HOUSE Season 8 Will Pick Up Later. Spoiler Alert!

TV Line has dropped the exclusive news that HOUSE, “will start months after Season 7.” Revealed by show runner David Shore, “the advantage of going forward a year is that everything’s changed, and changed dramatically.”

House’s Jesse Spencer (Neighbours), who plays Dr. Robert Chase, also agrees with the jump in time when the series premieres its eighth season. “I think it’s a smart idea [in light of the fact that] Lisa left the show. I think it was kind of necessary to do that. If we picked up right where we left off and Cuddy wasn’t there it [would be strange].”

This latest news comes off the heels of House’s recent round of new casting that has added actress Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) and Odette Annable (Brothers & Sisters) to make up House’s medical team. Both performers have been added to season 8 since the departure of Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), and Olivia Wilde (Cowboys & Aliens), with Wilde expected to make an appearance in a few episodes of the season.

Their entrance on the show should prove to be interesting since their leader is currently in jail (watch promo for Season 8 here). Also previously reported was the news that the Fox drama will also be feature a new Dean of Medicine. Just who that may be is still under wraps.

House will make its way back to Fox in its new season on Monday, October 3rd at 9/8c.