Question: Isn't Noah Wyle supposed to do four episodes of ER this year? When is he coming back?

Answer: Although nothing's official, look for Dr. Carter to reappear (far, far, far away from County General) in January or February. Speaking of ER, I hear producers are looking for an African-American actress in her fifties (not a typo) to play a no-nonsense ICU doc who butts heads with John Leguizamo's Clemente. (Note to ER's casting director: This role has Anna Maria Horsford written all over it. Trust me.)