Our latest FORGOTTEN TV entry is a show called E/R.
E/R was a show about an emergency room in a Chicago hospital. It starred George Clooney.
I know what you are thinking “ER just went off a few months ago! It is too soon to be a FORGOTTEN TV series.”
Well, this isn’t the same ER.
E/R (notice that /) was a sitcom from 1984 that lasted only one season. While George Clooney was a regular, the main star was Elliott Gould. He played Dr. Sheinfeld.
Also in the cast were Conchata Ferrell, Corinne Bohrer (DEAD SOLID PERFECT), Jason Alexander, Pamela Segall Adlon (GREASE 2, KING OF THE HILL) and Mary McDonnell. George Clooney played “Ace”.
I used to watch the show every week, yet have no memory of it today. I don’t know if it was good or bad.
Airing on CBS for 22 episodes in the 1984-1985 season, the show has truly been forgotten. No one seems to know about it. Clooney has casually mentioned it in interviews, but it hasn’t been seen for years. No clips are on YouTube.
Since it was an Embassy release, I assume it is with Sony. They were once doing a great job with TV on DVD before essentially abandoning it all. You would think they could release a complete series set, and ride the wave of popularity of Clooney’s other series.