The show, in which Laurie plays a brilliant but troubled American doctor with a gift for unraveling medical mysteries, has received numerous awards and garnered a loyal following on both sides of the Atlantic.
The former Blackadder star is one of the programme's executive producers and said in a joint statement that the decision to end the series was a "painful" one.
"After much deliberation, the producers of House MD have decided that this season of the show, the 8th, should be the last.
"By April this year they will have completed 177 episodes, which is about 175 more than anyone expected back in 2004," the statement said.
Post by Justin Thyme on Feb 9, 2012 14:01:38 GMT -5
I think this is a good idea. I quit following it after the fourth season. The shows were becoming way too contrived.
JiT "Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means that you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." ~Rick Warren