Sorry, Huddy fans: Lisa Edelstein will not be returning to House before the series checks out on May 21, TVLine.com reports.
Edelstein, who played House's boss and love interest, Cuddy, left the Fox medical drama in May after seven seasons. Her departure followed an explosive — and critically panned — season finale which saw House drive into Cuddy's home months after their break-up. Edelstein's exit left the show with seemingly little hope of resolution for "Huddy," the nickname fans gave the will-they-or-won't-they couple.
Lisa Edelstein on leaving House and her Good new role: "I just move on"
House creator David Shore told TVGuide.com at the start of Season 8 that he had mulled the idea of Edelstein returning for a proper Cuddy send-off, but it was too soon to do so. "Down the road, that might be more appropriate. It didn't seem right now," he said. "Given that she was gone, we decided it was better to not just have her come back to leave again."
Edelstein moved on quickly after the exit, joining The Good Wife for a multi-episode arc. "It's funny because not everybody knows that I left the show," she told TVGuide.com in October. "I get a lot of 'Congratulations! I'm so excited to watch the show again,' and I just don't say anything. I say thank you. They'll figure it out at some point. I just move on."
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Fox announced Monday that the network would air a one-hour House retrospective before the series finale.
A rep for the Fox series did not immediately respond to TVGuide.com's request for comment.
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