House Spoilers: Season Eight Premiere to Jump Ahead By...

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House creator David Shore has spilled more details about his show's eighth season premiere.

We already know it will feature the title character in jail, where he'll meet a fellow doctor, played by Odette Annable, who will eventually join the Princeton-Plainsboro team. Now, Shore has opened up to TV Line:

The October 3 episode will pick up one year after events from the May finale.

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“The advantage of going forward a year is that everything’s changed, and changed dramatically," Shore said, citing a new Dean of Medicine as one major shift that has taken place in the 12 months between seasons.

Typically, I find time jumps to be a form of lazy storytelling. But with Shore admitting that the show was forced to scramble after Lisa Edelstein exited, I can make an exception in this case. It's understandable that some kind of reboot would be needed.

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