Hugh Laurie, House; Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy; Ted Danson, CSI
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So is Wilson definitely going to die on House? — Amanda
ADAM: Well, the promos for next week's episode don't paint a pretty picture, but let's try to stay positive. (His best friend is a pretty good doctor, after all!) I suspect that Wilson will stick around at least through the series finale. But it does raise the question: Can House exist without Wilson? "For better or for worse, they are bound together," Hugh Laurie says. "They share a way of looking at the world, and I think they need each other." But does that "need" portend a happy ending? "I think the audience will be happy, not because House has learned some life lessons — that's not what he's about," Laurie says. "I think people will be happy for him. The fact that he's still got a 'mud in your eye, to hell with you all' attitude, I sort of love." So let's keep the sackcloth and ashes under wraps for now, OK?
Please tell me you have more info on the big event in the Grey's Anatomy finale! — Sammy
Yet another doctor will be in!
Amber Tamblyn will reprise her role as Dr. Martha Masters for the series finale of House, the actress told reporters Friday night at a red carpet event celebrating the series.
Olivia Wilde checks back in to House for series finale
Now that is a good bedside manner! Hugh Laurie pulls a double shift as star and director for House's April 30 episode about a young girl (Rachel Eggleston) whose genetic disorder could actually be a reaction to her ...
Lisa Edelstein may not be returning for House's series finale, but another doc is. Olivia Wilde will reprise her role as Thirteen in the Fox drama's final episode, TVGuide.com has confirmed. TVLine first reported the news.
House pulls the plug after eight seasons
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House, Charlyne Yi and Hugh Laurie
The decision to end House after eight seasons wasn't easy — and, it turns out, didn't necessarily have to come at all this year.
According to insiders, star Hugh Laurie and his fellow executive producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs were eager to bring the long-running Fox drama back for one more year, despite conventional wisdom that everyone was ready to move on. One exec believes that Laurie, one of the highest-paid actors on TV (he makes $700,000 an episode), was even prepared to take a pay cut in order to return.
Let's start this week's roundup by blowing some Valentine's kisses to ABC's Wednesday night lineup. No tongue, and not on the mouth, because that would be rude! But also very funny, as evidenced on the night's standout comedies The Middle and Modern Family, in which Sue Heck freaks when her wrestler boyfriend Matt gets "international" with his tongue-wrestling and Claire Dunphy is seriously skeeved out by Greg Kinnear (a hoot as Phil's wealthy new client) as he plants kisses right on her mouth, while shirking an oblivious Phil's hugs. Turns out he kisses ...
Hugh Laurie, House
The doctor is out. And while there isn't exactly huge outrage over House's cancellation (more than 70 percent of TVGuide.com voters agreed it was time to pull the plug on Hugh Laurie's curmudgeonly genius), many die-hard fans are left pondering just what sort of ending creator David Shore and his team will come up with.
House pulls the plug after eight seasons
"It's not going to be an unceremonious finish, I can tell you that," Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said during the Television Critics Association winter previews, when he acknowledged that he was talking with the show's creative crew about potentially wrapping things up. "It will absolutely have a satisfying conclusion. ... I can guarantee you there's no way David Shore is going to have the fans feel like it wasn't properly capped off."
So just how will viewers say goodbye to Dr. House? Let's ponder the possibilities...
The time of death is eight seasons for House.
On Wednesday, series executive producers David Shore, Katie Jacobs and star Hugh Laurie announced that Fox's medical drama will end after its eighth and current season. They released the following statement:
[WARNING: This story contains spoilers from Monday's House. Read at your own risk.]
"They've decided that your being stabbed was nobody's fault. They're wrong. I'm sorry."
Those were the shocking words spoken by Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) to Dr. Chase (Jesse Spencer), who during the course of Monday's House found himself stabbed in the heart by a patient suffering a psychotic episode, and later, paralyzed from the waist down. And even though impartial arbitrator Dr. Cofield (guest star Jeffrey Wright) ruled that House and his unorthodox diagnostic processes were not to blame for the accident, Dr. Crankypants didn't let himself off so easily....
As mid-season shows debut over the next three months, it will be crunch time for a number of series that haven't been tearing up the Nielsen charts. Here's what network insiders say are the shows on the bubble as execs look to set their schedules in May.
A second-year ratings fade may mean it's time to pull a sheet over the Dana Delany-led Body of Proof. While the network ordered an extra episode of Pan Am in order to keep a hold on the cast until May, its chances of returning next fall are as likely as an airport going a full day without a flight delay. Comedy Happy Endings doesn't do a great job retaining the lead-in from the mighty Modern Family, but ABC parent Disney has an ownership stake in the show and it's a favorite within the network's entertainment division — so a pickup for another season is considered a lock. And fan fave Cougar Town will get a final shot for renewal if it performs well in its new Tuesday time period starting February 14.