Helen Hunt

NBC's Parenthood is eyeing Helen Hunt to replace Maura Tierney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hunt won four Emmys during her seven-year stint on Mad About You and an Oscar for As Good As It Gets. Parenthood would bring her back to television a decade after Mad left the air.

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The actress would play Tierney's vacated role of Sarah, one of the four siblings at the center of the dysfunctional family series based on the 1989 Ron Howard film. Parenthood also stars Peter Krause, Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard and Craig T. Nelson.

Tierney dropped out of the show last week to focus on her breast cancer treatments. She had surgery earlier this summer to remove a tumor, causing NBC to push Parenthood's fall premiere date to midseason to accommodate her recovery.