Jesse Spencer is extending his hospital stay.
The actor has signed a new deal to remain on the Fox medical drama “House,” after weeks of negotiations. That means fans can relax knowing that all the regular cast members — minus the unexpected departure of Lisa Edelstein’s Dr. Cuddy — will be back for Season 8.
Spencer delivered the news himself via Twitter Tuesday night: “I’m coming back for Season 8 with a tan and a busted [surf]board.”
Spencer has played Dr. Robert Chase for seven seasons. The series is scheduled to resume production later this month.
“House” returns Monday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m./EST on FOX.