Amber Tamblyn is leaving House

3 years ago, by

January 13, 2011

Amber Tamblyn’s stint on House will conclude when the season ends this spring, according to Michael Ausiello. Although she was only supposed to be a temporary replacement for Thirteen while Olivia Wilde filmed movies, exec producer David Shore had hoped Tamblyn would decide to stay:

“I wish she was sticking around, because she’s wonderful. But she’s not going to be with us for [much longer].”

Tamblyn’s character Martha Masters will depart around the same time that Thirteen returns, and the two will briefly cross paths. Shore is working on her exit script right now.

“We’re going to give her a good sendoff. I’m not at liberty to discuss any details, but she’s getting a good sendoff.”

Are you disappointed Tamblyn is leaving? Looking forward to Thirteen coming back? Give your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Summerhill

    brittana all the way, stop the barfie!

  • Summerhill

    oops, that was supposed to be on the Glee spoiler, but hey, welcome back Olivia Wilde!!

  • Nugget_rulz

    I’m not sure what I think about this. When Olivia first joined I thought she was really good, and very nearly completed the team, and each member complemented each other.
    But Amber at the moment, is just, has perfect chemistry with the other team members. The episodes in Season 7 with her in I have thought have been the best ever, and this maybe because of other factors, but she’s definitely had a very positive influence on the program, and I’ll be sad to see her go.
    On the other hand, I’ll be happy to see 13 back, just as long as her story doesn’t completely and entirely revolve around her disease, as it started to at the end of Season 5 and Season 6.

  • Leamealea

    Yay Thirteen!! Don’t like Tamblyn’s character

  • Lucus86

    im so glad there getting rid of the tattletail, she has probably been the worst addtion to the show since wilsons girlfriend Amber was on the show, the show doesnt have room for someone that is completely straightedge like her character is. Thirteen is perfect for the part of the female on the team, shes energentic, her character was shown to party it up when she wasnt at work, her emotions seemed to get in the way a little before she left for temparary movie work but hopefully that will not return with her when she does return. again i believe masters and amber have been the worst 2 characters cast on house thus far, anyone else agree?

  • Skf805

    I hate tamblyns character. Worst character add for house ever. Olivia is hotter too. :-)

  • Shay

    I can’t wait for Olivia to come back. I wasn’t a huge fan of Amber Tamblyn’s character and I missed Thirteen!!

  • Pyropool

    I think Amber is angelic and perfect for the part. I like the tension she had brought to the show. I will miss her.

  • Lily

    Very sad that Tamblyn is leaving House. She is a very talented actress and her character provides a unique perspective in the series. Masters (Tamblyn’s character) seems to balance out the others and provide a much-needed fresh set of eyes.

  • Rachelgosport

    I like Amber but not in this part. Maybe if there were more time to see the character develop. Not real crazy about 13 either. I wish they would get someone else entirely.

  • Steve

    I was wondering why 13 left. I think both are great, but 13 has that wilder side that goes well with House’s role. I’ve seen Amber in movies and she looks alot more attractive than in the show. Maybe they should of given her a less shy and book smart type of roll. Either way, I’m happy 13 is coming back. I missed the last 2 episodes so I’m not caught up yet, but I wish they would make their minds up about House and Cutty.

  • Steve

    You mean hotter or just different how?

  • Maureen78

    Can’t STAND the Masters character. How boring. And who picks out her wardrobe? Could she be any frumpier?

  • guest

    completely agree about masters (amber tamblyn) but amber (cutthroat bitch) was awesome.

  • Sanddave

    i like both amber and thirteen so why cant they keep both?

  • Dazx

    Masters is my favorite by far….very interesting chemistry between her and House… 13 is ok…but I always preferred cameron.I will miss Amber Tamblyn on house

  • Why

    It is time to cancel House!


    Absolutely true. I hated Amber’s bitch character and NEVER understood how they threw a romance in their that THEN got protacted into effin’ hallucinations where the bitch came back to haunt House….now Masters who is a total baby tattletail. The hallmark of this series is putting characters with House that are eager to exchange a bit of their soul and humanity for the expertise they acquire, no? But outright inhumans and babies just skew the plot. If you think Amber sucked – you should catch out Dudek on Covert Affairs. WHINY and STUPID. I like her in Mad Men tho.

  • we_is_veritas

    keep tamblyn  get rid of  o. wilde..   tamblyn  much  better

  • Josietoo

    I love Amber Tamblyn, and have been a fan of hers since General Hospital.  I also love Olivia Wilde.  I think the show would be great with both of them on it.  It’s a shame that Amber has decided to leave.