in mind, and they’re writing the last 5 or 6 episodes now so how would they have anything in mind.
            Also JM has a full time job she would only be available for a cameo not any kind of arc.
            LE hasn’t yet been approached about returning so they didn’t have anything in mind. They just like to tease at it for some reason (hoping people will tune in on the off chance she might appear or Shore not wanting to take responsibility for her not being there.)
            OW has a bunch of upcoming projects so she’s unlikely to be available for more than a cameo.

            Comment by Q – February 8, 2012 05:29 PM PDT  
      • trolLOL

        Comment by Brendan – February 8, 2012 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really don’t want to watch a House series finale without Lisa Edelstein, but I’ll probably watch whether she’s in it or not. If they could get all three (Lisa, Olivia, and Jennifer) that would be pretty awesome.

    Comment by Kristen – February 8, 2012 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, Kristen. Lisa & Jennifer should be in the finale, well, Olivia too. At the end of a series, i know a lot of shows take a bow, but maybe that’s just comedies. But Lisa, Jennifer & Olivia all deserve recognition at the end for thier contribution to a once great show. I personally wonder about Shore : he always writes out the female charcters; Why not Taub? (can stand his character!) Now this season we have one nice looking woman & then the mousey looking gal (can’t remember their names.) I don’t think they fit in at all, it just makes the show seem like such a joke now. I remember when i first heard Lisa wasn’t coming back, i at first felt sick to my stomach & said to myself that that spelled the end of this show. But good luck to all of you. I will surely miss Monday nights now. I need my Lisa E. fix, don’t know where i’ll get it now, reruns i guess.I hope all that wanted Cuddy & House to get together are happy, it only cost the show ending, as always seems to happen when that is done to 2 main characters.

      Comment by Jay – February 13, 2012 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mark my words, Cuddy won’t return. Shore is too petty and vindictive to bring Lisa back. He’s been talking about it for months yet there’s been no “formal discussions”? Because he doesn’t want them.
    GY may be a piece of work but I believe him when he tweeted last summer: Cuddy will never return.

    Comment by Saint Alicia – February 8, 2012 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would love Lisa back as the rest of the team, BUT HUGH is so f… special for me……. :-(
      Good luck for all!!! And Hugh, please don’t disappears!

      Comment by Lena – February 8, 2012 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How can I live without Hugh???? :-(

    Comment by Duda – February 8, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Unhappily ever after!!!

      Comment by AreKay – February 8, 2012 10:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The series finale will only be an hour? Come on. I believe we deserve two hours to end this great series.

    Comment by Khaatim – February 8, 2012 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 100% AGREE!

      Comment by Lena – February 8, 2012 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree too. Me personally I believe dramas should have two hour finales, while comedies should have an hour. Everyone gets upset when it comes to an hour drama like it is too much in one episode not much was tied together, same with comedies being a half hour.

      Comment by Michael – February 8, 2012 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 2 hours, C’MON!!!! :-(

      Comment by kEVIN – February 8, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Especially if they’re going to bring back old faces, that can take up a lot of time and end up with the main storyline being rushed. Two-parter is warranted for sure.

      Comment by Brendan – February 8, 2012 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Two Hours…YES!!!!

      Comment by AreKay – February 8, 2012 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BRING LISA EDELSTEIN BACK, SHE DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALE AS MUCH AS EVERYONE ELSE! YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER LET HER LEAVE IN THE FIRST PLACE, YOU DUMB SMUCKS!

    Comment by Melissa – February 8, 2012 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • she leave.
      for money.
      her millionaire salary was not enough.
      she deserve..THE MINE!

      Comment by TT – February 8, 2012 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well well well graet news… All this show was poinless without Lisa so GET HER BACK! The only hope is for a epic end! Get to work David!!

    Comment by ilona – February 8, 2012 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Did you see the last episode? So… Shut up!

      Comment by Caio – February 8, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope a worthy end!
    And
    Hugh Laurie + comedy + Fry + UK :-)

    Comment by kEVIN – February 8, 2012 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ^This would be epic. I can picture it in my head “This is Paul Slippery. He can remember being thrown out of a shop by a fishmonger for saying ‘cleft’.”

