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ER: An Early Look at the Very Last One - Featured

Awww, the very last episode ever of ER airs this Thursday, and the opening of Carter's clinic brings all the old docs back to the ranch for one last hoedown. Between this and the various valedictory tours by the likes of George Clooney and Julianna Margulies, season 15 turned out to be darn satisfying. Check out the other four sneaks below for more of Benton (Eriq La Salle), Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes), Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) and the newest ER doc, played by Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel... ER: An Early Look at the Very Last One Photo courtesy of erheadquarters.com

Ratings: How Did Samantha Who Do?

Thursday's ratings rundown: 8 pm/ET American Idol played to a special Thursday audience of 22.35 million total viewers, down 650K from last week's results show. CBS' NCAA tourney coverage placed second in every prime-time hour, averaging 10.12 million viewers across the night. ABC's brand-new In the Motherhood (6.72 mil) and returning Samantha Who? (6.53 mil, down 270 thou from Dec. 1, its last fresh outing) combined for third, but averaged 13 percent less than Ugly Betty 's most recent numbers. Trailing NBC's pairing of Earl (5.87 mil) with an Office repeat, Smallville scored 3.74 mil, surging 14 percent week-to-week. 9 pm Grey's Anatomy enjoyed CSI 's latest bye, topping the hour with 15.8 million viewers, up 10 percent. Hell's Kitchen nipped at basketball's heels, placing third with 10.95 mil. Both NBC's The Office (8.45 mil, +500K) and 30 Rock (7.17 mil, +150K) saw gains, while Supernatural (3.17 mil) was flat. 10 pm With CBS' Eleventh Hour still shot-clock-blocked, Private Practice again claimed No. 1 with an audience of 10.48 mil, up 470 thou. ER gained 700K but still trailed hoops, delivering 10.16 mil. Source here

Preview of 'ER' Series Finale: And in the End

After 15 years on television, " ER " will finally take its last breath on April 2. The preview for the finale on April 2, gives flashes on the doctors and staff that have been gracing the hall of Chicago's County General Hospital throughout the years, including the appearance of Dr. Mark Greene. Called "And In The End...", the finale sees a new medical facility for the underprivileged being opened and old friends return to show their support. Gates treats a teenager with alcohol poisoning after he and his friends play a drinking game. Sam is surprised when she receives a special gift for her birthday. Apart from familiar faces like Noah Wyle, Eriq La Salle and Julianna Margulies, the finale will give a flashback to Anthony Edwards' character Dr. Greene who had died in the 179th episode, through the appearance of his daughter, Rachel Greene. Rachel (Yvonne Zima) is a med-student who picks up where her dad left off, nabbing the chance to be an intern in the hospital. Also giving the last bow on the finale are among others Sherry Stringfield, Laura Innes, Yvette Freeman and Alex Kingston. To Watch The Sneak Peek Click Here . Source here

Season 15 Episode 21 ''I Feel Good''

Many of the ER doctors and nurses help out at Camp Del Corazon, a camp for kids who have had open heart surgery. Working along side the camp counselor (guest star Tom Arnold), Morris (Scott Grimes) and Brenner (David Lyons) make a huge impact on several kids at the camp. Meanwhile, Dr. Banfield (Angela Bassett) and her husband (guest star Courtney B. Vance) feel their adoption dreams slipping away when a young mother comes back for the child she abandoned in the ER. Parminder Nagra, John Stamos and Linda Cardellini also star. To Watch The Preview Click Here .

Preview of 'ER' 15.21: Familiar Faces Return

Gathering for the episode before the finale, " ER " doctors and nurses are assisting at a camp for children recovering from heart surgeries. The County General staff help kids at Camp del Corazon, working side by side with the camp counselor who is played by guest star Tom Arnold. Morris and Brenner in particular make a huge impact on several kids at the camp. Meanwhile, Dr. Banfield and her husband (guest star Courtney B. Vance) feel their adoption dreams slipping away when a young mother comes back for the child she abandoned in the ER. "I Feel Good", is the episode before the two-hour finale on April 2. It will air on March 26, giving a return of familiar faces that have walked down the corridor of the fictional Chicago hospital. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source here

Ratings: Did Clooney Make ER's Numbers Palpitate? - Featured

Thursdays ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET Survivor gained 880K from last week's Idol-ized outing to top the hour with 12.89 million total viewers. Bones placed second with a typical 9.55 mil, followed by Ugly Betty (7.2 mil, up 830K). Smallville returned to an audience of 3.72 mil, down 150K from its last fresh outing. But hey, it nearly tied Kath & Kim (4 mil) for the No. 4 spot, come 8:30. * 9 pm CSI plunged 18 percent week-to-week, delivering an audience of 16.96 mil. Grey's Anatomy was No. 2 with 13.54 million viewers (a 12 percent drop from its last fresh outing), but of course topped the demos. Trailing Hell's Kitchen (7.777 mil), both NBC's The Office (7.5 mil) and 30 Rock (6.4 mil) fell 13 percent. Supernatural returned to an audience of 2.84 mil, down 600 thou from its last new entry. * 10 pm Eleventh Hour held onto the top spot with 11.8 million viewers, dipping 370K week-to-week. A cavalcade of returning faves helped ER surge 22 percent to hit 10.7 mil, and place No. 1 in the demos. Did it dawn on anyone else that Seattle plays home to both McDreamy and the McDreamyER Doug Ross? Kinda makes up for all the rain, doesn't it, ladies? Private Practice came in third with 9.07 mil, plummeting 20 percent. Source here

George Clooney ER Return Video Clips - Featured

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Video: George Clooney Returns to 'ER' as Dr. Ross

In favor of 'ER' finale, George Clooney is back as Dr. Ross who is now in Seattle and has two kids with Nurse Carol. Read more.

