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George Clooney Scrubs Up For ER Farewell

The rumours have been flying for months and now, according to breaking news from E! Online, Dr Doug Ross is returning for one final shift at County General.

Other original ER stars, including Anthony Edwards (Dr Mark Greene) and Noah Wyle (Dr John Carter) have already been confirmed as returning for the show’s farewell season (its 15th).

But, of course, the dream addition to the guest-star wish-list was always going to be George Clooney. And as the Choob reported a few weeks ago, when the network ordered an additional three episodes – extending the run from 19 to 22 – the rumour mill didn’t so much go into overdrive and hyper-drive that Clooney would return one last time to the role that made him famous.

The producers played their part in the hype/mind games, with a steady stream of yes/no/maybe/I don’t know/it depends on his schedule statements. Now, though, if the report is to be believed, it’s a done deal and he will be shooting his scenes this week.

Next big talking point, therefore: will Julianna Margulies return with him as former nurse Carol Hathaway. The characters were last seen riding off into the sunset together, after all.

The final episode is due to air in the US on NBC on April 2. UK viewers should get to see it on E4 around May/June.

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ER Not Going To The Morgue As Soon As You Think

Rumours of ER‘s death have been slightly exaggerated, it seems.

Before fans get their hopes up too much, though, this season, the 15th, is still going to be the medical drama’s swan-song.

However, it has emerged that NBC has ordered an extra three episodes, extending the final season from 19 to 22.

With original stars Noah Wyle and Anthony Edwardsalready confirmed as returning as Doctors John Carter and Mark Greene, the extended episode order inevitably prompted speculation that producers have also managed to lure back one or more of the show’s other original stars – with George Clooney‘s Doug Ross top of the fevered rumor-mill wish list.

Time will tell whether they manage to pull off this casting coup but there’s been no official confirmation (or denial) as yet from the producers about further guest stars.

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