In short, I'm calling right here and now that the show will jump the shark by the end of this season.
Here's my prediction: Cuddy is gonna have a baby, thus beginning the steady decline of everything that makes House so awesome. Now it's quite possible that I could be dead wrong on all of this. It's also possible, being that Bryan Singer is largely responsible for producing House, that there will be a gigantic plot twist and Cuddy won't have a baby due to some other tragic shit. For now, though, I am remaining skeptical. Because with any luck, the aforementioned plot twist will happen after the baby is born, which means they'd still jump the shark. In the unfortunate event of a shark being jumped, will I keep watching? Will House still be able to hack it, or will it become tripe? Will I have a show to fall back on, such as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles? Forget the election. THESE are the issues that really matter.
In other TV news (and don't tell anyone that I said this), if American Gladiators comes back for another season, I may stop watching that, too.