House fans can’t catch a lucky break. With the big news yesterday that series regular Lisa Edelstein opted not to renew her contract for the upcoming eighth (and likely final) season, further details are emerging on other possible changes as well.
While Edelstein’s alter-ego Dr. Lisa Cuddy won’t be performing surgeries in front of the camera in the upcoming season, the show is also losing one of its veteran producers. Lawrence Kaplow, a creative force on the show since season one, is departing.
Having twenty writing credits for the FOX drama over the past seven years, Kaplow will be shifting his focus from live bodies to the dead. He’ll be a producing-writer for ABC’s Body of Proof during its upcoming sophomore season. Kaplow confirmed the news via Twitter.
Though Edelstein’s and Kaplow’s departures are the only ones out in the open, I hear several other changes are being made as well. And let’s not forget Jesse Spencer still doesn’t have a new contract.