NEW YORK (AP) -- The doctor is back in.
Sherry Stringfield, one of the charter cast members of NBC's "ER," will return to the medical drama this fall as a series regular after a five-year absence, the network announced Tuesday.
"We now know that when it comes to 'ER,' you can go home again," NBC Entertainment president Jeff Zucker said in announcing the three-year deal.
Stringfield will resume her role of Dr. Susan Lewis, who left Chicago's County General Hospital as an emergency resident in November 1996 to accept a medical position in Phoenix.
Her real-life explanation at the time was her desire to live in New York rather than Los Angeles, where "ER" is filmed, and her longing to lead a more "normal" life.
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