There is life beyond the great white light for at least one Lost actor: Sam Anderson has been tapped for a guest-starring role on NCIS, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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The veteran character actor will appear in Season 8's second episode as Walter Carmichael, a middle school teacher whose classroom becomes a crime scene when one of his students is kidnapped. The episode also features William Devane (Knots Landing) as the grandfather of the abducted girl.
Anderson, 65, is perhaps best known...
Denis Leary and Michael Zegen, Rescue Me
[WARNING: This story contains spoilers from the Season 6 finale of Rescue Me.]
"You did this to me, Tommy."
The final words of Rescue Me's Season 6 finale — spoken by a vision of Damien (Michael Zegen), the newly paralyzed and brain-damaged godson of Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) — came as a creepy shock at the end of an hour that dwelled on Damien's life-altering injuries. But even though Tommy is no stranger to being haunted by his past, Damien won't be joining the rogues' gallery of Gavin-family ghosts...
When Maura Tierney returns in the final season of Rescue Me, her character will be battling cancer, the disease Tierney was recently treated for in real life, the show's co-creator tells TVGuide.com.
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After Tierney received a clean bill of health, Rescue Me co-creators and executive producers Denis Leary and Peter Tolan approached the 45-year-old actress about portraying her character, Kelly McPhee, in the middle of receiving cancer treatment. After some thought, she agreed, Tolan said.
Tolan says Tierney, who will appear with what he calls a "buzz cut," even helped fine-tune the story.
"We wrote like dopes. We haven't had cancer, and we wrote stuff that was a touch melodramatic perhaps," Tolan says...