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否定しても相変わらずGeorge Clooneyのゲスト出演の可能性があるかのような、期待を持たせる書き方をするメディアが滑稽だ。
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'ER' schedules exit with cast from past
George Clooney fans shouldn't hold out hope for his return as Dr. Doug Ross in the final season of NBC's "ER."

"I love George, he's a friend, but I doubt he'd come back to the show," executive producer John Wells told reporters. "A couple of other things have come up in his life ... and I think it's difficult for people who have been away from a character for a very long time to put that cloak of the character back on."

Clooney's Ross was one of the most beloved characters on the show. He left the show after the fifth season, but returned for one brief, memorable moment in 2000 to mark Julianna Margulies' exit.

Clooney aside, Wells said plans to contact "pretty much everybody" from the show's past to see if they want to come back and be part of the season.

NBC officials announced last week that "ER" would be back for a 15th and final season. The show will start in the fall and continue without reruns until the midseason.

"I hope at the very least we can get everyone together to talk about the experience of being on the show," said Wells. "I suspect people will be very up for doing that."

Clooney's return was one of a handful of "ER" rumors circulating recently. Another shot down by Wells was that current "ER" doc John Stamos was offered, and turned down, his own spinoff based on his character, Dr. Tony Gates.

"It may have been a spinoff from 'Full House,' but it wasn't from 'ER,'" Wells said.

"[Co-creator] Michael Crichton and I have never really wanted to dilute the series itself," he said. "We've always resisted it. It doesn't apply now that we're heading into season 15, but I always thought that spinning something off somehow diminished the original show."

"ER" returns tonight at 10 on NBC with its first new episodes since the writers strike.

Despite new competition in recent years from shows like ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and Fox's "House," "ER" still averaged 9.5 million viewers in its 14th season. It's also the most Emmy-nominated show in history, with 120 nods.

"I wanted to make sure we were going out very strong, instead of feeling like we stayed too long at the party," said Wells of the decision to make next season the show's last. "Plus, there have been many, many frustrations in the past of not being able to end a series properly."

Maura Tierney, who plays recovering alcoholic and resident Abby Lockhart, says she's already started to size up "ER's" set for mementos she hopes to take with her once the show ends and warns that her fans shouldn't expect to see her in a pair of scrubs anytime soon after the finale.

"I'm going to stay away from that genre for awhile," said Tierney. "I can't imagine doing something that's more fun, and challenging and interesting than this has been."
(DAILY NEWS)-Thursday, April 10th 2008

'ER's' end is in sight
Back in 1994, those of us who write about TV expended a whole lot of words on the Big Medical Drama Showdown between "ER" and "Chicago Hope."

"Chicago Hope" ran a very respectable 141 episodes over six seasons. Which makes it all the more astonishing that "ER" airs its 304th episode tonight (9 p.m., Ch. 5) as the strike-interrupted 14th season resumes.

Executive producer John Wells readily admits he never expected "ER" to turn into a monster hit, let alone run for 15 years. (NBC recently announced that next season will be its last. It will wrap things up in February 2009.)

In a conference call with TV critics, Wells said everyone was so busy working on the show it didn't sink in &quot;that this was going to be a bit of a ride&quot; until the end of the first season when ratings shot through the roof and cast members &quot;went from traveling in coach to being unable to walk through the airport without our providing them with security.&quot;

But despite numerous changes in both the cast and the writing staff, &quot;We've really tried to stay focused on just making the show good ... and just trying to do a show we were still proud of and working with actors who we think are talented ... and trying to do stories about what's really going on in the workplace.&quot;

As the show airs Episode 304, with five left to go this season and 19 (or 20) next season, Wells said he thinks that despite all the changes, &quot;ER&quot; is essentially what it was when it began.

&quot;The thing that allowed it to continue as our cast members moved on was that it's really about a workplace,&quot; he said. &quot;And a workplace that's not dissimilar from a lot of other people's workplaces, where it's very pressured, you have very close friends, your work family becomes as close to you as your own family, even though you'd never really admit that at home. And I think that's what people connected with.

&quot;And I've been very proud of that ― of the way in which we've been able to talk about issues that we thought were important and show the fallibility of the people who work there and yet still admire them for the work that they do.&quot;

ELSEWHERE ON &quot;ER&quot;: Noah Wyle will be back next season; other former cast members might make appearances, but nothing has been set yet.

