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Good news for House fans: Lisa Edelstein's Cuddy is the only doctor who won't be returning to Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in the fall.

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Jesse Spencer signed a new contract to continue with the Fox medical drama late Tuesday night, a rep for NBC Universal, the studio that produces the show, tells He will return as a series regular.

Other details of the deal were not immediately available, but the lengthy negotiations went down to the wire: The show is scheduled to resume production later this month.

Spencer revealed the deal a little early on Tuesday. "I'm coming back for Season 8 with a tan and a busted board," he tweeted after surfing at Newport Beach, Calif.

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