August 13, 2010 at 07:37 PM EDT

Image Credit: Florian Schneider/FoxJesse Spencer is still calling House home.

News that Spencer has been cast in the Spike Lee-produced indie The Girl Is In Trouble has fans worried that Chase may be checking out of Princeton Plainsboro. Executive producer Katie Jacobs is here to set the record straight.

“We have not written him out at all,” Jacobs tells me. “We have done everything we can do to [adjust] our schedule to allow him to do this. He’s by no means out of the season or even out of any episodes.”

The New York-set Trouble stars Studio 60‘s Columbus Short as a bartender caught up in a mystery involving a desperate young woman, a missing drug dealer, and the son of New York’s most powerful stockbroker.

Spencer’s House costar Olivia Wilde is also currently off shooting a film, next summer’s sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens, and—as previously reported—she will be MIA this fall. The exact length of her leave of absence, however, remains a mystery. “I can’t [tell you],” says Jacobs, “because it’s linked to a [story] that’s not even on the table just yet.”

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