Tierney returning to TV after breast cancer fight

April 7, 2010 12:49:07 PM PDT
Maura Tierney is coming back to TV after departing NBC's "Parenthood" last summer to battle breast cancer. The FX network said Wednesday she will resume her guest role as the love interest of Denis Leary's firefighter character on the action drama "Rescue Me."

Tierney's spokeswoman Christina Papadopoulos says she "has finished treatment and is doing very well and is happy to move forward with the next phase of her life."

She is filming four episodes scheduled to air in 2011, the series' seventh and final season.

Tierney said in August after filming the pilot of "Parenthood" that she was leaving to continue treatment. Lauren Graham then joined the series, which premiered in February.

The 45-year-old Tierney is best known as a longtime cast member of the NBC drama "ER."


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