&quot;He and I have kind of had a long-term arrangement about when the show was going to come to an end, his character returns,&quot; Wells said.

But, despite rumors, don't hold your breath on seeing George Clooney.

&quot;A couple of other things have come up in his life. He's doing this and that,&quot; Wells joked. &quot;I love George. He's a friend of mine. I would doubt very much that he would come back to the show.&quot;

• Maura Tierney (Abby) and Luka (Goran Visnjic) will exit before the show ends in February, although exactly when has yet to be determined. Both will be in at least some episodes next season.

&quot;Fans of Luka and Abby should always have their tissues close by,&quot; Tierney said. &quot;We are going to make you cry so hard. But they might be tears of joy.&quot;

• The current season will end with a cliffhanger. &quot;Big things will blow up,&quot; Wells said.

• The show will have some sort of wrap-up. &quot;I wanted to really have the opportunity to write it correctly on its way out,&quot; Wells said.

• Will there be a spinoff? &quot;No,&quot; Wells said, before qualifying that to a hugely improbable maybe.<div class="tr">(CTRmate.com)-Thursday, April 10, 2008</div></blockquote>
<blockquote><cite><a href="http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/arts/story.html?id=9289d951-ad60-4a8a-b8ea-30ab13bc1315">ER is alive 'n' kickin'</a></cite>
ER is not DOA.

When the long-running medical drama returns tonight (10 p.m., NBC and CTV) with the first of six spring episodes, its future is known: The ensemble drama that made a star out of George Clooney will return for a 15th and final season in the fall.

ER executive producer John Wells confirmed that the final season will be 19 episodes, including a possible two-hour finale at the end of February. The season will air over consecutive weeks, without reruns, culminating with the finale.

&quot;This just feels right,&quot; Wells told Canwest News Service in a conference call. &quot;I've been involved with any number of series where the network let us know we weren't going to be able to continue, and we couldn't wrap it up the way we wanted to had we known in advance. This way, we do know.&quot;

The fast-paced medical drama, a cultural lightning rod when it debuted in 1994 in the same week as Friends, was said to be on life support when Hollywood writers went on strike last November. Rumours of its death were greatly exaggerated, however.

When ER returns in the fall, the cast ensemble will feature a number of new faces, as well as the early retirement of several veterans. Maura Tierney, who has played hard-luck nurse-turned-doctor Abby Lockhart since ER's sixth season, will be gone after a few episodes. Goran Visnjic, who plays Abby's husband, troubled surgeon and Bosnian war survivor Luka Kovac, will also leave.

Parminder Nagra, Linda Cardellini and John Stamos will return. Mekhi Phifer's status is still up in the air.

Wells said he hopes former cast members will return for ER's sendoff. Other than Noah Wyle, though, who is committed to appear in at least four episodes, none have been confirmed. There had been speculation that original cast member Anthony Edwards, whose character Mark Greene died of brain cancer in ER's eighth season, might return in a dream sequence.

When ER debuted Sept. 19, 1994, the cast featured Clooney, Edwards, Eriq La Salle and Sherry Stringfield. Julianna Margulies was listed as a guest star -- the pilot episode revolved around her character's attempted suicide -- and William H. Macy was credited in a supporting role, as County General's chief of medicine.

The cast has gone through major upheaval since then, and Wells said that's one of the main reasons in deciding to call it quits now: His current roster of performers, as well as his team of behind-the-scenes writers, is ready to move on.

Tierney admitted to feelings of bittersweetness about saying goodbye to the program that has been her home for nearly 10 years. She is ER's longest surviving regular cast member; her battered, emotionally bruised character has long been identified as ER's heart and soul.

&quot;I feel very fortunate to have been a part of this,&quot; Tierney said quietly.

&quot;I'll want to take something iconic, on my last day. I will not be taking my scrubs with me.&quot;

Tonight's episode is the first new episode of ER since Jan. 17.

The story, &quot;Owner of a Broken Heart,&quot; focuses on turmoil in the surgeons' and medical interns' private lives, and hints at serious life changes to come.

Aida Turturro and Hal Holbrook will appear in guest roles in future episodes, but tonight's episode focuses on the regular players.

When ER retires, it will be just four years younger than Law &amp; Order, presently in its 18th season. Gunsmoke holds the record as television's longest-running primetime drama series, with 20 seasons.

