After fifteen years at the top, ER bows out

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You know the names: Dr. Ross, Carol, Dr. Carter, Rocket Romano. You know the stars: George Clooney, Noah Wylie, Julianna Margulies, Maria Bello, William H. Macy. At its peak, ER attracted some 47 million viewers on any given Thursday and had its fans hooked on the heartache, heartburn and even massive heart attacks the show produced every week. After all these years Cook County General Hospital is still standing despite the helicopter crashes, bomb scares, blizzards, shootings, hostage scenarios, toxic spills, car accidents, explosions, emergency births, sudden deaths, and Haz Mat incidents. But tonight, after fifteen years on the air, Cook County closes its doors as ER flatlines. To help commemorate this occasion, we are joined by Angel Cohn, not only is she senior editor at Television Without Pity, but she has watched all fifteen seasons of the show.

Some of the most heart-stopping, breath-taking moments from the past seasons of ER: