MAURA Tierney is returning to TV!
The former ER star — who is in remission after battling breast cancer – will play Kathryn Peale, a deputy bureau chief in the New York district attorney’s office, in new legal drama The Whole Truth.
The actress is stepping in for Joely Richardson, who apparently decided against starring in the new series so she could spend more time with her children.
Maura — who raises two children with husband Billy Morrissette — was expected to star in family drama Parenthood last year but had to pass up the role to focus on battling breast cancer.
The Whole Truth — which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer — shows a new side of the courtroom, where both the defense and the prosecution reveal their take on cases.