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Anthony Edwards Reprises Role On 'ER'

Fan Favorite Returns to 'ER'

Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene) will return for one episode of ER. Edwards, an original cast member of the long running hit series, will appear in the episode “Heal Thyself” which will air on November 13, 2008.

Anthony Edwards Returns To ‘ER’ For One Episode
BY: Trish Mahon
NEWS EDITOR

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 1:09 PM

NBC is pleased to announce that Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene) will return for one episode of ER. Edwards, an original cast member of the long running hit series, will appear in the episode “Heal Thyself” which will air on November 13, 2008. Edwards spent eight seasons on the show before leaving in 2002.

The episode will feature Dr. Greene in a series of newly shot scenes that will feature other characters from the show’s past while also giving insight into Dr. Banfield’s (Angela Bassett) past and her experiences within the walls of County General. "We had hoped to bring back some of ‘ER’s’ stars for the final season and think that our loyal fans will enjoy seeing some of the shows most beloved and memorable characters," said executive producer John Wells.

Noah Wyle is set to reprise his role of Dr. Carter for at least one episode this season. Wyle’s John Carter quickly became a fan favorite. Shane West (Dr. Ray Barnett) is also returning this season.  After George Clooney (Doug Ross) left, he made a surprise return to whisk away his love Carol, played by Julianna Margulies. No word yet if the two will return, but fans have been clamoring it.

Edwards has received four Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He also won three Screen Actors Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 1996, Best Ensemble Cast in 1998 and 1999), the Golden Globe Award in 1998 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Drama and a People’s Choice Award in 1995 for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series.

The long-running series currently stars Maura Tierney (Diggers, Welcome to Mooseport,), Mekhi Phifer ( Curb Your Enthusiasm, 8 Mile, Slow Burn), Parminder Nagra (Ella Enchanted, Bend It Like Beckham), Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, Grandma’s Boy, Freaks and Geeks), Scott Grimes (Band of Brothers, American Dad, Mystery, Alaska), John Stamos (ex-Blackie, GH, A Raisin in the Sun, Jake in Progress), David Lyons (Blue Heelers) and Angela Bassett (Akeelah and the Bee, Meet The Browns, What’s Love Got To Do With It).

ER is set to premiere its final season on September 25, 2008. ER is a production of Constant © Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.
TVSource Magazine will bring you weekly coverage of ER after the season premiere episode.

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