Maura Tierney is ready to return to television with a starring role in ABC’s The Whole Truth.
Tierney, who dropped out of NBC drama Parenthood last season to undergo treatment for breast cancer, officially signed on to the legal drama last week. The 45 year old ER veteran is stepping in after actress Joely Richardson left the series to spend more time with her family.
The Whole Truth puts a very generic spin on the legal drama formula by following both the prosecution and defense over the course of a case. Rob Morrow is signed to co-star as the main defense attorney.
If you’d like to see the very melodramatic pre-Tierney trailer, you can check it out below. I’m a fan of Tierney’s past work, but I don’t know if anyone can save dialogue this bad.