FOX Renews HOUSE For Season Eight
OK, dare I say, welcome to upfront week... and let this be the start of my coverage of this year's happenings in pretty much the most important week of television decision making.
FOX has finally renewed its medical drama "House" for an eighth season.
“Over the past seven seasons, HOUSE has redefined the medical drama and has given us one of television’s most compelling and iconic characters,” said FOX Entertainment president Kevin Reilly. “From the producers to the incredible writers to the unbelievably talented cast and crew, the HOUSE team is fearless in its creativity and I can’t wait to see what they have in store next year.”
The renewal was held off up to this point because FOX and Universal Media Studios were at odds over the license fees for the show.
Hugh Laurie, Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson were already signed for an eighth season, and Omar Epps and Robert Sean Leonard have signed new deals to be staying with "House". The future of Lisa Edelstein and Jesse Spencer with the show is still up in the air, as both actors have not yet signed contracts for next season.