David Shore told TVLine that the possibilities for a successor "are wide open...Everything's on the table." Which includes promoting Wilson. How crazy would it be to watch that shift in their relationship?!
However, Shore also indicated that the new boss could instead be a new cast member, as there will be fresh blood injected, particularly female, especially after losing Lisa Edelstein and with the amount of Olivia Wilde's participation in question:
“It’s safe to say there’ll be new players next season. Some...Yes, we would want to have a female presence, absolutely.”
Shore said the writers are meeting now to map out the direction of Season 8.
Who would you like to see as House's new boss?