Maura Tierney is leaving the new NBC series Parenthood after being diagnosed with breast cancer, the network announced today:
In July, news broke that production on the show was being postponed for eight weeks to allow the actress time to undergo a "medical evaluation," NBC previously confirmed. Later, the actress confirmed she had a tumor in her breast, which required surgery. ...
"Although the show's start date was pushed back to mid-fall so that Tierney could undergo the treatment, it appears the show will now be moving forward without her and her part will be recast."
A rep says her prognosis is good, so here's hoping. I've been a fan of Tierney since her first regular series, the Archie Bunker redo 704 Hauser.
Nobody predicted Parenthood's cancellation in the TV Deadpool. The show didn't have a fall season timeslot and wasn't listed as a midseason replacement either. It's a redo of the Steve Martin movie that became an Ed Begley Jr. TV series and will star Peter Krause, Erika Christensen, Mae Whitman, Sarah Ramos, Craig T. Nelson and Dax Shepard along with Tierney's replacement.
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