“ER” star Noah Wyle has sealed a lucrative deal to scrub in for an 11th season on the hit NBC medical drama.
That keeps Wyle, who plays Dr. John Carter, on the Warner Bros. TV skein through the 2004-05 season. As part of the thesp’s new pact, he’ll also make his directorial debut on “ER,” helming two episodes of the show.
Wyle is the only major series regular to have been with the show throughout its entire run.
“One of my greatest joys on ‘ER’ has been writing for Noah Wyle,” said exec producer John Wells. Wyle has signed to star in every episode of the show’s 2004-05 season. That’s a change from this upcoming season: Thesp asked for and received a reduced workload this year.
Wyle will appear in at least 16 segs (and likely more) this season but won’t appear in every episode.
Warner Bros. TV prexy Peter Roth said he was pleased that the five-time Emmy nominee had agreed to stick with the show.
Wyle has also been nominated three times for the Golden Globe award and has taken home three Screen Actors Guild awards.
Thesp is shooting feature “The Californians” opposite Illeana Douglas; his bigscreen resume also includes “White Oleander,” “Donnie Darko,” “Enough” and “The Myth of Fingerprints.”
Christopher Chulack, Michael Crichton and Wells exec produce “ER.”