With the long running medical drama coming to an end this season, NBC wants fans to be reassured that things will be ok.
ER will be back. "Look, we are out of original ideas," said a source at the network, "We brought back 'Bionic Woman' and that failed. That didn't stop us. Then we followed that up with 'American Gladiator' and 'Night Rider' - they also failed."
"We haven't had an original idea since 'Heroes.' When that show took off, we just copied that." said another exec,"Coming up with original ideas is too expensive."
Look for a new revamped nostalgic version of "er" within 5 years.