"House" is coming to an end
THE HUFFINGTON POST
"House" is coming to an end. Fox and executive producers David Shore, Katie Jacobs and Hugh Laurie announced that after much deliberation it was decided that Season 8 will be the last.
"While it's with much regret, and a lump in our throats, we respect the decision Hugh, David and Katie have made," Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment at Fox, said in a statement. "A true original, on the page and amazingly brought to life by Hugh Laurie, there is only one Dr. House.
For eight seasons, the entire 'House' team has given us -- and fans around the world -- some of the most compelling characters and affecting stories ever seen on television. They have been creatively tenacious and collaborative throughout this incredible run, and they are amongst the most superior talents in the business. For all the above, we wholeheartedly thank them, and the fans who have supported the show."
There were hints Season 8 would be the last for the medical drama. Series star Laurie was only contracted through Season 8, which was renewed amidst budget cuts. Additionally, Lisa Edelstein left the show between Season 7 and Season 8.
Laurie has said he'll retire from TV when "House" ends.
"I think I have been rather spoiled here [in America]," he told UK's Daily Record. "I can't imagine there will be another one quite like this. And I think I am extremely lucky to have had the one shot that I have had at it, and I wouldn't go looking for lightning to strike twice."
Edited By GABRIELLA OSAMOR