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ER alum Noah Wyle tells TV Guide to expect appearances by former castmates before the end of the series.
Nov 08, 2008
George Clooney, Eriq La Salle return to ER
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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.

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Jan 26, 2012
QUICK QUESTION: Which Great TV Shows Probably Should've Ended Sooner?
Now that we can re-watch almost any show from the beginning, which classic shows' final seasons seem like the biggest chores to sit through?
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The Cloonster will reunite with Julianna Margulies in just a few weeks, according to online report.
Feb 27, 2009
George Clooney's return to ER dated

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.

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Long-running medical drama will likely run a little more, say reports; show was expected to make this season its last.
Mar 12, 2008
ER upgraded from critical to fair

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 ...

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Web site says Mr. A-List is returning to the show that made him a star; Clooney reportedly shooting scenes this week.
Jan 22, 2009
Report: George Clooney headed back to ER

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.

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Novelist Michael Crichton loses battle to cancer; author wrote best-selling page-turners Jurassic Park, Congo.
Nov 05, 2008
ER creator Michael Crichton dead at 66

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.

New lady will give Kate a run for her money on season three of castaway drama.
Jul 29, 2006
Jack's new Lost love

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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After weeks of speculation, it finally came to pass: Jon Stewart hosted the Academy Awards. How did you like him?
Mar 06, 2006
Post Mortem: How did Jon Stewart do?

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.

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Series finale for long-running medical drama scores huge for NBC, improving on season's numbers by more than half.
Apr 03, 2009
ER goes out with 16 million viewers

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.

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the worst kind of sausage fest
Jul 17, 2013
The Emmys' Lady Problem: The Staggeringly Small Number of Female Nominees for Writing and Directing (INFOGRAPHIC)
It's really, really, really difficult for women to land nominations for writing and directing Emmys, in either comedy or drama. In fact, it's safe to say that the Emmys have almost entirely failed to recognize female writers and directors over the last three decades.
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ER follows the medical personnel and patients in the emergency room of Chicago's fictional County General Hospital. Created by best-selling author Michael Crichton ("Jurassic Park") and produced by John Wells ("The West Wing"), Christopher Chulack ("Third Watch"), David Zabel ("JAG"), and R. Scott Gemmill ("Jonny Zero"), the Emmy Award-winning series has completed fourteen seasons as one of television's highest-rated dramas. The doctors and nurses of County's ER confront the daily challenges of a busy urban hospital, including overcrowded waiting rooms, staffing shortages, and the impact of life-and-death decisions. While they teach the next generation of doctors, each must tackle the demands of their personal lives, at times unsuccessfully.moreless