'House': Olivia Wilde to Return for Series Finale

Olivia Wilde Headshot The Change-Up Premiere - P 2011
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Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the world premiere of "The Change-Up" at the Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California August 1, 2011.

A familiar face will be dropping by Princeton-Plainsboro when House wraps up its eight-season run on Fox.

Olivia Wilde, who exited the Fox medical drama last fall, will return as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley in the series closer airing May 21, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Wilde's last episode, "Charity Case," saw House (Hugh Laurie) firing "Thirteen," but it was believed that he did it as a favor to her. The hour, written by Sara Hess and directed by Greg Yaitanes, averaged 8.3 million viewers when it aired in October.

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The actress joined House in 2007, but took time off last season from the television series to focus on her movie career.

"It's been an extraordinary time on the show for me, my work has gotten so much better from being on the show, from learning from Hugh and all the other actors and our amazing writing staff," said Wilde in October. "I see it as a chapter, a really important chapter, in my life."

TV Line first reported the news.