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House back for an eighth season!

House, M.D. Back for an Eighth Season

Variety reports that Universal Media Services (UMS) and FOX have finally come to an agreement to renew the popular series House, M.D for an eighth season. The two parties have been trying to come to terms for months, with the network (FOX) wanting a reduction in the licensing fee it pays producer Universal. 


FOX has argued that the series ratings have recently declined, which justifies a reduction in the amount it pays UMS to air the series. UMS airs reruns of House on its BRAVO and USA cable stations and also produces the series DVDs. 

Of the cast, nearly all of whom had contracts up for next year, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Olivia Wilde and Hugh Laurie are all signed on for next season. Negotiations are ongoing for Lisa Edelstein and Jesse Spencer among the main series cast.

At the very least, a Season 8 will give House, M.D. a final season to bring House’s journey to an end, giving both the doctor and the audience some closure.

About Barbara Barnett

A Jewish mother and (young 🙃) grandmother, Barbara Barnett is an author and professional Hazzan (Cantor). A member of the Conservative Movement's Cantors Assembly and the Jewish Renewal movement's clergy association OHALAH, the clergy association of the Jewish Renewal movement. In her other life, she is a critically acclaimed fantasy/science fiction author as well as the author of a non-fiction exploration of the TV series House, M.D. and contributor to the book Spiritual Pregnancy. She Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (

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