'St. Elsewhere' cast reunion: 'It was a show that changed television'

“More people died there than in any hospital in the history of television.”

“Even the stars of the show had a tendency to die off and be killed. We couldn’t even save ourselves.”

The Boston hospital of St. Eligius didn’t have the best survival rate, for patients or actors. But the show, which ran for six seasons on NBC, redefined the hospital workplace drama and featured a vast stable of actors who delivered weekly doses of humor, pathos, and tension. Thirty years after its premiere, 12 of the actors who spent time in the halls of St. Elsewhere gathered for EW’s Reunion Issue and sat down with Good Morning America to discuss their memories of the groundbreaking show.

Other reunions in the annual double issue, on stands this week (or available to buy online), include Clueless, Arrested Development, Breaking Away, and National Lampoon’s Vacation.

Entertainment Weekly and some of the stars featured in the Reunions Issue have teamed up with charitybuzz.com — the global leader in online celebrity auctions — to raise money for a variety of great causes. Fans can bid on memorabilia, meet-and-greets, and more; all proceeds go to charity. Visit ew.com/reunions and charitybuzz/ewreunion for more information.

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‘E.T.’ reunion: How Steven Spielberg coached his kid stars
This Week’s Cover: The casts of ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Clueless’ and ‘Vacation’


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