NBC is pulling the plug on incredibly long-lived medical drama ER. The show, once a blockbusting hit, has seen ratings and interest dwindle in recent years, and its currently-airing 15th season will be its last. But a warhorse like ER deserves a hero's farewell, and it looks like it's going to get just that in the form of visits from stars past.
Many movie stars have taken to making guest appearances on television shows in the past years, but most have been merely A-listers, and not Gods among mortals like Mr. Hollywood George Clooney. Last month, it was revealed that Clooney is returning to the show that helped launch his career--ER--and now we know when, if reports are true.
Don't pull the plug on ER just yet. The popular program, which is currently in its 14th season, just got some good news. Variety is saying that NBC is in talks to keep the medical drama alive for one more year.
The show was thought to be on its last legs and was expected to end its long run this season, but in light of the writers strike, that may all change. The storied series, which has netted a record 120 Emmy nominations in its run, will likely now get the proper farewell season that it has earned.
ER is expected to shoot about six more episodes for this season, and, in an unusual turn, immediately film four more episodes for next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The trade publication also says the show has cast two new characters for the remainder of this season and possibly to ...Read more
For months now, gabby gossipers and hopeful housewives have been spreading rumors that Sir George Clooney would be returning to the show that made him famous (no, not The Facts of Life) for a guest appearance. If a report out from Entertainment Tonight is true, it will happen.
You may never have read a single book written by best-selling author Michael Crichton, but chances are you owe him a lot. Crichton's touch was unmistakable in the world of film and television, having created the long-running, Emmy-dominating ER and written novels such as Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, and Disclosure.
ABC is the finder of Lost loves.
The network announced the addition of another Lost cast member, this time a possible love interest for Jack Shephard, played by Matthew Fox.
Elizabeth Mitchell will join the hit ABC series when it returns this October. In seasons one and two, Jack has had romantic tension with fellow castaway Kate, played by Evangeline Lilly.
Mitchell will play a character named Juliet, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mitchell has appeared in the series ER and will next be seen in the finale to the Tim Allen Santa Clause trilogy, Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.
Earlier this week, ABC added Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro to the cast. Santoro, who has been dubbed "the Brazilian Tom Cruise," will help the show get steamier, as executive producer Carlton Cuse has promised will happen.
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We can all let out a collective sigh of relief, because, for better or worse, Jon Stewart has his first Academy Awards gig in the rearview mirror. Now, the world can expound endlessly!
The show opened with a video intro starring various Oscar hosts of the past, all of them bowing out on hosting the show. Stewart was shown waking up in bed with Halle Berry, then realizing that was a dream and waking up in bed with George Clooney. The video was met with tepid laughter.
When Stewart launched into his opening monologue, playfully ribbing some of the A-listers present, many stars fidgeted uncomfortably or wore unhappy smirks. Clooney was the exception, goofing along amiably as Stewart teased him that Good Night, and Good Luck was how the movie star ended all of his dates.
Steven Spielberg, director of Munich and Schindler's List, glowered disapprovingly as Stewart said ...Read more
One of television's most influential dramas signed off for good last night, and it went out with a bang. NBC aired the 331st and final episode of ER, and more than 16 million tuned in for the two-hour goodbye, according to overnight numbers from Nielsen.