Fox has confirmed the current 8th season of House, starring Hugh Laurie, will be its last.
The news is not hardly surprising given there was already much consensus that House would likely end after its current season. Only a few thought that Fox would renew it for another year – possibly for a ninth season to be its last. Up until a few weeks ago Fox had “not made up its mind” on the future of House. Now though it has seemingly decided the end is nigh.
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. – Kevin Reilly, Fox entertainment president
Fans will now be hoping for a satisfying resolution to the medical series when it airs the finale in May.