Now in its eighth season, “House” is still successful as far as ratings go, though critics and fans have certainly wavered on the show’s quality standing up to previous seasons. Normally, we’d say that it’s a shoo-in for renewal come May, but this year, the fate of “House” is a bit of a toss-up.
Why? Hugh Laurie‘s contract is up this spring, and if he chooses not to continue on with the show, it will, obviously, be axed. You can’t have “House” without House.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Laurie admits that he’s still undecided about a potential Season 9. “Too soon to say. We’re still wetting our
fingers and sticking them up in the air to see which way the wind’s
blowing. There are lots of things to be taken into account,” he says.
If he does sign on for Season 9, he thinks there’s a good shot at Season 10, too. “It may very well be [the final season], or we may drive on and see if we can make a clear two
decades. Who knows?”
He makes sure to assure fans that he is still happy with the series. “I’m very proud of the show. I think we all are
very proud of the shows we’re doing now, and I hope that people enjoy
them. So, steady as she goes,” he says.
What do you think, “House” fans? Should they soldier on, or quit while the show is still worth watching?