Maura Tierney is returning to television in 2011, after successfully battling breast cancer since August 2009. Maura was originally cast in NBC's Parenthood, but had to bow out when she got word of her illness. She was replaced by Lauren Graham.
Maura’s spokesperson, Christina Papadopolous, has confirmed the 45-year-old actress is doing well and will be returning to television. She revealed that Maura “has finished treatment and is doing very well, and is happy to move forward with the next phase of her life.” That next phase happens to be returning to the FX network’s action-drama Rescue Me, where she’ll return for four episodes as Denis Leary’s love interest during the show’s seventh (and final) season.