John Stamos has reportedly rejected an offer to star in an ER spinoff.
The actor, who has played paramedic-turned-intern Tony Gates since 2006, said he did not want the commitment of his own show.
NBC and Warner Brothers are believed to have approached him to ascertain his feelings about a new project.
An insider told the New York Daily News: “Stamos wasn’t having it. He’s not interested in being locked into a contract right now. He’s got other options open.”
ER is to return for one final season, it has been confirmed.
The long-running medical drama will bow out in February 2009 after 15 years on the air. The last season will run to 19 episodes.
“ER is one of the greatest shows of all time and we can’t wait to deliver to the audience the fantastic stories the series is known for,” said Ben Silverman, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment. “We will introduce new characters to the great ensemble.”