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House Officially Done After 8 Seasons

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by RunnerFL, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 #1 of 22
    RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    It's been hinted at before but now it's official.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/02/08/fox-house-cancelled/?hpt=hp_t3

    Looks like Hugh Laurie is going to retire too:

     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 #2 of 22
    phrelin

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    We never missed an episode and the show will be missed. With that said, it is probably a good time to end it and one can't help but wish Hugh Laurie a good retirement from weekly American TV. My guess is, however, we'll see him in movies and maybe some of those Brit mini-series.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2012 #3 of 22
    RunnerFL

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    I've loved the show from the beginning but I think they should have ended it last year. This year with Foreman in charge has been painful to watch.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 #4 of 22
    mattgwyther

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    I just hope the give the show a proper finale,
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 #5 of 22
    Church AV Guy

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    The rumor is, he wants to start over with a singing carreer.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 #6 of 22
    phrelin

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    Heck, he already has a start on that:

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    From the Amazon review:
    It's an enjoyable album.

    And he's still one of the funniest comedians.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 #7 of 22
    RunnerFL

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    He's also been in "Band From TV" for a few years now. It's a band made up of TV stars like Hugh, Greg Grunberg and others.

    http://www.bandfromtv.org/
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 #8 of 22
    dpeters11

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    He certainly is multi-talented, quite the piano player. Based on this weeks episode and that they are pulling the plug, it will end the way they want. Always better for a show to end on it's own terms when given a chance. Some hold on too long, I think its a good time for House to end.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2012 #9 of 22
    fluffybear

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    Mrs. Fluffybear and I have been a fan of Hugh Laurie's for many years and while we did not take to House right away, we have seen every episode at least once and will miss the show.
    Thank You Mr. Laurie for entertaining this household for many great years and we wish you luck in your retirement.
     
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    They should resurrect Black Adder!
     
  11. fluffybear

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    No objections here!
     
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    I have to say this year hasn't been very good and the show has become IMO a set formula of scripts that just get recycled with new names for the patient and disease.
     
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    It seems to me like this year they've focused almost everything on House - each episode creates a personal character dilemma for him challenging his belief structure to its core, making him question himself, which impacts on the others around him. It's like they anticipated it being a final season. How they are going to wrap up this final season will be interesting.
     
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    They been running out of good ideas for awhile now.
     
  15. Church AV Guy

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    Yeah, that was poorly worded, and not really what I meant to say at all. He has had a singing career, kinda in the background, for quite a while. What he was reportedly saying is, he wants to move acting into the background and concentrate on his singing instead--not that he wants to start over, but change his priorities.

    I agree that he is such a good comic actor, he will be missed unless he continues doing that, at least on the side.
     
  16. Laxguy

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    A-freakin'-men, brother! One of the best skit shows of all time.

    .... "I have a cunning plan...."
     
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    I'm sure this decision was made long ago but Producers did not want to announce it right away fearing it might turn viewers away.

    While there is plenty of different ways to end this show, my feeling is there only one way to end it. House solves yet another case and goes on with this life just as it was another day. Having him lose his medical license, get fired/resign, or go back to jail/rehab would be a cop out in my opinion as we have been there and done that MANY times already.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Saw it coming last year after Cutty's contract not renewed...but disappointed to see this one end. Probably the most steady show at a high level since inception. IRP House MD.
     
  19. phrelin

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    :grin: Apparently Hugh Laurie was not quite pleased with a press report about why the show ended according to a statement of Laurie's in TV Guide:
    And according to BizWire:
     
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