Clooney to return to ER?

TV bosses hopeful of star's comeback
Monday , 14 April 2008
Clooney to return to ER?
George Clooney is rumoured to be appearing in the finale of ER - where the actor began his Oscar-winning career

Producers of hit US medical drama ER are hoping Hollywood heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY will agree to return to the show - to help the programme "go out with style".

Clooney shot to stardom playing Dr. Doug Ross on the hit NBC drama for five years from 1994 before going on to carve out a successful movie career, winning an Oscar for 2005 film Syriana.

The drama is set to come to an end after a 15-year run and programme-makers are reportedly courting Clooney to reprise his role for the show's final episodes.

Producers are also said to be in talks with fellow former ER star Juliana Marguiles and are hopeful that both stars will agree to appear in the grand finale.

A source told British newspaper the Sunday Express: "We aim to go out in style. We're hoping George and Juliana will agree for old time's sake.

"E.R. was the vehicle that turned them both into A-list stars and if the salaries on offer are not huge by their standards, we can promise the storylines will be."

Although Clooney recently dismissed rumours he had agreed to an ER comeback, his representative told the publication that the Oscar-winning actor may be considering it, insisting, "George has a huge soft spot for ER".