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'ER' Review, Synopsis and General Information

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The Cast of ER NBC Photo: Brian Bowen Smith Copyright © 2008 NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

Premiered:

September 19, 1994

When did it end?:

After 15 years, ER closed its doors for the last time on April 2, 2009. 333 episodes in all were produced.

Starring in the Final Season:

  • Parminder Nagra as Dr. Neela Rasgotra
  • Linda Cardellini as Nurse Samantha Taggart
  • Scott Grimes as Dr. Archie Morris
  • Angela Bassett as Dr. Cate Banfield
  • David Lyons as Dr. Simon Brenner
  • John Stamos as Tony Gates

Big Names on the Small Screen:

Several big names have gone through that emergency room, including: George Clooney, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Julianna Margulies, Noah Wyle, CCH Pounder, Anthony Edwards, Ray Liotta, Red Buttons and Sally Field to name a few.

Trivia Fact #1:

The basketball net you see outside of the ER is used by many of the actors to help unwind during/after shooting.

Trivia Fact #2:

Noah Wylie and his character, John Carter, both share the same birthday: June 4th.

Trivia Fact #3:

The show does most of the filming in Los Angeles, but twice a year, they did on-location filming in Chicago.

Trivia Fact #4:

The character of Carol Hathaway, played by Julianna Margulies, was supposed to become brain-dead after a suicide attempt, but the writers decided to make her a series regular.

'ER' Extras:

'ER' Synopsis:

ER tracks the inner workings of County General Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center where heroic doctors and nurses are faced with life-and-death decisions on a daily basis.

Fifteen years, hundreds of patients, explosions, gun shots, deadly viruses, stalkers and even a helicopter incident or two kept the ER rocking.

Over the years, this series kept life in the ER fresh and interesting by offering viewers a nice rotation and variation of characters. Although John Carter stayed with the series the longest, Luka Kovac and Abby Lockhart stuck around long enough for viewers to become heavily invested in their touching relationship. While most series would never have survived with a revolving door of series regulars, I believe this is exactly why we kept tuning in each week.

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