Is there a doctor in the house?

January 23, 2009 by  
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According to US television show Entertainment Tonight, George Clooney is going to be making a special comeback for the final series of ER. His character, Dr. Doug Ross, will apparently be portrayed as practicing in Seattle but will return to County General for a bonanza farewell.

ER is generally credited as being the making of Clooney as he rode to prominence on its coat tails, but he hasn’t appeared on the show since 2000. Last year, the producers said of the original cast “we’d love to get them all back in some way, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to. But we’re gonna try.” Not exactly optimistic. But then a more recent comment from John Wells, one of the show’s executive producers, sounded a little more promising: “I would be surprised … But then, George loves practical jokes. Who knows?”

For the time being, NBC are refusing to confirm or deny the rumours of a return for the megastar, but here’s hoping…