Cuddy Has Kicked Herself Out of the House

... Shocker! Lisa Edelstein has voluntarily withdrawn from Fox's House, which was recently renewed for a final season. Edelstein plays Dr. Cuddy, one of the medical drama's major characters and the love interest for its famous lead. Edelstein said: "After much consideration, I am moving onward with a combination of disappointment at leaving behind a character I have loved playing for seven years and excitement of the new opportunities in acting and producing that lie ahead." Looks like Dr. House and Wilson are going to have to get together now. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CBS has renewed CSI: NY and canceled Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. More on this tomorrow when CBS details its schedule. [Deadline Hollywood]

... The CW has picked up Re-Modeled and The Frame, two reality shows. Re-Modeled follows a veteran of the modeling industry as he connects small agents to make one big network, like Voltron. The Frame is a competition show that will lock 10 teams of two in confined spaces, where they will compete in challenges and face eliminations. The show was previously titled Torture, or at least it should have been. [LA Times]

... This is how you make television. AMC has passed on all of the shows it had in development after watching thorough presentations. The cable network, which has become the standard-setter on basic cable, decided that after listening to producers' ideas for full first seasons and seeing promo reels for the proposed pilots, none of them were ready to go to series. This is in stark contrast to NBC, a network that decides which shows will be made based on a few cocktail-napkin sketches and whether or not the boss' Pomeranian poops on the script. One of the shows in development at AMC was Voyage, a look at humankind's first contact with an alien race. None of the projects are dead though; they'll all have the chances to retool until they get it right. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Rumor has it that CBS will move CSI out of its longtime Thursday slot! Uh-oh! We'll know first-thing tomorrow. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Rumor has it that Eliza Dushku may star in a new Torchwood spin-off! [io9]

... Former Heroes star Masi Oka has been promoted to regular on Hawaii Five-O. Oka plays a goofy coroner on the program. The new series hasn't been officially renewed yet, but it will be. Otherwise, what a great prank: "Hey Masi, congratulations! You're a regular! By the way, we're canceled!" [TV Line]

... After 45 years, Jerry Lewis is stepping down as host of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day weekend telethon. Say what you will about Jerry, but he really gave it his all for these kids. This year's fundraiser will be his last. Lewis is 85 years old. [Chicago Tribune]


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bad for the show!!
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Well, it's sad that Cuddy is leaving House... but hey, who knows? She might come back for the last episode of the series, in order to solve things.
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The cancellation of Suspect Behavior just proves what we already knew...no one cares about Janeane Garofalo anymore.
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Cuddy's leaving... all bets are off... that hospital will burn down in a week.
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WHAT !! no Cuddy !!!
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Lisa didnt make the show anyway. But will be missed nonetheless.
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I'm so sad! :( I am going to miss those boys sooooo much! Those casaba's enticed my willie to express itself many times. I'm almost in tears...worry not pointed one...we still have the reruns of STV and Seven of Nine's bodacious tatas to bring us one more to new heights! God bless the breasts!
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Wow. Labor Day will never be the same after this year. When Jerry ends his telethon reign, it might as well pack up the telethon for good. It was the last surviving genuine telethon on TV. Now all that's left is the Childrens Miracle Network, which isn't much of a telethon per se. "Waggytoon"
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Fantastic season finale of House! Cuddy, we will miss you greatly.
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I am glad. The character was nothing more than a dumb blonde wearing a Greek face. I am sure as an actor she hated the role and only did it for the money. Also glad that the show is ending because the last thing we need is to put these doctors up on a pedestal and bow to them. All that said I did like the show and will miss "House's" stupid look when he accidentally figured out what was wrong with his patient. There is a time for everything and we all know his time has passed.
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House without Cuddy is not worth watching. I wont tune in next season.
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House might be showing its age but still far better than most of the new shows and of all the reality shows but without Cuddy might as well start packing. One more to be added to the bag of successful shows canceled during the past two years. One new show that should be a keeper, although a bunch of keepers were cancelled during the past few weeks, is Hawaii Five-o but Masi Oka as a regular could be death sentence.
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If 13 could come back to the show then so can Cuddy. After she holds out

