(August 13, 2003 - Burbank, CA) – Five-time Emmy Award nominee Noah Wyle, known to television audiences worldwide for his role as Dr. John Carter on the hit NBC drama series "ER," has committed to an additional season, taking him through the show's 11th year in the 2004-2005 season, it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. Wyle will bring his multifaceted talents behind the camera as well, making his directorial debut. “One of my greatest joys on ‘ER’ has been writing for Noah Wyle. He’s an exceptionally talented actor and collaborator, a consummate professional and a good friend. I’m delighted he’s chosen to stay involved in ‘ER’ and excited that we can continue to work together.” said executive producer John Wells. Peter Roth stated, "We're delighted that he has decided to extend his magnificent contributions to our series. Noah distinguishes himself as both an invaluable presence for our viewers and a trusted leader on our set. We look forward to his outstanding performance as Dr. Carter with great anticipation.” With 108 nominations, more than any other drama series in history, "ER" has won 20 Emmy Awards and been honored with two prestigious Peabody Awards, as well as garnering numerous other accolades. In addition to his Emmy nods, Wyle has also been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, and has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards. From Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc., "ER" is created by Michael Crichton and executive produced by Christopher Chulack, Crichton and John Wells.
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