A regular character on Fox’s "House" will be absent for more than just a few episodes this season, reports EW.com’s The Ausiello Files.
Olivia Wilde’s character Thirteen will appear this season, but won’t return until well into the year, according to series creator David Shore. Her absence comes as Wilde’s film career is thriving, with four movies in the works, including "Cowboys and Aliens," for which she had taken a leave of absence from "House," the story says. She also signed on for a role in "The Change Up," a body-switching movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.
"And it just so happened that what we had worked out storyline-wise allowed her a couple of extra episodes [off]. So that movie just filled in the gap. There were no further adjustments to her schedule as a result of that," Shore says.