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Maura Tierney Joins Former 'ER' Co-Star Julianna Margulies on 'The Good Wife'

June 25, 2012 (5:47 pm) GMT
Tierney replaced Margulies as the strong female character on 'ER' when the latter decided to leave the medical drama at the end of the season.
Maura Tierney

When "" returns for the fourth season later this year, there will be a mini "" reunion. is confirmed to have a recurring role on the acclaimed CBS drama starring "ER" alumna .

Tierney's nurse Abby Lockhart had a brief period of interaction with Margulies' nurse Carol Hathaway on the medical drama. Tierney joined "ER" in the middle of season 6 when Margulies made plans to leave the series at the end of the season. Tierney went on earning an Emmy nomination for her role.

On "Good Wife", Tierney will play "a self-made millionaire who has become the doyenne of Chicago Democratic politics". The character will appear on the season premiere in September and so will another new character played by Marc Warren. The British actor is set to portray Kalinda's manipulative ex-husband. Despite their split, the private investigator has an attraction to him that she finds impossible to ignore.

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