Maura Tierney is returning to television: The former ER star will reprise her role on Rescue Me, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Maura Tierney joins bicoastal play
Tierney's character, Kelly McPhee — a love interest for Denis Leary's Tommy Gavin in Season 5 — memorably ran into her burning apartment to retrieve an important box. Tommy and Kelly's budding romance also put Tierney's character in the middle of a love quadrangle that included Tommy's ex-wife, Janet (Andrea Roth), and his lover, Sheila (Callie Thorne). But don't look for more catfights this time around.
"When Maura comes back, it's a slightly different situation," said Leary, also the show's co-creator and executive producer. "She doesn't really get involved in the way that she did the last time...
For CSI: NY's Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), work comes first. So why is his love life getting so much attention lately?
CSI: NY: Madchen Amick to heat up Mac's love life
"For six seasons you didn't get to follow Mac home," Madchen Amick, who plays Mac's latest love interest, Dr. Aubrey Hunter, tells TVGuide.com. "[The writers] really wanted to explore that and give another dimension to Mac. They felt like fans are ready to see Mac outside of work life."
However, Amick says, Mac and Aubrey hit it off because they're so focused on their work. "They have this immediate attraction, and they probably recognize within each other without really knowing that they're both very career-driven," she says. "Mac's always so busy with his cases and never has time in personal relationships that Aubrey ends up being something really refreshing to him."
Aubrey's career? Before becoming...
Southland's Season 2 finale doesn't feel much like a finale — because it wasn't intended to be.
The episode (Tuesday at 10/9c on TNT) was originally the sixth of a 13-episode second season ordered by NBC before the network canceled the show before its fall 2009 premiere. As such, the "finale" is missing some of the cliff-hanger trappings that TV viewers have come to expect.
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"We had no choice," creator and executive producer Ann Biderman tells TVGuide.com about ending the season with this episode. "But there's something kind of great about it. We go out with a bang. We go out with everyone's lives being tested and challenged. I do feel it worked out all right — there's really a lot of drama here."
Indeed, the emotional stakes have never been higher. Officers John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz), Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie) and Chickie Brown (Arija Bareikis) all ride together in search of a rapist who's impersonating a cop. For Ben, the case is personal...
Sam Menning, a photographer-turned-character actor best known for his portrayal of lowlifes, has died. He was 85.
Menning died March 31 of emphysema at a Burbank, Calif., medical center, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A professional photographer in the 1950s, Menning had his own business. His agent, Bonnie Howard, said he was the last person to shoot a pinup of ...
Well this is it. The final episode of Season 2 (or Season 1.5, depending on how one keeps score.) Not so much a season finale, more the sixth episode of what was supposed to be at least 13 on NBC (before we were so unceremoniously cancelled before premiering). I wish I could say that this episode wraps up the plot lines in nice little bows, providing all of us — cast and crew as well as fans —some closure if in fact this episode does serve as a series finale. The truth is it doesn't.
Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski
[Warning: This story reveals details of Monday night's episode of Chuck. Read at your own risk!]
We knew Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) was in serious danger once Shaw (Brandon Routh) discovered that she had killed his wife, but it was shocking that Chuck (Zachary Levi) had to...