      Comment by Alice – February 8, 2012 05:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes its sad to see House leave But > On the finale do a spin off for the other characters to return on another show like House, yes without Hugh > Let him direct, produce the show. Give him the benefit of the doubt for what he has done for so long. He can do this at another prospective, another level. Have the same writers that was on House, producers. Lets not ALL give up on HOuse itself. I want to be on one of his last shows, just to say I acted with Hugh, My dream to come true in my life, a one line speaking part to him. PLEASE ! just get back to me before its to late. LOVE Hugh for what he has done for ALL his fans everywhere.

    Comment by Linda Karczewski – February 8, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • it’s not “canceled”: not until they call it a creative decision, which we know comes after the decline in ratings etc, but it’s still their decision, made BEFORE the network cut the cord. So why am I reading “canceled” in the URL?

    Comment by alethehousewife – February 8, 2012 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was canceled, and the network did cut the cord.
      Had TPTB shown some dignity (like Desperate Housewives, also in its 8th season) and made the final season announcement LAST FALL, then it would have been their decision. Instead they tried to beg and barter behind the scenes to extend the show’s run (Shore even spoke of a hypothetical season 9).
      They did not go out on their terms, Shore wanted more and didn’t get it; House was canceled.

      Comment by Saint Alicia – February 8, 2012 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m going to miss this show (yes even after last season’s mess), mostly the characters, the old faves…House, Wilson, Foreman, and Chase. Already miss Cuddy who was an amazing part of the dynamic. I’m almost hoping for absolutely ZERO spoilers for the finale so we can be surprised and not be disappointed. Yaitanes says the team has an amazing finale for us but please let it not be like what we experienced end of Season 7. All we’re asking is something good, something worthy of the character and the fans!

    Comment by Jessica Clackum – February 8, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just a nitpick: House wasn’t cancelled. It’s been ended by the showrunners. There’s a significant difference.

    Comment by godzilla's_foil – February 8, 2012 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • *being

      Comment by godzilla's_foil – February 8, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The showrunners got the chance to be the ones to announce the end. They didn’t end it by choice. If the network had wanted a 9th season the showrunners would have wanted it as well. They waited to see how the ratings were and they weren’t good enough to keep an expensive show like this around. If House had maintained ratings in the 3s it wouldn’t be ending. Networks never use the word cancellation, the shows just disappear from the schedule, look at Pan Am.

      Comment by Q – February 8, 2012 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wrong – Shore was shopping a season 9. Laurie refused & forced the cancellation.

      Comment by E – February 9, 2012 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TPTB!!!!Bring LISA EDELSTEIN back! Call her ASAP and ask her returning! It will save your dignity.

    Comment by Dov – February 8, 2012 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please bring Lisa back and give to us a final Huddy chemistry that was so important to the show!

      Comment by Alves – February 8, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • lol!
        She left because she wanted more money.. just.. leave the show alone. She’s not coming back, not even for the finale

        Comment by Me – February 8, 2012 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Cuddy actress Lisa Edelstein didn’t “want more money,” you idiot. She didn’t want to take a paycut. BIG, BIG difference. The Showrunner David Shore pushed the envelope too far by making House crack up criminally. It upset many viewers to find House losing it and going homicidal according to many viewers and critiques. The writers had no choice but to put House in jail. That plot turn turned off a lot of folks who watched out of habit only to be disappointed by the shallowness of the lead character in a lackluster season 8. Sadly, these same idiots didn’t fight for Lisa Edelstein to stay on and now they are paying for it with a premature demise. Likely Shore will go for a sucky ending in this finale where House likely dies or leaves medicine for good. Who cares. The guy is no longer the same character we came to know and respect. I will miss Wilson, Chase and even Taub. But the crackling excitement of tuning in to the show has been missing since Cuddy’s character went missing. I would hope TPTB would bring Lisa Edelstein back in some way or better yet, House leaves PPTH to win her back. That would be a fun fairy tale ending filled with hope and some maturity for the character who’s gone downhill this past season. just sayin.’

          Comment by Spoilerchicka – February 8, 2012 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I like this idea. He should go in search of her,with a strong farewell to his friend Wilson… or they could go off together to see if they can find her.

            Comment by Isabella – February 18, 2012 02:16 PM PDT  
        • You don’t know why she quit, as you don’t know if she is coming back. As to “just leave show alone” – somehow I think she will sort it out without your orders. Just a hunch.

