NBC has been in talks with Warner Bros. TV about keeping the long-running medical drama ER in place for one more year. Thanks to the writer's strike it looks like that will happen.

According to Variety, ER was expected to end its lengthy run this year, but the writers' strike and work stoppage put a crimp in those plans. Now that production has resumed, ER is delivering between four and six more segments this season. But rather than end on such a short note, NBC is considering making some noise by bringing ER back for one final farewell season.

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Another medical series that was slated to retire this June, Scrubs, is also now expected to make a return next year. Star John C. McGinley was even quoted this week as saying the show's long-rumored move from NBC to ABC is a done deal. But as of Tuesday, ABC Studios had not officially announced the show's fate.