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Maura Tierney Surgery Forces Delay of NBC’s Parenthood

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip, News,

Maura TierneyJay Leno’s new show won’t be the only reason why NBC’s had to reshuffle this fall. A new series based on the 1998 movie Parenthood is now being delayed due to a medical situation.

On Friday, the network announced that the program was being pushed to midseason because of “medical evaluation” that actress was undergoing. Although NBC could not elaborate on the situation, the execs revealed that production would be delayed eight weeks.

Today, the ER star chose to open up about the matter. “In an effort to guard my privacy, it seems that the wording of NBC’s press release has unfortunately caused some confusion and undue alarm about my health. I have discovered a tumor in my breast which requires surgery. I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performed. My doctors have all assured me this is a very treatable condition. I’m very optimistic as to the outcome and want to thank everyone who has sent positive thoughts and support. I look forward to going back to work soon,” her statement read.

Parenthood - which also features , Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard, Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia - was scheduled to debut on September 23. It’s believed medical drama Mercy will now take its place.

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NBC Orders 6 New Shows

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, NBC, Gossip,

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has ordered a very ambitious lineup for the 2009-2010 fall season. The network is rounding out their programming with four brand-new dramas and two never-before-seen comedies.

and Brian Grazer are producing Parenthood, a series based on the film they did together decades ago. Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Erika Christensen are among the cast. The drama/comedy will explore life with kids…if NBC viewers aren’t already getting enough of that as it is.

Trauma, one of NBC’s new medical dramas, focuses on first-response paramedics (and already sounds doomed). The series is set in San Francisco and stars Derek Luke, Cliff Curtis, Aimee Garcia and others.

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