'House' to end this year, confirms Fox

'House' to end this year, confirms Fox

Postby ntscuser » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:42 pm

House will not continue past its eighth season, show execs have confirmed.

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Executive producers David Shore, Katie Jacobs and Hugh Laurie, who has previously hinted at the series end, revealed that the Fox medical drama will draw to a close later this year in a statement released Wednesday.

"The decision to end the show now, or ever, is a painful one, as it risks putting asunder hundreds of close friendships that have developed over the last eight years - but also because the show itself has been a source of great pride to everyone involved," they said.

"The producers have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party. How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air."

Shore, Jacobs and Laurie also said that the legacy of House will live on, adding: "The producers can never sufficiently express their gratitude to the hundreds of dedicated artists and technicians who have given so generously of their energy and talent to make House the show it has been - and perhaps will continue to be for some time, on one cable network or another."

Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly expressed his sadness at House's end, saying: "While it's with much regret, and a lump in our throats, we respect the decision Hugh, David and Katie have made. 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."

House airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.
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