ER earned a near-record 26 Emmy nominations in its debut season, a total surpassed only by NYPD Blue, with 27. ER holds the record for most Emmy nominations overall, with 120, three more than Cheers.

ER won the Emmy for best drama just once, however, in 1996.

Wells is philosophical about ER's finally calling it a day.

The show is leaving on its own terms, he said: Even though it's one of the most expensive programs on TV -- $13 million an episode during the Clooney-Edwards years -- and even though last fall's weekly average audience of nine million viewers was well off its 1995 peak of 32 million, ER has life in it yet.

"I wanted to make sure we're going out while we're still strong, rather than waiting until we had stayed too long at the party," Wells said. "I wanted to be able to do it right."
(Canada.com)-Thursday, April 10, 2008

Maura Tierney checking out of 'ER'
After eight years on "ER," Maura Tierney is leaving the series shortly after the show's upcoming 15th and final season.

It's been a long, stressful run at County General for the actress, who has enjoyed her own share of ups and downs playing Dr. Abby Lockhart.

Tierney first appeared on "ER" in 2000 and is currently the longest-running actor on the series, next to Goran Visnjic, who plays Dr. Luka Kovac.

The actress received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Lockhart in 2001.

One of the things Tierney will miss when she leaves the show is the community she enjoys with her fellow actors.

Because she's been on the show the longest, she tries to take pressure away from the other actors when someone is having difficulty, or "Who is like, freaking out."

"Everyone knows how hard the job is," Tierney tells CTV.ca.

Executive producer and "ER" creator John Wells agrees with Tierney, and says that the series takes a toll on its actors.

Some of the challenges include requiring the actors to know their way around an operating table while spouting off foreign medical jargon.

Wells remembers an unusually stressful day for a previous cast member:

"When we cast Eric LaSalle on a Wednesday, on the following Thursday morning he showed up and had a ten-page 'walk and talk scene,' filled with medical dialogue and had to pull on gloves, do three examinations and walk into a surgery."

"That's what it's like when you come on the show, there's a lot to learn in a hurry," says Wells.

The last season has been hard on Lockhart, who has been trying to raise her son alone while her husband, Kovac, has been out of the country.

Lockhart has recently returned to her battle with alcoholism and during a relapse, wound up sleeping with Dr. Kevin Moretti (Stanley Tucci). Since then Lockhart has come clean about her addiction with her co-workers and is looking to make things right in her relationship with Kovac.

"ER" returns with six new episodes following the writers' strike, beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10 p.m. on CTV.

Both Wells and Tierney are both grateful to finally be back to work after the lengthy strike, which stunted what was originally expected to be the final season of "ER."

"I felt relieved," says Wells, who walked the picket line in front of Warner Bros. studios in Los Angeles.

"There were very important things we were striking over and I realized how much I just miss my work and the people I work with."

Tierney agrees and says, "It was very odd to not be working; it was a shock to the system, especially after being there so many hours, so many days."
(CTV.ca)-20080409

Will George Clooney Return to 'ER'?
"ER" executive producer John Wells talks about the show's return and its final season.

"ER," currently in its 14th season, returns to NBC on Thursday, April 10th at 10:00 p.m., and this fall the long-running medical drama will begin its 15th and final season. As part of that, executive producer JOHN WELLS announced today that NOAH WYLE will be returning to the show next year for four episodes.

"He and I have always had a long-term arrangement that when the show was coming to the end that his character would return," Wells says. "Because [his character] has been off working in the volunteer and Doctors Without Borders world for a while that will be a part of his return."

But the most-asked question, according to Wells is: Will GEORGE CLOONEY reprise his role as Dr. Doug Ross?

"I love George Clooney. He is a friend of mine, but I would doubt very much that he would come back to the show," Wells reports. "A couple of other things have come up in his life."

Wells says that aside from Wyle, he hasn't approached any of the former cast members to return.

"We sit down at Memorial Day -- the whole writing staff -- we go to Hawaii and sit around and figure out what we will do for the next year," he explains. "Over the summer, I will start contacting people. Some will not come under any circumstances, but they are certainly going to want to know if we are asking them to come back, what we are asking them to do."

For those who don't return to the show, Wells is hopeful that they will want to take part in a tribute to the series, similar to the one that NBC did for "Friends" on the "Today" show.

