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Lisa Edelstein Quitting 'House,' Report Says

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by fluffybear, May 17, 2011.

  1. fluffybear

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  2. phrelin

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    Will be interesting to see who they put in charge of Dr. House.

    I believe this coming season will be the show's last. Fox ought to be in a panic right now until someone figures out how to make this work.

    Or maybe it's just a bargaining strategy.
     
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    Sorry to see her go as well. Wonder who they bring into the new head administrator role.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    She couldn't take a pay cut for one final season and know she has a job? She'd rather go job hunting? Selfish if you ask me...
     
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    She won't be without a job for long. There's got to be a ton of roles for an engaging actress with her looks.
     
  7. 1953

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    Conversely, how many have left never to be seen in big roles again. I predict LMN movie roles in her future.

    I think her leaving will have a major impact on HOUSE.
     
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    did any one see nics last night? any thoughts on who the traitor is?
     
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    I'm sorry but you've lost me there. Selfish to not feel insulted by being offered a pay cut? Selfish to not stay and be unhappy that you decided on security vs challenge?

    You do understand that it was quite likely Fox's hope that they'd save money with pay cuts or by being able to hire cheap replacements. The selfish one is FOX.
     
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    I was lost with your question until I figured out that you meant NCIS. I did not worry about who was the traitor. I almost didn't watch it because I knew there would be a cliffhanger at the end.
     
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    i think it is the new female agent who went on extended leave. Remember seeing her cut something out of her dead agents wrist. that was strange.
     
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    Yes, selfish on her part. Is she so poor that she can't take a pay cut to see out the run of a show she's been part of for years? I'm sure she has no problems putting food on her table. She just wanted more money, and that is selfish.

    I guess you don't understand how TV works behind the scenes. They weren't trying to save money to be selfish. They are trying to save money in this crappy economy. By lowering the costs of House they are able to get one more year out of the show to tie up everything. If they couldn't cut costs on the show it would have been cancelled.
     
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    From what I read prior to this, that despite the ratings, Fox was on the fence on renewal due to climbing costs of the show. So, it does make sense. You keep you cast with pay cuts, or cut characters and replace them with cheaper ones.
     
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    While likely kills the show anyway. Cuddy's role will likely be filled by a new person holding the same job in the hospital - who knows - maybe someone "interesting" will be tagged.

    One of my top Series Link shows...a fan since the first episode. :)
     
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    Did she want more money, or would she not accept less? Big difference!
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    Oh, it makes complete sense. But for an actor, who has a fanbase, to not do the last season of a show because she refuses to make a little bit less, to help out the show, is selfish. You'd think she could "take one for the team" and do the last season for less money, others are.
     
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    The actors who took a cut in pay sold themselves short and hurt their negotiating ability with future role offers. Lisa could have done a "Jimmy Stewart" and worked for a percentage in lieu of a salary but with the show nearing the end of it's run was probably not a option.
     
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    I really hope this is just bargaining strategy from Ms. Edelstein's camp, otherwise the last season of House will fall short in comparison to previous ones. We are big fans here, hate to see it end poorly.:nono2:
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    I disagree. I think it will turn out in their favor. Any network they go to for a new show, or stay with FOX, will see that as a willingness to help out the network in their "time of need" and will value them as an "employee".
     
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    It definitely will without her.
     

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