I'm aware many people didn't think this would happen now, but I was aware it was very likely. The traveling back and forth time after time would be hard for any family. Money isn't everything and when you have the amount he makes each year and invest well you can retire.
House is ending in May and Hugh Laurie will now have more time for his band and do other projects. I'll miss seeing the actor in the United States, as he has stated no more television. We were lucky to get the chance to see an actor that has an interesting way of making us see a character.
I like the early seasons better, then this season, but am hoping they wrap the show up with us knowing how the characters will be in the future. There aren't a lot of shows that I have watched for 8 seasons and hope to see a future movie or episodes of where are they now.