This season, much of the focus of FOX's House
has been on the building the eponymous head diagnostician's new team, which has meant less time in the spotlight for Cameron (Jennifer Morrison
), Chase (Jesse Spencer
) and Foreman (Omar Epps
). Unfortunately, it seems fans will have to wait a little longer before they can get a heftier dose of House's (Hugh Laurie
) old fellows.
The biggest obstacle standing in the way of the show right now is the WGA strike. According to the TV Guide
's Michael Ausiello, the planned two-part episode that could have possibly advanced storylines that involves House
's older characters has been scrapped due to the strike. However, executive producer Katie Jacobs did point out that when it comes to Cameron and Chase, the issue is not so much time as it is the manner in which they will return to the fold.
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"The question is not really when, it's how, insofar as they're now each in their own domain doing really well,” Jacobs told TV Guide
. “But is it bugging Cameron [who is now a Senior attending in the ER] that she's not really in on all of House's business? And how is it for Chase to be head of a department? And when those things become clearer, then I think we'll know what the hospital is going to look like."
When asked if the new hospital environment has the old and new team members working together, Jacobs said that she is unsure of such a union at this point.
"Right now, we're just exploring how Cameron and Chase running different departments either helps or hinders House,” she said. “And how much they like being away from him and having their own space, or how much they don't like being away from them."
As it stands now, House
has only three new episodes left for its fourth season, and all three have been scheduled to air next year.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
(Image Courtesy of FOX)