However, Fox was getting ready to announce its fall schedule and any further delay would have meant scheduling difficulties once the fall season started if it did not find a replacement series.
Production of Season 8 was somewhat delayed and the season did not begin airing until October 3, 2011.
Not only that, the mothers choose the names Sophie and Sophia.
Jesse Spencer was in negotiations longer, but finally agreed to a new contract.
However, Lisa Edelstein announced she would not be returning and instead joined the cast of The Good Wife.
He takes a lengthy leave of absence and, when he returns, has an inappropriate relationship with a patient.
When she leaves him to return to be a nun, Chase decides to return to the team.
With House looking at serving at least another six months, the new Dean of Medicine, Eric Foreman approaches House with an offer to return to work.