ER

About the Show

NBC's celebrated medical drama "ER" debuted in the fall of 1994 and aired its series finale 15 seasons later. Along the way, "ER" helped launch the careers of George Clooney, Julianna Margulies and Noah Wiley among many others. Combining the extraordinary talents of multiple award-winning producer John Wells ("The West Wing" "Third Watch"), best-selling author Michael Crichton ("Jurassic Park") and the creative team at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, the venerated series "ER" explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. The highly acclaimed drama series holds the distinction of being recognized as the most Emmy-nominated series in the history of television with 124 nominations. Crichton, Wells and Zabel served as executive producers, along with Christopher Chulack, Joe Sachs and Janine Sherman Barrois.

A winner of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, the series also earned 22 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 1996, among many accolades. In addition, the cast was honored with four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.

In its final season, the staff at County General Hospital included Abby Lockhart (Maura Tierney), a recovering alcoholic trying her best to juggle a demanding residency and motherhood while everything around her seems to be falling apart; Dr. Greg Pratt (Mekhi Phifer), an attending fighting for the chief spot on the floor as well as for a firm grasp on his love life; Neela Rasgotra (Parminder Nagra), a skilled surgical resident committed to growing in her craft as well as in her place on the surgical team; Sam Taggart (Linda Cardellini), a spirited ER nurse who is finally getting some time to explore life and love both in and outside the hospital; Dr. Archie Morris (Scott Grimes), the quirky-yet-talented attending dedicated to his work but constantly distracted by his own world; Tony Gates (John Stamos), a paramedic-turned-doctor who has overcome numerous obstacles to take on the rigorous challenges of life in the ER; Dr. Simon Brenner (David Lyons) the newest attending physician with a penchant for stirring things up, and Dr. Cate Banfield (Angela Bassett) as a tough-as-nails attending physician whose arrival shakes up the ER.

"ER" is a production of Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Cast Bios

Linda Cardellini
Scott Grimes
Laura Innes
Parminder Nagra
Mekhi Phifer
John Stamos
Maura Tierney
Goran Visnjic
Shane West

Credits

Day and Time

Thursdays on NBC (10-11 p.m. ET)

Premiere Date

September 19, 1994

Creator

Michael Crichton

Executive Producer

David Zabel
,
Janine Sherman Barrois
,
Joe Sachs
,
Christopher Chulack
,
Michael Crichton
,
John Wells

Produced By

Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television Production, Inc.
,
Richard Thorpe

Director

Christopher Chulack
,
Richard Thorpe
,
among others

Director of Photography

Arthur Albert

Producer

Wendy Spence Rosato
,
Tommy Burns

Co-Producer

Virgil Williams
,
Lisa Zwerling

Consulting Producer

Lydia Woodward

Editor

Jacque Toberen
,
Kevin Casey
,
Tim Tommasino

Casting Director

John Levey

Unit Production Manager

Tommy Burns

Music Composer

Martin Davich

Origination

Burbank, California; on location in Chicago