Fox Pulls Plug on One of Its Signature Shows Deadline
Fox is wrapping up a drama series that has been one of the network's signature shows, Deadline.com reports. The current eighth season of “House” will be the veteran medical drama’s last, the story says.
The decision comes after Fox gave creator David Shore the right to make an early decision, allowing the show to create a planned-out ending for its characters, the story notes. The eighth season will end in May.
The end of "House" may mean life for another Fox show, however, by potentially making room for "Terra Nova," which is awaiting a decision on whether it will be renewed for a second season, the story notes.
Fox and Shore decided on the fate of "House” within the past 24 hours, as Shore decided the program was creatively in the right place to bring closure to the long-running series starring Hugh Laurie.
The decision means Fox won't get into another tough negotiation battle with "House" producer Universal Television, after last year's protracted licensing talks, or with Laurie, whose deal expires at the end of the season, the story points out.