Maura Tierney knows when to fold ’em


The TV Guide blog reports that sometime next

season, Maura Tierney will be leaving her long stint as nurse-turned-doctor Abby

Lockhart on the workhorse medical drama ER.

Although Tierney asked the writers to kill off

her character, that doesn’t appear likely to happen if she and onscreen mate

Goran Visnjic are going to jointly exit the show. But whatever she does, I will be

thoroughly charmed — I always am. Comedy, drama, celebrity

poker: I’m completely entranced by her, like a cat watching three feathers attached to

a bit of string lashed to a birch switch.