          Comment by to You – February 8, 2012 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • *You don’t know why she quit*
            according to all sources..MONEY! the worst reason ever, she definitely does not deserves to appear in the last episode

            Comment by cate – February 9, 2012 03:36 PM PDT  
  • I hope Lisa Caddy is coming back.

    Comment by Louise – February 8, 2012 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who is is this Lisa Caddy” you’re talking about? Never heard of her.
      But Lisa Cuddy can stay the hell away from my show, kthxbye. The plotline created around and her supposedly love story with House was terrible. Let secondary character be sceondary. And give me some Wilson/House loving.

      Comment by Notyourbsnss – February 9, 2012 12:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes to the House/Wilson. Wilson was the only reason I continued my love affair (except for S7) all these years. But I do think they should bring Cuddy back even though I hate her with a passion. I think the finale should have something for all loyal House fans including the Huddies. I’m glad Jennifer Morrison and Olivia Wilde are willing to come back. It will make a lot of fans happy. Maybe we will get to see both Amber and Kutner’s ghosts :)

        Comment by HouseObsessedAgain – February 9, 2012 11:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks!!! For the 8 years! For all the anger, sadness, happines, frustration, surprises, etc. Specially Hugh: Thanks for all your effort during these years!
    And we have more 11 episodes to enjoy! :-)

    Comment by Brendo – February 8, 2012 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • finally, nice to see a post that isn’t so negative, lol. i feel the same way. we got a lot of awesome episodes, some not so great ones, but continuously wonderful performances from Hugh. i will miss this show so much. despite the not-so-great team at the moment, i’m sure i’ll enjoy these last 11 episodes, and will be heartbroken after the end credits roll on the last episode.

      Comment by Mickey – February 17, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree here, too. Thank you all– Especially Hugh Laurie. One of the greatest actors of our time.

      Comment by Isabella – February 18, 2012 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • please ! BRING LISA EDELSTEIN BACK

    Comment by Kate – February 8, 2012 05:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s sad that House is ending but not surprising. As for cast members to return….where does Olivia Wilde get off coming back, while Lisa Edelstein isn’t even being considered? Lisa at least managed to stay for ALL of season seven as opposed to being in only six like OW last year and only ONE this year. As far as I’m concerned, she showed where her loyalty stood. Edelstein and even Morrison should be afforded the opportunity to return, since they were the ones who got the royal screw all around. I could care less about bringing 13 back for House’s swan song.

    Comment by Drdiagnostic – February 8, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think OW is still technically under contract. She’s been let out to do other projects but she signed on in season 4 so her contract didn’t end with the rest of the original supporting cast at the end of season. Also the showrunners seem convinced that 13 is the most interesting and popular character on the show and that OW is the most important actress of our time, all evidence to the contrary.
      I’ve got nothing against OW or 13. I just never thought the character’s stories were very good and OW reads as kind of cold so it was hard for me to get into them. OW gets hyped a lot but her movies don’t do that well, Cowboys & Aliens was a big flop, and ratings don’t sky rocket when she’s on House. I find hype without anything to back it up annoying.

      Comment by Q – February 8, 2012 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • But OW don’t want come back, another ungrateful actor

        Comment by TT – February 8, 2012 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lisa Edelstein was given a choice of fewer episodes or less pay per episode. It was her choice to leave the show.
      Olivia Wilde was given every consideration to go off and make movies, unlike Jesse Spencer and Jennifer Morrison who had to hang around even when they weren’t in the episodes. She got the sweetheart deal of all.
      The only person who got the royal screw was Jennifer Morrison, dropped suddenly after two years of being promised she would be back in the front lines again.

      Comment by Jill – February 8, 2012 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • JM got paid for all those episodes she didn’t appear in. She was able to pursue other projects while still on the payroll during season six. Not that bad of a deal. She did have some story lines of her own and get a fair amount of camera time in season 5 and early 6. I didn’t think much of dead husbands sperm and the Dibila thing, but she was in the forefront of those story lines. I can see how Cameron fans would feel screwed but JM’s deal wasn’t bad.
        OW had the best deal of all. They let her come and go as it suited her career, had to write around her absence and then gave her Emmy bait episodes when she returned. I don’t blame her for taking advantage of this situation, I just don’t understand why the showrunners gave her such preferential treatment.

