The Drama Of ER

If you like medical dramas, then you’ve probably seen or heard of “ER.” The show featured doctors and nurses saving patients while living their lives in Chicago. During the first episode, Nurse Hathaway tried to commit suicide. She was supposed to die, but viewers related to her and enjoyed her character so much that producers decided to keep her on the show. The show has received the most Emmy nominations in history and was on television for 15 seasons. The pilot was timed for about two hours. However, the set for the pilot wasn’t built in time. Producers worked to secure an emergency room in a hospital in California that had recently closed so that the pilot could be filmed. Sometimes, the medical language on the show didn’t make sense. However, writers and producers wanted to keep the medical information as accurate as possible. The show offered a real-life look into an emergency room instead of one that was dramatized. Producers thought early on that television formatting would change in the future, which is why many of the later episodes were filmed for wider screens. The who is one of the longest running for NBC, coming in at third behind “Law and Order” and “Special Victims Unit.”