Two ER actors ready to leave the hospital?
No ER fan will be surprised to hear that Goran Visnjic, who plays Luka Kovac on the show, confirmed to TV Guide that he will soon leave the series since this is rather old news. Visnjic's departure was confirmed in February when TV Guide's Michael Ausiello broke the news.
Since then, fans have been speculating on what would happen to the Luka/Abby couple. They wondered why was the show having them wed during May Sweeps if Luka was to leave the ER.
Goran Visnjic and Maura Tierney spoke to TV Guide and somewhat answered the questions fans have been asking.
Visnjic and Tierney confirmed that both are on their way out. Visnjic is set to leave at the end of the current season and will appear in less than five episodes next season. "We're still talking about how and when we're going to do it. But it's kind of a logical progression because every summer I want to do a movie and... there are always problems with my scheduling. I think it's a nice run to be on a show for eight years," he tells TV Guide.
As for Maura Tierney, the actress claims she loves the show but would like to be able to do other projects such as movies. She confirms that she will be on ER next season but that it is more than likely her last year on the show.
ER is renewed for next season, which will 14th season. Many speculate that this will be the show's last season, and with Visnjic's and Tierney's departures, it seems more than likely that ER will finally be put out of his misery in May 2008. It is unlikely that John Stamos can carry the show alone even though he is one of the main reasons why ER is doing well this season.
Luka and Abby's wedding is set to happen in Episode 13.22, titled "I Don't." ER airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.