"I hope they will be willing to talk about the experience," he continues. "I suspect people will be up for that."
(the Insider)-April 08, 2008

Start watching ER again―stat
The veteran doc drama is back to its old tricks.

I’ve seen Maura Tierney cry every few months for the last eight years. But in December, while I was watching her Dr. Abby Lockhart break down and tell her husband, Luka (Goran Visnjic), that she needed to go to rehab, one thought hit me like a ton of prime-time–classic bricks: ER is good again.

Over a 14-year run, such moments have happened before and―spoiler―will happen again by the end of its 15th (and final) season. In the above instant, though, the episode wasn’t just about Abby and Luka’s strained relationship or the patients they’d lost that day. It was about a show’s attempt to un-jump the shark, to start moving the series back to its signature emotional resonance and organic drama.

On September 22, 1994, when audiences first pushed through the doors at County General, ER was unlike anything TV viewers had ever seen. It was faster, bloodier and more realistic; scenes burst with jargon-heavy dialogue; and every frame was crammed with doctors, nurses, patients and some family member who “can’t be in here.”

When the original cast was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, that issue’s stories referenced creator Michael Crichton’s “busy fax machine” and Julianna Margulies’s Rollerblading. ER has changed a lot since then, though not generally for the better. Early seasons played up characters’ anguish: I’m reluctant to grow up, but I want to take care of people. I’m in love with the wrong guy. I’m so focused on pleasing other people that I have no idea who I am (i.e., the internal monologues of characters Doug Ross, Carol Hathaway and John Carter, respectively). And when a spectacularly terrible fate befell a character, it prompted substantive change: After Mark Greene’s (Anthony Edwards) beating, the nerdy guy-next-door became depressed, short-tempered and unpredictable; after Carter was stabbed, he devolved into drug addiction.

Over time, though, the series shifted from character-driven development toward external, and extraneous, characters-of-the-week. For a few seasons, ER became synonymous with guest stars putting in wrenching if ultimately irrelevant performances: Ed Asner, Don Cheadle, Kristen Johnston, John Leguizamo, Ray Liotta, Bob Newhart, Cynthia Nixon, Stanley Tucci, Forest Whitaker and James Woods all served short sentences at County General. Liotta died for an hour, Nixon narrated the sensations of a stroke, Cheadle had Parkinson’s and Woods had ALS―because if there’s anything more fun than watching degenerative illness, it’s watching it again and again.

Struggling to find new and interesting ways to tell stories about its ever-changing lineup of doctors and nurses, ER became a terrible catalog of the awful shit that can happen to people. Cancer, death of a husband, death of a wife, traumatic custody hearings, deadbeat baby daddies, a family member’s debilitating mental illness and stillbirth―ER laboriously milked all of these for years.

Characters who suffer for suffering’s sake form a morbid collage of disappointment, so ER tried other tricks, too. Episodes set in Darfur and Iraq? No, too newsy. Lots of slutting around? Eh, that’s not really what this show’s about. Stories that boil down to Doctors Aren’t Magic, But You Love Them Anyway? Ah, that one fits just right.

If Doug and Carol’s chaotic romance once anchored the ragtag ER family, then Abby and Luka’s relationship has picked up that torch. The party-in-his-pants new guy, Tony Gates (recent addition John Stamos), has revived the staff-heartthrob position, dormant for years, while up-and-comer Neela Rasgotra (Parminder Nagra) has taken on the role Carter once filled of the most empathetic character, our emotional bridge to the rest of the show. And the rivalry between attendings Pratt (an underrated Mekhi Phifer) and Morris (Scott Grimes) adds depth to their mutual story lines.

ER’s come close to cancellation a few times. Yet part of what’s keeping its vitals steady right now, strangely, is the phenomenal popularity of Grey’s Anatomy, a schmaltzy but obvious heir to the doctor-show throne. Ratings for NBC’s veteran Thursday show surged after rival-network ABC’s Grey’s moved to that night two seasons ago. But Grey’s reminds us of what ER does better than other shows: It makes us care. We care about serialized relationship dramas (Abby, tell him you cheated!). We care about self-contained medical cases (fruity breath! it’s diabetes!). And whether it’s the crashing patient who needs one more shock with the paddles or the crashing series that needs one more season to right itself, we care about bringing things back to life.

Jumpstart your relationship with ER Thursday 10, 9pm on NBC.
(Time Out Chicago)-Apr 10, 2008
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