Medical drama ER is planning to boost ratings with a two-week stint of celebrity guests next month (FEB05).

CARRIE star Sissy Spacek is making a rare TV appearance on the programme as show regular Laura Innes' mum and SEX + THE CITY star Cynthia Nixon will return to the small screen as a stroke victim.

Spacek admits she has been on the receiving end of ER scripts for years: "This one just spoke to me."

Nixon's character will be a real stretch for the actress as she's struck dumb by her stroke.

26/01/2005 21:36