Lisa Edelstein is Exiting the 'House'

Actress Lisa Edelstein will not be returning for the eighth season of the hit FOX medical drama "House," reports.


"After much consideration, I am moving onward with a combination of disappointment at leaving behind a character I have loved playing for seven years and excitement for the new opportunities in acting and producing that lie ahead," Edelstein said in a statement.

The abrupt move will put an end to the on-again-off-again romance between her character Dr. Cuddy and Hugh Laurie's Dr. House.

"House" regulars Robert Sean Leonard and Omar Epps re-upped earlier this month.