NBC is interested in taking "House" for its own, as negotiations between Fox, which currently airs the drama, and production company Universal Media Studios remain unresolved, TV Guide reports.
Speculation has been that UMS, which is owned by NBCUniversal, would offer the show to competing networks, including NBC, if the two sides can’t come to an agreement.
NBC could use an established hit, even if “House,” entering its eighth season, has seen its audience erode, the story notes.
However, insiders say the current deal between Fox and Universal prevents UMS from shopping the show to an NBCUniversal-affiliated network. That might mean moving the show elsewhere, such as ABC, CBS or TNT, the story says.
One problem with the current negotiations is that several cast members haven’t yet signed on, with Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps and Lisa Edelstein still unsigned. The two sides reportedly aren’t near a consensus for determining the percentage each will pay for the show’s costs.