ER has already aired its 300th episode and outlived virtually all the other series that premiered in 1994.
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?