House

Monday February 13 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Chase forms a bond with the team’s newest patient, a sheltered nun who is ready to take her vows. Meanwhile, House and Taub engage in a war of juvenile pranks.

House will officially end for good on May 21, it has been announced.

The medical drama will wrap up its eighth and final season this year after it was confirmed by producers of the show this month that there will be no more new episode after this.

“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… For all the above, we wholeheartedly thank them, and the fans who have supported the show.”

Source: Huffington Post

The executive producers of House, David Shore, Katie Jacobs and Hugh Laurie, have released this statement on Facebook regarding the future of the series:

After much deliberation, the producers of House M.D. have decided that this season of the show, the 8th, should be the last. By April this year they will have completed 177 episodes, which is about 175 more than anyone expected back in 2004.

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.

Since it began, House has aspired to offer a coherent and satisfying world in which everlasting human questions of ethics and emotion, logic and truth, could be examined, played out, and occasionally answered.  This sounds like fancy talk, but it really isn’t.  House has, in its time, intrigued audiences around the world in vast numbers, and has shown that there is a strong appetite for television drama that relies on more than prettiness or gun play.

But now that time is drawing to a close.  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.

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.

The makers of House would also like to thank Fox Broadcasting and Universal Television for supporting the show with patience, imagination and large quantities of good taste.  The Studio-As-Evil-Adversary is one of the many clichés that House has managed to avoid, and for that the cast and crew are deeply grateful.

Lastly, the audience: some have come and some have gone, obviously. This is to be expected in the life of any show. But over the course of the last eight years, the producers of House have felt immensely honored to be the subject of such close attention by an intelligent, discriminating, humane and thoughtful – not to mention numerous – audience. Even the show’s detractors have been flattering in their way. Making the show has felt like a lively and passionate discussion about as many different subjects as could possibly be raised in 177 hours. The devotion and generosity of our viewers has been marvelous to behold.

So, finally, everyone at House will bid farewell to the audience and to each other with more than a few tears, but also with a deep feeling of gratitude for the grand adventure they have been privileged to enjoy for the last eight years.  If the show lives on somewhere, with somebody, as a fond memory, then that is a precious feat, of which we will always be proud.

Everybody Lies.

 

STATEMENT FROM KEVIN REILLY, PRESIDENT, ENTERTAINMENT, FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY:

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. 

 

Monday February 6 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

House and the team’s unconventional methods are placed under review by Dr. Cofield (Jeffrey Wright), Chief of Neurology and Foreman’s former mentor, after a patient’s violent outburst.

Monday January 30 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

House and Adams argue over whether they should contact social services when an underage teenager requires surgery. Meanwhile, Taub has a difficult time connecting with his infant daughters and House threatens to expose Foreman’s relationship with a married woman.

Monday January 23 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

When an Alzheimer’s patient inexplicably suffers symptoms, the team begins to unravel a deeper marriage conflict between the patient and his dutiful wife. Meanwhile, House and Foreman butt heads and Wilson treats a patient who claims to be in a chaste marriage.

Monday November 28 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

House and the team treat a patient who has a deep-seated psychological disorder. Meanwhile, Wilson becomes obsessed with proving that House is hiding something in his home.

Monday November 21 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Despite Foreman’s opposition, House becomes obsessed with solving a peculiar case of a deceased four-year-old patient, which gets him into serious trouble. Meanwhile, the team learns that their 14-year-old patient (Madison Davenport) suffers from more than teen angst when her physical symptoms worsen.

Monday November 14 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When a teenager is admitted with partial paralysis, the team uncovers a disturbing family secret while searching for a bone marrow match. Meanwhile, House looks for ways to remove his ankle monitor so he can attend a boxing match in Atlantic City, and Taub faces a tough decision when his ex-wife tells him she wants to move across the country with their infant daughter.

Monday, November 7 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

When a well-respected man in his community (Jamie Bamber) suddenly collapses, the team discovers he has been hiding dark secrets about his personal and professional life. Meanwhile, House tries to manipulate Taub into taking a DNA test to prove he is the father of twins.