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'House' is ending and the fans seem OK with that

February 9, 2012 |  1:35 pm

Hugh Laurie

There aren't as many "House" fans as there once were. During the show's eighth (and final) season, it's averaged 7.75 million viewers per episode. That's down from a season average of 19.95 million viewers during the show's third season in 2006-2007.

But now that the show is coming to a close, those fans are making their voices heard online. And for the most part, they're at peace with the decision. Despite their everlasting admiration for "House" and star Hugh Laurie, most seem ready for everyone to move on to the next thing.

Knitting and striped socks enthusiast Jessica Diamant tweeted, "Now that House is ending, I really want Hugh Laurie to do silly British comedy again. PLEASE?"

Current viewer Harle thinks the time is right: "House is ending... FINALLY. Don't get me wrong, I love the series... But it's getting too long and tedious, already."

Nashville, Tennessee resident KouBreeze wrote, "Patriots lost, Tarheels lost, Big KRIT pushed back, and House is ending. Worst week ever."

Cincinnati olfactory artist and creative juicer Liz Zorn wrote, "#House ending it's run this year. I knew the changing dynamic in cast and storyline was not sustainable, it's been a great ride though."

"House's" end means "Bones," now in its seventh season, will be Fox's longest-running drama. And "Bones" creator Hart Hanson might have been starting to feel the show's age when he tweeted, "I'm bummed about House."

"Bones'" star David Boreanaz also honored his fallen comrades with a tweet, "Thanks #House for all the years of brilliant story telling and compelling characters.Especially to Hugh Laurie and David Shore."

Meanwhile, "House's" executive producer and director Greg Yaitanes promised a good finale: "thank you to our crew and our fans for 8 amazing seasons of #House. the team as an amazing series finale in store for you."

Actress Odette Annable, who just joined the cast this season as Dr. Jessica Adams, tweeted the news with a hearty thank-you to everyone: "I just want to give a tremendous thank you to all of you for your continued support and love that you have shown over the years... to Dr. House and his team. I am so grateful to have been a part of what I believe is one of the best television shows of our decade... Thank you all so very much again. It has truly been a dream."


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Photo: Hugh Laurie in "House." Credit: Ray Mickshaw / Fox