NBC is bringing out the big guns for its 15th and final season of ER. The big, nostalgia-laden, tear-inducing guns.
E! News has confirmed that original ER castmember Anthony Edwards, who played Dr. Mark Greene on the medical hit for eight years before heading to that big emergency room in the sky back in 2002, has signed on to reprise his role for a one-episode guest stint during—when else?—November sweeps.
Show purists can rest easy that producers are only interested in resuscitating ratings, not Edwards' character, and that Dr. Greene will be appearing in flashback form.
While the character passed away from a brain tumor during a memorably weepy episode nearly six years ago, Edwards will appear in a flashback scene this time around with new series regular Angela Bassett, County General's newest attending doctor.
Adding to the guest-star spectacular, Bassett's real-life hubby, Courtney B. Vance, will also play her reel-life hubby on the show.
The episode goes into production next week and airs Nov. 13.