a bit more for a raise they'll accept her offer and she'll be back in.
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yo i'm pissed first two&ahalf now house are you serious? damn smallville too? what??????thats lame as hell!!!!!
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While this is my fav show it is starting to show it's age ratings/plot wise. Not shocked she left after they informed her she would be taking a pay cut.
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The show ruined the whole "Huddy" dynamic during this current season much in the same way they ruined Chase and Cameron in the past. Besides a few episodes here and there the show hasn't been worth watching regularly. Not surprised Edelstein decided to move on.
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What are these terrible news ??? There is no House without Cuddy !!! Cuddy and Wilson are very important to the show. Couldn't it be arrangedto keep her for the last season ???? or then make this season a finale with house and Cuddy being together forever??? The episodes that have them interact or love each other are out of this world. Cuddy wants more money !!! so what !!!! you have fans all over the world who love that show but want to keep it with all the regulars. Really, first you break our heart when Cuddy and House leave each other ,when she forgets her vows of unconditional love, till episode 22 when she does not sufferenough when he endangers his life with the self surgery. We are hoping for a comeback where they love each other again. Cuddy is important. Wilson is important. Please admit it and let's have another great season.
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I'm gonna miss so much Lisa Edelstein. The show's about House, but she's absolutely important to the story, and I really believed (from what we saw this season) that Cuddy and House were going to end up together, after all, she's the only woman who can deal with House.
Now, selfish mode on, couldn't she have waited ONE more season? It is House's Series Finale, seven years working together, you make yourself known because of the show and then... hey, I'm leaving, thanks for everything. Wait!!
I just hope the writers come up with something amazing to justify her absence. Maybe it's like all women in the show end up dying (Amber, 13-in-the-future-?) or they just run away (Cameron, Masters, Cuddy-in-the-future-?).
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@sweetsaintz I know right!? This is seriously unimaginable. How the heck is that supposed to work anyway? She's just going to up and disappear in one episode? I can already see some B.S. farewell happening for the season 8 premiere. The first five minutes will be something like:
Cuddy: Hey House, I'm moving away.
Everyone: *distraught*
I heard Wilson was going to be somewhat absent too! As much as I love the other characters, the show just would not have nearly the same dynamic sans Wilson and Cuddy. How inappropriate.
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Hugely disappointed about Cuddy leaving House, and i share the same sentiments as a lot of fans - they should either do a final season with Cuddy or not at all. Guess it's too much to ask for a happy ending for House now.
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Eliza Dushku!! Halelluya! That girl got my eye in one episode of Dollhouse when her character incarnates a dead client, and since I have which to see more of her! R.I.P. Cuddy! I loved that relationship, but the serie was doom to die when it finally happened... I agree with RenatoB .
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Meh, guess it'll less interesting then.
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They're actually doing only one more season of "House", and they're doing it without Cuddy? That's lame, on the writers' part, and on Lisa's part. To have a major character be there for seven whole seasons and then not be there for an 8th and last season, that's stupid, Lisa should stay on for one more year or they simply shouldn't do an 8th season.
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I'm going to miss Cuddy on House. It'll be weird not having an authorative figure for House to go against. I do hope that the changes next season will include the show being less pretensious, though - it's been very thick this season.
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I really like House, it is so different and unpredictable. I liked Cuddy, but I think the show will be just as interesting. House interacts well with so many of the show's supporting characters that losing one supporting character will make little difference. There have been many great episodes where Cuddy barely made an appearance. The show will continue to be great!
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So when Cuddy leaves House, will she be replaced with Mila Kunis or Orange hair chic who can't act?
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Jerry's leaving the telethon is sad, and far far more important than any character not showing up for the last season of a show. This man has been incredibly supportive and inspiring to people dealing with this disease. The fact that he would go all weekend without any sleep was just phenomenal to me, all because he believed in what he was doing. He may have had troubles along the way but he certainly always came through for those children, and their families. If he doesn't already have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he'd deserve one just for his long dedication to this cause. Thank you, Jerry...
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Oh no, I love watching this show, and I really enjoy the tension between her and House. Oh well, I will still love the show anyway.
