Great news for Maura Tierney fans, and for Maura Tierney, for that matter: ABC has officially confirmed she'll join the Wednesday 10 p.m. drama, "The Whole Truth."
Reports circulated last week - believe the first word of this came via the Ausiello Files - that Tierney was back.
News is good for a few reasons. First, she clearly beat the breast cancer that pulled her out of "Parenthood;" second, she may get back to "Rescue Me" now one of these days; three, she's a terrific TV actress with real soul.
She'll also be returning to the seventh (and final) season of "Rescue Me."
Here's the press:
"Emmy® Award nominee Maura Tierney (“ER”) has joined “The Whole Truth” as a
series regular. The new drama series from Jerry Bruckheimer Television will air
Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET this fall on ABC. With a unique alternative
narrative structure that chronicles the way a case is built from the perspectives of
both the defense and prosecution, “The Whole Truth” shows each side equally and keeps its audience guessing, shifting allegiances of guilt or innocence until the very final
Kathryn Peale (Tierney), the product of a New England background and a sheriff father,
is a deputy bureau chief in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Jimmy Brogan (Rob
Morrow, “Numb3rs”), born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen and a friend of Kathryn’s since
their days at Yale Law School, is one of New York’s rising criminal attorney stars.
These two evenly matched legal masters will square off each week as the central
characters of the series."