Tonight's TV Hot List for Thursday, March 12, 2009 - Featured

* Bones (8 pm/ET Fox) The Jeffersonian team certainly take their chances, but could they be so reckless as to lose a corpse? Of course, that doesn't mean they've misplaced the body of a shady car salesman; it's just that when the dead man's bones start to disintegrate, the team only have 24 hours to find out how he died - and who killed him. David Boreanaz, who plays FBI agent Seeley Booth, pulls double duty by getting behind the camera to direct his first episode of the series. * The Office (9 pm/ET NBC) Michael pulls a wily Willy Wonka scheme tonight. Taking a cue from the fictitious chocolatier, Michael suggests placing "golden tickets" inside paper packages as discounts for clients. But all that glitters isn't gold: Michael's idea backfires, as is common, and office problems spread. On the flip side, Kevin's love life might be as good as gold when the piteous office drone sets out to woo a woman. Here's hoping it's the sweet lady from the corporate complex he met at last week's lonely-hearts party. They make such a golden couple. * Grey's Anatomy (9 pm/ET ABC) What with Derek's meltdown, Bailey's war with the chief and Izzie's very disturbing symptoms, the hot docs seem worse off than the economy. Don't expect smiley faces on Derek or Izzie tonight. (Too bad they never got together: We could have dubbed them "Dizzie.") However, there is hope for Bailey. Paging Adele Webber, stat! On the love front, there's hope for Owen-Cristina and Mark-Lexie. Maybe Callie-Arizona, too. True, Arizona rejected Callie, but she does call her "Calliope." * ER (10 pm/ET NBC) Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, no one can accuse Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) of having had an easy ride since becoming a doctor. He's been stabbed by a patient in the ER; his recovery left him addicted to painkillers; his son died soon after birth; and now his donor kidney is hung up in transit. All he needs is to run into a former mentor who was very hard on him as an intern. Cue Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle). We hope Benton's presence signals a change for the better for Carter because, honestly, he deserves a break. * Bridget's Sexiest Beaches (10 pm/ET Travel) Former Girl Next Door Bridget Marquardt may have moved out of the Playboy Mansion, but she's still living the sweet life as host of this new travel series, which has her exploring the hottest seaside destinations around the globe. In the opener, Hef's former gal pal goes Down Under for a look at Australia's beautiful southeast coastline. Looks like life really is a beach for this beach bunny. Source here

ER: Get Ready for George Clooney's Top-Secret Return!

George Clooney is returning to ER for one episode (Thursday at 10 pm/ET, NBC), but how is it all going to go down? Read on to refresh your memory about his character's past, catch up on current storylines and weigh in on our best guesses for how Dr. Doug Ross makes his reappearance at County General. Who's Dr. Doug Ross? Doug Ross (Clooney) is a pediatric-trauma specialist who worked in the emergency room of County General Hospital in Chicago for five seasons on ER. Dr. Ross is a devoted doctor who clearly cares for his young patients - sometimes too much, as his ethically questionable methods often ran afoul of the County General administration. On the personal front, Ross was initially quite the womanizer, but his on-again, off-again fling with Head Nurse Carol Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) eventually solidified into a steady relationship. Why did he leave? The simple answer is that Clooney wanted to leave the show to pursue a movie career. But Ross resigned after he was caught helping a woman euthanize her terminally ill son. Ross moved to Seattle before learning that Hathaway was pregnant with their twin girls. His departure estranged the couple, as her clinic was shut down in the aftermath of the scandal. Ultimately, though, a year later Hathaway also moved to Seattle to be with Ross, in another top-secret episode in which not even NBC knew that Clooney would appear. How and why is he back? Well, we don't know for sure. NBC has kept the details of Clooney's return under tight wraps, so officially we'll all be surprised together. That said, a few details of varying reliability have leaked. Reportedly (though not confirmed by NBC), former cast members Clooney, Margulies and Eriq La Salle (who played Dr. Peter Benton) and guest star Susan Sarandon all appear in Thursday's episode. In the most recent episode, it's revealed that Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) has renal failure and is awaiting a donor kidney. In a separate storyline, Dr. Neela Rasgotra (Parminder Nagra) is heading to Seattle to pick up a transplant heart. In Thursday's episode, Sarandon plays the mother of a boy who is left brain-dead after an accident; Margulies has to break the bad news to her. La Salle bumps into Dr. Carter as he is waiting for his transplant. How all these organs and George Clooney come together is anyone's guess, but if I were to make an educated guess, I'd say Clooney is the brain-dead kid's doctor, and Margulies has a new job working with the organ-donation program. When word gets out of Carter's condition, Dr. Ross and Nurse Hathaway accompany the organs to Chicago, and a tearful reunion ensues. What do you think? How will the producers weave Doug and Carol back into the storyline? Source here