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Greed. A damn shame that her ego grew to a point where a pay cut would stop her from coming back for one more season of one of the best medical shows ever. Thing is that everyone else took a paycut as well and let's face it she'd still be making a TON of money.
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I don't think Cuddy leaving will affect the show at all. She plays a supportive that can be played by pretty much anyone. House is all about the main character.
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Eliza Dushku in a Torchwood spinoff? sign me up! however if it's a spinoff of a spinoff, the original BBC team better be involved somehow because if it's just the American one i'm sure they'll mess it up
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Cuddy may have voluntarily withdrawn, but it's in the face of the fact that there's really no place left for the character to go ... either privately or professionally. What could she say, "I love him so much after all that I'll let the pill-popping, self-mutilating, misogynistic so-and-so be around my daughter"? Professionally she no longer has any control over him whatever. And if it comes down to booting Cuddy or House ... Hmmm, what was the name of the show again? :)
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@pinkpanther, why cancel Suspect Behavior? Because Forest Whitaker chews his words, then spits them out in a very low whisper, absolutely impossible to understand. Who want to listen to that?
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I am NOT watching House next season.
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If it was choice between Cuddy or Wilson being on the last season of House, I'm glad it's Wilson. No slight to the actress, but I remember watching the first season wondering why Lisa Edelstein had second billing. It's no big deal, people. Mss Kitty wasn't on the last season of Gunsmoke, and Gary Cole had a different boss on the last season of Midnight Caller.
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Nooooooo why cancel Suspect Behavior???
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* Anybody taking bets on House and 13 to get it on? They are just as broken as each other. I think Chase would be a little gutted though. * I'm glad Masi Oka is getting a bigger part on Hawaii Five-O, I like his character. * I hope if there is a Torchwood spin-off that it's better than Torchwood ended up being. It started out great but I think it became confussed as to it's target audience, also the last 'special' three part episode they made was rubbish. * Anything staring Eliza Dushku is worth checking out (or is it just because it's usually Joss Whedon pulling the strings?).
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Very happy about CSI:NY, but I don't really mind about Lisa leaving. I don't really enjoy romance sidetracking main stories of TV
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Don't care at all about Lisa Edelstein leaving; I watch House for the medical mystery, not 'Huddy'. However, I do hope there's some resolution to her character and that she'd do an episode or two to start the season so that fans don't feel Cuddy just vanished.
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Yay for Masi becoming a regular on Hawaii Five-0! And so awesome that this means that the series has been renewed!!!! :D CM:SB is not bad but it doesn't reach the quality of Criminal Minds so I'm not surprised that it was canceled.
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Double yes on CSI: NY and CM: SB. So upset about Lisa Edelstien.
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I for one am glad to see Lisa leave House. The bland romance of Huddy is what contributed to the show sliding in the ratings. I hope the show gets back to what it was in the first season. BTW, where has it been specifically stated that season 8 is the end of House?
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Ah well, such is life. It's the show's last season anyway, so they'll find a way to spin it. As for other news, glad to see AMC is a responsible company and not just champing at the bit to put any crap on the air for a short time before yanking it off -- this is why they are currently kings!

I don't think Hawaii Five-0 will or should get a third season. There's really nothing special about it at all, despite the beautiful scenic shots that open and tie the show together. It's not a BAD show, mind you, but what's special about it?
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I am really upset about Lisa Edelstein's exit from the show and Cuddy's exit from Princeton Plainsboro. It does give the writers a great opportunity for drama. Who will fill Cuddy's shoes as Dean of Medicine though? I think it'll be Foreman! ... And @CBourque2025 I like your theory. It sounds interesting, although House is not that kind of a show. I hope they live up to their image.
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don't worry. The Cuddy story is likely just to throw all off the real story. My guess, in the final episode of House, Cuddy returns and she and House walk off into the sunset together...
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awesome, good news, shame for cuddy, but hey, thats life
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No more Cuddy, so what? The character had no depth and she's not hot. Poll: What will happen with House without Lisa Edelstein a.k.a. Dr. Cuddy?
Link: http://www.wepolls.com/r/433908
My vote is that the show is better off. Good riddance!
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She couldn't stick around for one more season. It reminds me of terry farrell leaving DS9 in the last season.
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I'm delighted that CSI: NY is renewed!
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That Eliza Dushku thing had better be a cruel practical joke.
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