George Clooney by Foc Kan/WireImage.com
, the producers want him
, but the chance of
for its 15th and final season remains nebulous, with conflicting statements from the actor and his publicist emerging in recent days.
"I've never been asked or approached by anyone from the show about doing an episode of
," Clooney told
Yet, reported that producers have storylines all set for the return of Clooney as Dr. Ross,
as Carol and
Eriq La Salle
as Dr. Benton. Executive producer David Zabel told Will Keck that he's "optimistic that we might be able to get them all. We have a really good story line for every [major] character from the past to show [the actors] what we want to do."
fans will have to settle for the flashback returns of Anthony Edwards, playing the beloved Dr. Mark Greene, and
as Dr. Carter.
Would you be miffed if Clooney won't be scrubbing in for
's final season? -
Will you think less of Clooney if he's a no-show?
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