Kate Ward
April 07, 2010 AT 10:33 PM EDT

Image Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesTime to celebrate, stat! FX has confirmed that after taking a break from TV to battle breast cancer, Maura Tierney is returning to Rescue Me to play Kelly McPhee, Denis Leary’s love interest in the show. (The ER actress had to bow out of Parenthood last summer after receiving her diagnosis; Lauren Graham filled her spot in the NBC show.)

The network couldn’t reveal any other details about Tierney’s upcoming stint, but I think I speak for everyone when I say how happy I am to see Tierney back where she belongs, on the small screen. Now, if only that guest stint could be turned into a full-time role…

Where do you want to see Tierney land next? The actress deserves her own show, no?

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