George Clooney's Dr. Douglas Ross won't be on call at "ER" after the end of the next television season.
Although it was widely expected Clooney would leave the top-rated drama at the end of his five-year contract, the actor made it official with the announcement of a development deal with CBS on Friday.Clooney may still make occasional guest appearances on NBC's top-rated drama after next season ends, said his spokeswoman, Lisa Reeder.
He's leaving on good terms, saying that he wants to try something else, she said. Executive producer John Wells has said he expected Clooney to leave at the end of his contract.
Clooney was the first real breakout star of the medical drama, parlaying his celebrity into a movie career. His latest film, "Out of Sight," is due in theaters soon.