LATEST: Producers of hit U.S. medical drama E.R. are still hopeful Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney will agree to return to the show - to help the programme "go out with style".
Clooney shot to stardom playing Dr. Doug Ross on the hit NBC drama for five years from 1994. He went on to carve out a successful movie career, winning an Oscar for 2005 film Syriana.
The drama is set to come to an end after a 15-year run and programme-makers are reportedly courting Clooney to reprise his role for the show's final episodes.
Producers are also said to be in talks with fellow former E.R. star Juliana Marguiles and are hopeful that both stars will agree to appear in the grand finale.
A source tells British newspaper the Sunday Express, "We aim to go out in style. We're hoping George and Juliana will agree for old time's sake.
"E.R. was the vehicle that turned them both into A-list stars and if the salaries on offer are not huge by their standards, we can promise the storylines will be."
Although Clooney recently dismissed rumours he had agreed to an E.R. comeback, his representative told the publication that the Oscar-winning actor may be considering it, insisting, "George has a huge soft spot for E.R."