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Premiere date:September 19, 1994
Finale Date:April 02, 2009
Starring:Laura Innes, Noah Wyle ... More
Description:Created by novelist Michael Crichton and reportedly based on his own experiences as a medical student, the NBC hospital drama ER debuted September 19, 1994, directly opposite the similar CBS endeavor Chicago Hope. Though many critics thought that Chicago Hope had a better chance for survival than ER, the NBC series scored a surprise hit -- and over a decade later it was still firmly imbedded in the network's Thursday-night schedule, while Chicago Hope had long since vanished. Set largely in the ... Read more
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Back when "ER" was a powerhouse prime-time drama (remember those days?), NBC tried a daring experiment to kick off the show's fourth season: They filmed the premier episode live. And not just live, but twice live -- one for the East Coast, a second for the West. Read more...

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