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Medical Drama ‘House’ Says Goodbye

Dr. House will not be on call after his eighth season on Fox. Medical drama series House is saying goodbye. Creator David Shore requested an early decision from the network to end the show so he could prepare a proper farewell for his misanthropic physician and friends. With several new dramas on the rise — a few the show even helped launch, including Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch, which hits this spring — and star Hugh Laurie’s contract deal done at the end of the season, the timing seemed right. When Universal cut salaries last year, fans saw co-star Lisa Edelstein (Dr. Lisa Cuddy — Dean of Medicine and House’s love interest) leaving early, which left a lot of devotees pretty bummed. Still, ratings have persisted. Deadline reports that there’s no word on where Shore will be heading next, as he does not have a continuing deal with the network. Were you biding your time until House left the building, or were you hoping the show would hold out just a little while longer?

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