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ER to Return for a 15th Season — with Old Stars on Board?

ER has already aired its 300th episode and outlived virtually all the other series that premiered in 1994. Now, it appears that the stalwart Thursday night medical drama is likely to return for a 15th season in the Fall.

The producers seem pretty confident that they'll cut things off after No. 15, though — and so they're starting to court some of the show's former stars to see if they'd be willing to return for one last go-round at County General. Noah Wyle is already set to return as Dr. Carter for four episodes, and Goran Visnjic is expected to pop in as well. Maura Tierney had previously said she'd leave after this season, but it sounds like she'd be around for at least some of this final round.

What about Eriq LaSalle, Julianna Margulies, or — the prize of all prizes — George Clooney? One of the top producers told Entertainment Weekly they'd love to bring everyone back, saying:

"We want to revisit characters that have existed on the show over the years and say where they are now. We'd love to get them all back in some way, but that doesn't mean we're going to. But we're gonna try."

So, ER watchers, tell me: Which former characters would you most like to see return? Are there any you could live without? And, even if you stopped watching ER years ago, would you come back to see Carter, Doug, Carol, Benton, or Corday again?


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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Dr. Ross! :please: Although I hope he leaves Carol at home....
MINI_drvr8 MINI_drvr8 9 years
I hope Clooney doesn't feel "too big" to come back. It would be cool if he could direct the episode too. I'd love to see Dr.s Ross, Benton and Carter because I haven't watched ER in years!
goofynewf goofynewf 9 years
George Clooney and Julianne Margoulis (sp.) I loved her last episode (when was that?) when at the very end you see her character with Doug Ross. I haven't watch a lot of ER in recent years. I was addicted to it in the first 5 or 6 years. Doug Ross, Mark Green - ok, they killed him off so he can't come back, Alex Corday, Dr Romano - what a jerk. So many great characters and actors. I would love to see all of them come back...
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i haven't followed ER in awhile, i think i stopped watching it when Dr. Carter left. however, if they had some good where are they now's, i'd definitely watch it next season.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
wow, thanks, raffyx! I've apparently been making that mistake for years! oops ...
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
If George were back, I'd start watching again.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Bring in Glenn Howerton. I had hoped they'd make his character a regular.
mlen mlen 9 years
i haven't watched er since the beginning seasons but i'd watch if the brought some of the old characters back!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
well julianna hasher own show now so i'm not sure if she'd come back and i would imagine that clooney might come back for like one episode - but he's kind of 'too big' for the show now don't you think?
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I would love for them to come back for another season. Goran Visnjic has not left the show at least not yet so i would hope that he would pop in. It would be great to see Doug and Carol pop in with the twins :)
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