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Thursday, January 29, 2009

George Clooney returning to ER

by Jennifer Squires Biller

You win, NBC. You win.

For the past eight years since Dr. Doug Ross left ER, I’ve managed to avoid the show. Even when NBC ran those annoying ads declaring an episode “the most shocking ER ever,” I stood firm. Even when Shane West put on a pair of scrubs and joined the cast, I refused to get sucked into the drama again.

But now, NBC has managed to convince George Clooney to reprise his role as Dr. Ross for an appearance in the final season. So, you can bet your bedpan that I’ll be tuning in.

Clooney will reunite with actress Julianna Margulies, who played his on-screen lover Carol Hathaway, according to Entertainment Tonight. Doug and Carol back together again? I’m in.

And if that’s not enough to entice you, rumor has it that Susan Sarandon joined Clooney for his episode.

NBC is being quite crafty in releasing information about Clooney’s return. I’m guessing the network doesn’t want to tell us specifically when his episode will air, so we’ll tune in for more than just the finale.

So, yes, NBC score one for you. You’ve managed to get this viewer that hasn’t watched ER in almost a decade to check out the show.

The series finale of ER is scheduled to air on April 2, preceded by a one-hour retrospective.


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