House creator David Shore has signed to stay with the NBC Universal Television Studio-produced hit for at least two more years.

Variety says the contract, which is retroactive to the beginning of the current season, is expected to pay Shore a high seven-figure salary through mid-2008. Add in his take of the House backend, certain to be huge given the series's top five status and procedural bent, and the scribe-producer will easily reap eight figures.

Fox recently renewed House for a third season.