End Of An Era of the Day: Fox announced today that its long-running medical drama House will conclude with a series finale at the end of its current season.
Deadline reports that creator David Shore told the network he felt it was time, creatively, to bring the show “home.”
“The producers have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party,” Shore said in a statement. “How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air.”
The showrunner went on to suggest that House might live to snark another day on a different network.
The show, which has been on the air since 2004, is produced by NBC Universal, and the possibility exists that NBC might pick it up. However, NBC Entertainment head Robert Greenblatt all but dismissed that option last month when he indicated that the move would be too expensive to justify.
Still, some good news for fans of Fox’s Terra Nova: The cancellation of House makes a second season all the more likely.