Articles for ER Season 13

We‘ve been light on our ER coverage at BuddyTV this season, but TVSquad has a nice recap of last night‘s all-new episode. Forrest Whitaker guest stars as a patient who takes the Hospital to court for malpractice. Forrest is a great actor and he has a five episode arc, so I may start checking out ER again. Read more »
TVSquad has a nice little recap of last night‘s episode of ER that, as ER is wont to do from time to time, focused most of the episode on one patient. Back in the day, when I actually watched ER (and before those no-good producers killed off Omar Epps), these episodes always angered me. As the TVSquad recapper states, the breakneck speed of ER when there are a number of patients being treated by multiple doctors all at once is what makes the show what it is.Moving along, I‘ve realized that there should probably be more medical dramas out there. I‘m not saying that I, personally, need more hospital shows, but that given the sheer amount of law and police dramas currently available to the home viewer, that there should probably be more shows of the ER ilk.  Read more »
John Stamos has had a peculiar career. Starting off as a pompadoured soap actor and reaching some modicum of stardom as a mulleted cast member of early 90‘s child sitcom "Full House", Stamos now finds himself part of a critically heralded resurgence on ER. What‘s amazing about this is that, although it‘s been 11 years since "Full House" has produced new episodes, ER and "Full House" were actually on prime time television concurrently for a couple years. I know I‘ve written about Stamos before and his new gig on ER, but this time it‘s for a legitimate reason: TVSquad has an interview up with The Stamos that covers his new stint on ER, his "Full House" days, his continued friendship with Bob Saget and Howard Stern (among others), and the cancellation of his short-lived ABC show "Jake in Progress". Read more »
Last night, more so than any other night during the MLB Playoffs, prime time television got scared of baseball. The Office, ER, Grey‘s Anatomy, etc. All repeats. Which is no fun.In lieu of actual show news, then, we must entertain ourselves with speculative articles and cozy retrospectives. Frankly, there aren‘t a whole lot of things more fun than writing about the past. Unlike the present, the past is malleable. No one remembers things exactly (and if you do, you‘re a freak) and, therefore, the past is yours to make your own. This is why we can write about, say, the five departed ER characters we miss the most, and all the selections seem wholly reasonable.  Read more »
Regarded as a heartthrob, John Stamos eludes from his comedic roles and proves himself worthy of dramatic and dignified characters. Exotically hot, he makes a huge comeback with his inclusion on the popular series ER. Moreover, his distinct Greek roots mixed with his sex appeal certainly make him a chick magnet.  Read more »
Goran Visnjic and Maura Tierney, cast members on the medical drama ER, have confirmed their departure from the long running and award-winning program.According to TV Guide, both actors hinted on their exit in February. Tierney said, “I’m pretty sure I’m leaving after next year.” As for Visnjic, he expects to remain on the show for less than five episodes next season. “We’re still talking about how and when we’re going to do it. But it’s kind of a logical progression because every summer I want to do a movie and…there are always problems with my scheduling. I think it’s a nice run to be on a show for eight years,” Visnjic added. Read more »
Nowadays, there are a number of television series, which are popularly known for their medical drama plot like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, General Hospital and House. These shows have showcased various medical conditions and diseases, which have positively educated viewers to the unfamiliar. And since television has become a very powerful tool in influencing and promoting awareness, real life doctors and health experts are now getting involved with TV scriptwriters to correctly add a dose of education to entertainment. According to a survey conducted by a public relations company called Porter Novelli, majority of the viewers have reportedly learned something about a disease from a daytime or prime-time drama series. Given the findings, government health officials, advocacy groups and academic physicians are now using television to effectively get across medical information to millions of viewers. Read more »
Julianna Margulies was best known as Nurse Carol Hathaway on the NBC medical series ER. Her six-year stint on the show earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, 5 Screen Actors Guild Awards and 19 nominations from various award-giving bodies. In 2000, she decided to leave, turning down a $27 million offer to stay on the program. She left the show at the end of season 6 on the episode entitled “Such Sweet Sorrow,” in which her character decided to move to Seattle, Washington to be with Doug Ross, the father of her twin daughters. Read more »
Best known for his appearance on ER, Noah Wyle was the only cast member of the medical drama to have been with the show from the beginning of the series in 1994 until the 2004-2005 season. For a total of eleven consecutive seasons, he played the role of Dr. John Carter, which earned several Screen Actors Guild Awards and a number of Emmy Award nominations. He decided to exit from the show at the conclusion of season 11 but was invited back for a four-episode arc in season 12. Despite offers, he decided not to return on season 13. Read more »
So, let‘s say that you have a show that was once the most popular show on TV. Now let‘s say this show slowly loses popularity as its entire original cast slowly trickles away. Let‘s say this show keeps on trucking, however, into its tenth season and beyond, yet is a shell of its former self and mired in a twelfth season that is mediocre in both ratings and critical reaction. Of course, I‘m talking about ER. How do you go about rejuvenating ER as it heads into its 13th year?Well, according to EW PopWatch, you hire John Stamos. Stamos cures all ills. As unlikely as this may seem, you can‘t argue with the results. ER‘s ratings are way up and it‘s been consistently winning its time slot over promising newcomers Six Degrees and Shark. Is this really all because John Stamos has joined the cast? Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. Read more »
Parminder Nagra has come a long way from the meek and timid girl she used to be. Now, she is not only considered as a good singer but a brilliant actress as well. Awarded the Golden Wave Award at the Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema for best actress, she certainly proves she belongs in the entertainment industry. Ultimately, she displays her radiance in acting, not to mention her exotic British-Indian façade, as she became part of the hit show ER. Read more »