Question: Any news on Shane West returning to ER?

Answer: Nope, but another beloved County General alum will (kinda-sorta) be making a cameo this season: Jerry Markovic! No, Abraham Benrubi isn't leaving Men in Trees, but he gets a fun little shout-out in the aforementioned Oct. 11 episode. Here's the sitch: When the front desk gets backed up, Sam tells Frank to call Jerry 'cause "maybe he's ready to come back to work." Frank replies, "You didn't hear? He moved to Alaska... slinging pitchers of beer outside Alaska."