        Comment by Q – February 8, 2012 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yep OW certainly got some sweetheart deals at House. Do you think it’s because she and Hugh Laurie share the exact same agent/representation at WME and HH??

          Comment by B – February 8, 2012 11:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Really? I had no idea. So many things make sense now. It’s like the pieces of a puzzle snapping together.

            Comment by Jane2 – February 9, 2012 12:45 AM PDT  
        • Yeah….being fired froma job youlove to do is not bad at all….

          Comment by Sanna – February 9, 2012 05:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • @ Q Katie Jacobs and David Shore fired Jennifer Morrison and they treated her very badly, first they have very reduced her screentime so outrageous for two years (mobbing?) and then they cut her character, it’s really sad for a actor. OW, RSL and partially LE have all privileges, it’s unfair.
          TPTB!bad people.
          ”JM got paid for all those episodes she didn’t appear in”
          For a dismissal without notice it’s the minimun, she could also lead them to court but she acept their cruelty with class and grace, it’s amirable.

          Comment by Traccia – February 9, 2012 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yep OW certainly got some sweetheart deals at House. Do you think it’s because she and Hugh Laurie share the exact same agent/representation at WME and HH??
            This!I Know. She belongs to the agency more powerful..

            Comment by Traccia – February 9, 2012 04:11 PM PDT  
    • For gods sake! This is House Md we are talkinmg about not Cuddy! I really hope she does not come back, LE was very ungracious and OW praised the show and the crew, even tonight on twitter!

      Comment by Louise – February 8, 2012 11:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree with this! With the show winding up the last character I want to see is 13 or anyone who isn’t an original cast member for that matter. I know it can’t happen but I wish they’d ditch all the newbies and just have the last few eps featuring the original cast.
      Lastly, because it can’t be said enough PLEASE BRING BACK LISA EDELSTEIN.

      Comment by Jane2 – February 9, 2012 12:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I would like to see Olivia Wilde again. I would love to see Jennifer Morrison again. Even more, I would love to see Lisa Edelstein again.Is there any way we can get rid of Jacobson and Yi for the last few eps?
        I like Odette Annable, though.

        Comment by ISABELLA – February 18, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll miss Gregory House and Hugh Laurie. :-(

    Comment by AlAn – February 8, 2012 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have prepared myself for this news but I’m devastated right now! :-(

    Comment by Tati – February 8, 2012 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks!!! For the 8 years! and bring Lisa back !

    Comment by Lily – February 8, 2012 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will miss House terribly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Fafa – February 8, 2012 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i don’t know about you guys, but i got a feeling that they are going to kill House off in the series finale.

    Comment by Taryn – February 8, 2012 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just know I want something very dramatic and striking.I want to cry a lot at the very end!

      Comment by Alice – February 8, 2012 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There’s no way this ends well for House. He hasn’t grown or learned anything in 8 years. He doesn’t get happily ever after.

      Comment by Marton T – February 8, 2012 10:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will say this, and I hope there could be a way the House writers would read this.
    I don’t really care who checks back for the finale. Every character is acceptable. I would personally love to see OW back for the finale.
    But I want the writers to make sure of something. Whoever the characters of the final episode will be, DO NOT MAKE THE FINALE ABOUT ANY SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIP! Make it clear, that the main figure is and always has been House. That all the rest of the characters are the same level of importance and that House has (or has not) the same type of connection with each one of them. Don’t weigh heavily on one relationship.
    The only one who I would [i]slightly[/i] weigh over the rest of the characters is Wilson. And that is only because in a show that has a “Holmes” type of character, “Watson” is always important.
    But please, do not for once forget for the whole hour of the finale, that what has made the show what it is for the last 8 years is the character of House
    Thank you

    Comment by ck – February 8, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Make it clear, that the main figure is and always has been House.
      AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by AlAn – February 8, 2012 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

    Comment by Jueves – February 8, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cuddy needs to come back. She is amazing.

    Comment by Mike – February 8, 2012 05:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So sad they fired Jennifer Morrison after 6 years, she is a real angel. She is really the most classy person in the world, no actor would say what she said after what has happened. David Shore don’t deserve her at all.

    Comment by barbara – February 8, 2012 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been surprised by how much I like this season but still not surprised to see it end. Eight years is a nice run and they should be proud. My wish now is to see Jesse Spencer back next fall in a new hit show. This season, he’s proven more than ever that he’s more than just a pretty face.

