Will George Clooney Return To ER?
Less than a month ago George Clooney was saying there was no chance he was going to be returning to “ER” in the fall for the show’s 15th season (about four too many in my book…but no one asked me). Now, suddenly, there’s another country heard from–this time in the shape of actor Scott Grimes, who plays, er…some doctor on the show. Sue me (not really, I have nothing), I gave up on that show after Noah Wylie left.
But Grimes seems to think that on the basis of some drinks at a bar? The Clooney will be back. He gave an interview to Yo On E! where he retold his brush with George.
“We got lucky. We were at a bar recently, and the cast was at a table, and George comes over and hung out with us for like four hours. He ended up paying for our whole meal, and he’s just such a good dude it’s really disgusting. I’m serious, man, I was so glad my girlfriend wasn’t there either because I fell madly in love with him…And I’m a heterosexual man!”
According to Grimes, George was asking “a lot about” the show, hence, he puts the odds of him returning at 85 percent.
Which sounds more like the fervent wish of a fanboy/actor who wants to get his name out there than anything with any truth to it. But Scott’s convinced.
“I just have a weird feeling about this! Having met him once, I just get that feeling that he’s that kind of guy…He knows it would be a ratings bump, he knows it’s a historical show that’s ending and he’d want to be a part of that. He’d do it to help out the show because he’s that kinda guy.”
And I’m sure if Clooney does do it it’ll have nothing to do with the press it will get him. No, it’ll be about helping out the show. Seriously, is this Grimes dude fresh off the bus?
By the way, last week executive producer John Wells said he hasn’t asked George and that he “doubts very much” that this will come to pass. Then, again, Leatherheads hasn’t exactly been burning up the box office so a little good “ER” PR might be–oh, yes, I’m going to say it–just what the doctor ordered.
I’ll show myself out now.
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