NBC announces the end of ER

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The long-running medical drama ‘ER’ will come to an end on March 12, NBC announced today.

One of TV’s most honored shows, ‘ER’ has won 22 Emmys and has the most Emmy nominations of any other show on television. It will say goodbye with a two-hour episode.


The announcement was part of a news release NBC issued about its midseason schedule, which included the following:

‘The Office’ will have the coveted post-Super Bowl slot on Feb. 1.

— The new drama ‘Kings,’ starring Ian McShane, will premiere on Thursdays, beginning March 19.

— ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will premiere on March 1 and will be expanded to two-hour episodes.

— ‘Medium’ will return to the lineup on Feb. 2, the same night that ‘Heroes’ kicks off its new volume and ‘Chuck’ returns with a 3-D episode.

— The miniseries ‘XIII’ will air on Feb. 8 and 15.

—Maria Elena Fernandez

(Photo: Maura Tierney as Abby Lockhart, Scott Grimes as Dr. Archie Morris, courtesy Joel Warren / NBC)