    Comment by Steph – February 8, 2012 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My life just ended!
    It’s hard to digest that news right now…
    As a true [H]ousefan who’s been glue/hook since day 1, imagine that my(our)favorite addiction on Monday’s night will end this may
    after 8 amazing years….It’s painful…
    One thing for sure, that ending will be EPIC!
    And HLaurie will deliver his best performance ever….
    I’m proud of him, he lead that series on his schoulders since day 1…and promoted it like a real trooper…Help to boost FOX ratings & credibility…Now, he deserve that long awaited break and reunite with his wife&kids….
    But…now, I’m glad that DShore will direct the last episode…
    As for the return of Edelstein, honestly I’m still digesting her stupid reason of her exit…and a way to crawl back just to be part of the legacy and bring closure to her caracter – hope she dont expect, they will gave her, her original salary just for that episode…don’t deserve it!
    Anyway, bfore her, I really hope they can bring OWilde first and create/plan the closure to the promise make between House & 13…

    Comment by Jules – February 8, 2012 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is there a difference between promise make and promise made? K and D are nowhere close to each other on a keyboard.

      Comment by Sg.Grant – February 8, 2012 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Perfect match of form and substance. Please don’t breed.

      Comment by Every Village Has an Idiot – February 8, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LMAO this one is really an idiot XD

        Comment by Maca – February 8, 2012 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Just think of the post possibilities and Jules and kevin had a child.

        Comment by Sg.Grant – February 8, 2012 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We deserve an amazing end! 2 hours and a lot of Hugh Laurie!

    Comment by Ceci – February 8, 2012 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES!!!!!!!!

      Comment by Isabella – February 18, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My heart just broke.
    I had a feeling this would be the last season but to actually hear it announced breaks my heart into so many pieces.
    Sad day for us House fans. Let’s hope this amazing show get’s the series finale that is deserves!

    Comment by Dany – February 8, 2012 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No desire to see OW. Not sure when she became so important. The last few years she was hardly on, she’s a mediocre actress, and she wasnt with the show that long. I’d rather see LE and JM back on.

    Comment by Tricia – February 8, 2012 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Life won’t be the same without House :-(

    Comment by Duda – February 8, 2012 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hopefully hugh goes out with a well deserved emmy award, at least.

    Comment by Dany – February 8, 2012 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AMEN to that!!!!

      Comment by AreKay – February 8, 2012 10:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If he doesn’t get one, I am never watching the Emmys again. A stupid show if they can’t recognize Laurie’s genius.

        Comment by Isabella – February 18, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have no words! :-(

    Comment by Fafa – February 8, 2012 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LISA E.

    Comment by Nancy – February 8, 2012 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I need my regular dose of Hugh Laurie. And now? What?

    Comment by Geany – February 8, 2012 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hugh, Robert, Jesse oh God, how Am I going to live after may? :-(

    Comment by Fafa – February 8, 2012 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ”leading lady, Lisa Edelstein”
    leading lady? are you kidding? she barely appeared during the best years of the show, and look a little more for one or two season for soap-operish intent (when the show is already in decline) does not make you a ”leading lady” the show has never had any real leading female character. The show is all around House, secondary characters (men and women) are irrelevant, maybe except Wilson, but House is THE show and he alone.
    sorry for gramatical errors, i’m spanish

    Comment by dolores – February 8, 2012 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • In English “leading lady” means a love interest to the leading actor, not a leading female character. Look it up. Apology would be appropriate too.

      Comment by Language 101 – February 8, 2012 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • In English, “leading lady” means leading female character. When referring to a love interest, you talk about ” a love interest”. English is quite simple. Don’t trash people who don’t speak your tongue, you just look stupid.

        Comment by notyourbsnnss – February 9, 2012 12:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Cuddy was both the love interest of the leading actor AND the leading female character. She most certainly was the leading lady of “House.”
          I hope that the show runners have the guts and the brains to bring back Lisa Edelstein for the final few episodes of this great show. This current season really suffered without her presence.

          Comment by carol – February 9, 2012 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I disagree, House MD (1-3) is the real House MD so Mrs Edelstein wasn’t a key character IMO

            Comment by BB*BB – February 9, 2012 04:07 PM PDT  
  • Not in a spinoff, but in wholly new series. That’s what the story and this comment are talking about.

