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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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Spencer has played Dr. Robert Chase for seven seasons on the show. News of his return follows Edelstein's decision to leave the show, which ended last season with House (Hugh Laurie) driving his car into Cuddy's house in a fit a jealousy and then escaping authorities to a tropical beach.House returns Monday, Oct. 3 at 9/8c on Fox.Are you happy to have Spencer back?