Cancer Treatment Derails Tierney's Return to TV

Breast cancer will take more treatment than initially thought
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 10:03 AM CDT
In this Feb. 19, 2008, file photo, Maura Tierney arrives at the premiere of "Semi-Pro" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – Treatment for breast cancer has forced a "deeply disappointed" Maura Tierney to withdraw from a leading role in the NBC series Parenthood, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show was originally scheduled to start airing this month, but production was pushed back to allow Tierney, 44, to undergo treatment. The former ER and NewsRadio star said in a statement she and her doctors are "confident that the outcome of her treatments will be positive."