    Comment by Dee – February 8, 2012 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A storyline to bring one or all back would have would need to be wedding or death.

    Comment by Angela – February 8, 2012 06:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • While I haven’t watched the show much since the early 6th season, I’m very curious how they’ll choose to end it. I’d also love to see the old characters return for the finale, particularly Cameron.

    Comment by Little Scarf Girl – February 8, 2012 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So LE is not able to find a decent job and out of pity tptb will let her come back for the finale. I hope not, her character has done too much damage to the show

    Comment by Ash – February 8, 2012 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bahaha. Still reeling from JMo being fired? Don’t worry, if Lisa E CHOOSES to return, the producers will be required to tell the world in great detail how they begged her. Too bad hating on Lisa E doesn’t stop JMo from getting sh*tty reviews om OUAT.

      Comment by LMAO – February 8, 2012 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @LMAO call a psychiatrist, you need it

        Comment by . – February 8, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • What, you didn’t like it? Butthurt much? Don’t start something you are not equipped to finish, moron.

          Comment by LMAO – February 8, 2012 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Oh don’t pay attention. The OUAT fandom is young but pretty much everyone detests these losers. They call Ginnifer Goodwyn (!) a talentless hack b/c she “stole” thunder from their favorite Jennifer Morrison. The language is strangely similar too. Just a bunch of pathetic nutjobs. How empty their lives must be if they need to spread poison when people mourn the loss of their favorite show.

            Comment by Ariel – February 8, 2012 09:25 PM PDT  
          • This!

            Comment by Hamerons Run Amok – February 8, 2012 10:44 PM PDT  
          • LOL You’re too stupid. Jennifer gets great reviews and the show does really well. Jealous much that it didn’t work out so well for LE, huh? Your bad, now STFU and get a life. LE fangirls really are a bunch of pathetic little girls, oh my.

            Comment by Sam – February 8, 2012 11:01 PM PDT  
          • “LOL You’re too stupid. … now STFU and get a life. LE fangirls really are a bunch of pathetic little girls”
            No offense, but my 12 yo has a better vocabulary. Can’t say I am surprised – complete lack of self-awareness is a common attribute of a hater. And if your reading skills are as good as your power of reasoning, then, of course, Jennifer Morrison gets the the best reviews and Ginnifer G. is just “a talentless hack”. Obviously.

            Comment by morons run amok – February 8, 2012 11:40 PM PDT  
          • I´m a Jennifer Morrison Fan and hang out on Once Fan-boards. No Jen fan is saying that Ginnifer Goodwin is a talentless actress or is jealous at her. I´ve never read about something like that. You just spread bad lies. It is not the truth and the Fans i follow on twitter simply don´t care about LE or even House, they have better things to do. All the Sh*t you want to tell about JMo-fans here is a story you cooked up in your own brain.

            Comment by @dearAriel – February 9, 2012 12:39 AM PDT  
    • Ash, I am pretty sure that amount of vile and hateful nonsense you spill is directly proportional to the void of your little pathetic life. Go share with a pillow how much action you got today on a message board. What a delusional loser.

      Comment by to Ash – February 8, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Once upon a time fandom is a peaceful community; Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin are good friends

        Comment by OUAT fan – February 9, 2012 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Well, Emma Swan [Jennifer Morrison] is the protagonist so there is nothing to envy. I suspect they do not understand either what they are talking about or the things about which they speak so confidently.

          Comment by Meridith – February 9, 2012 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @ The language is strangely similar too
        They are strangers, Sherlock *rolls eyes* Google Translate rulez!

        Comment by BLANCH – February 10, 2012 12:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But Lisa’s expensive, she demands the right amount of money for her talent & time. Given how she quit you think she’s going to agree to come grovelling back as a guest star at an even lower pay rate? Of course not.

      Comment by E – February 9, 2012 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Here’s my guess for the final episode’s plot: the patient will be House himself, after something goes seriously wrong with the not-so-good doctor. We get to see him not only as a physician diagnosing the mysterious illness that could take his life, but also something he’s rarely been – a patient.
    Only question is does he die at the end of the episode?

    Comment by The Pun_isher – February 8, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think there’s a good chance you’re right.
      Doubt he will die. House must win– even over Death!

      Comment by Isabella – February 18, 2012 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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