Less than a year after dropping out of Parenthood to undergo treatment for breast cancer, Maura Tierney is returning to TV with a starring role on the upcoming ABC drama The Whole Truth, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 45-year-old actress, now in remission, replaces Joely Richardson, who dropped out of the project to spend more time with her family.
Tierney steps into the role of Kathryn Peale, a deputy bureau chief in the Manhattan district attorney's office who frequently goes toe-to-toe in court with criminal attorney and longtime friend Jimmy Brogan (Rob Morrow).
The Whole Truth, executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, examines legal cases from both the prosecution and the defense sides.
Tierney's rep could not immediately be reached for comment.
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