This series, created by uber-author Michael Crichton, is set in the Emergency Room of a busy Chicago hospital. It follows the doctors and nurses through both their personal and professional lives and draws you in to their trials and tribulations.
It airs in South Africa on M-Net and M-Net Series.
Season 8 premieres on M-Net Series on Saturday 8 December 2007, at 22h00.
Season 8 Synopsis
Season 8 sees two new staff members, an impressive medical student, Gallant, and over-confident intern, Dr Pratt.
Abby begins to reassess her relationship with Dr Kovac, all the while getting closer to Dr Carter. She also develops a problem with alcohol and Carter struggles to get her into treatment.
Dr Susan Lewis returns to the ER and immediately comes up against the rest of the staff, including Dr Weaver.
Dr Chen also comes under fire when she faces a competency hearing and a wrongful death suit but decides to challenge the evidence against her.
Dr Benton finally gets the results of his son's paternity test and legal action ensues.
Dr Corday loses several patients through infection and is investigated. She soon begins to suspect that there are sinister forces at work in the hospital. Her relationship with Dr Greene hits trouble when Greene's rebellious teenage daughter moves in with them.
Dr Weaver enters into a relationship with a firefighter.
Dr Green becomes terminally sick and the last poignant episodes of the season see him take a trip with his daughter to Hawaii to reconcile.