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Maura Tierney goes From ER to Rescue Me

Maura Tierney and former ER costar Goran Visnjic.

We may have just said goodbye to “ER” but Maura Tierney has already moved on to something hotter! She has joined the cast of the FX New York Firehouse based dramedy “Rescue Me”.

Maura will play the love interest of Denis Leary later in this upcoming season.

How does Leary, 51, stack up against her other handsome costars? “He’s right at the top,” says Tierney. “He’s extremely smart and very funny. There’s a great vibe on the set … it reminded me of ER. Everyone is very relaxed. It was a really good time.”

But Tierney’s not the only new face to join Rescue me…

But before Tierney joins the Rescue Me cast – her arc will take place late in the 22-episode season – another notable guest star will appear: Michael J. Fox. “He’s a great dramatic actor, which people forget,” says show’s co-creator, writer and star, Denis Leary. “If he doesn’t get an Emmy for this, I don’t know who will.”

As for her time on ER?

Tierney calls her long-running role on the NBC hospital drama “a wonderful time in my life. I just have nice memories.” Most memorable? Her scenes with double Oscar winner Sally Field, who played her mother. “I was really lucky,” says Tierney. “It was so creatively and personally satisfying.”

I can’t wait for Rescue Me to start up again!!! And seeing Michael J. Fox and now Maura? Bonus!

Bauer Griffin

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