David Shore: (when asked about the status of the possible spin-off of House - August 5, 2008) That's a good question. If I had more of an answer, I would give you more of an answer. We brought in a character partway through the year, Michael Weston, as this private investigator House goes to. The spin-off would be less of a spin-off, it would be more us using House to launch it. It would be an independent world. A character out of the House mold, but definitely different.