House's Hugh Laurie Discusses Shows Future

House has been on the air for eight years on the Fox network. It may also be in its death throes. Hugh Laurie has mentioned several times now that this may be the end of the show. The performer's contracts are up for negations at the end of the year which is a clear signal that the show has run out of steam.

House Season 8 Promo PosterIn addressing the House rumors Laurie has said, “ Too soon to say.We're still wetting our fingers and sticking them up in the air to see which way the wind's blowing. There are lots of things to be taken into account." Does that sound like a dodge? The show has already had two of the most important characters leave the show.  This season saw Olivia Wilde’s popular character 13 leave happily in the arms of her dream women. Lisa Edlstein’s Cuddy simply did not return for the eighth season.

Would you be upset to lose House or is this a mercy killing? House’s new hires have become a polarizing duo. Many find fault with Charlyne Yi’s performance as doctor Park.

Despite the trouble the show may have gotten this season it is still a top performer for Fox. Ratings may have dropped, but not much more than other veteran TV shows. House still holds strong in it’s top demographic with almost 9 million views an episode. In fact the premiere for season 8 was actually a bump up for the finale of the previous year. It looks like a show minus Huddy was what the fans wanted all along.

House airs Monday nights at 9 pm on Fox. It is on hiatus and will return in January of the New Year. The next episode is titled “Better Half” .

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Written by: susans
Dec 17th, 2011, 7:06 pm


Message Posted On Oct 16th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Also, how many Susans?

Message Posted On Oct 16th, 2012, 4:40 pm
Whoa, this is a blast from the near-past!

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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2012, 2:04 am

I just found this article.  I thought it was pretty good.  Time has proven your prescience, Susan.  Charlyne Yi, and the other chick are completely useless, though the writing isn't helping.  I'll definitely miss HOUSE.  I don't think it's as consistantly good as it was a few years ago, but it's never a waste of time.  "Dr. House" is still the most interesting character on TV.  Gotta love a misanthrope!  I can't stand Hugh Laurie.  Aside from having the snootiest accent in all of Snootiedom, he's the most guarded, politically correct actor since "Ann-Margrock".  You'd think being the highest payed actor on TV would provide you some freedom of expression, in addition to all of that F*** you money...  But, he does play House well. *sniff*


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Message Posted On Dec 17th, 2011, 7:27 pm

Did you just sit on a bar stool downing shots when you wrote this? First off, House has been on for only 7 years, not eight. There are 8 seasons which does not always correlate into years.

Second: Just because somebody's contract is up doesn't mean the show has run its course. Duhhh!

Third: When you say "Many" find fault with Charlyne Yi, you mean just 'you', right?? 'Cause right after you state that you turn around and say that the show is very strong with 9 million views per episode.

Maybe you should sober up before you put pen to paper and do your research instead of posting wild speculations that are just plain bulls**t!!

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