Pilot Scoop: Maura Tierney Joins Showtime Drama The Affair as Dominic West's Wife

maura tirney the affairMaura Tierney is having an Affair with Showtime.

The ER vet has joined the cabler’s relationship drama pilot as the wife of Dominic West’s Noah, TVLine has learned.

The Affair is described an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them – with all of the complex consequences that result.  Written by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi (In Treatment), the story will be told separately from the male and female perspective.

Tierney’s character, Helen, will find her world rocked by Noah’s infidelity and, over time, she will swing back and forth from understanding to furious.

The cast also includes Luther‘s Ruth Wilson as the “other woman” Alison.

Tierney, whose TV credits include NewsRadio, Rescue Me and The Good Wife, recently wrapped a run on Broadway opposite Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy.

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  1. martina says:

    Hopefully this show will last longer than The Whole Truth! This lady is wonderful and should be on TV on a regular basis.

  2. jen says:

    Very much looking forward to seeing her in something again.

  3. Diane says:

    Wait. McNutty AND Alice?? How did I not know about this??

  4. Rebecca says:

    Love Maura Tierney. Will watch her in anything

  5. HAP says:

    Love everything she has done. She was originally tied to the show Parenthood but had to exit because of a breast cancer diagnosis. Lauren Graham got her part. Always wondered if the show’s ratings would have been higher with Tierney as one of the main cast.

  6. DavidSask says:

    Wasn’t a similar show on HBO a few years back cancelled rather abruptly?!

  7. Yay this is great news. Love LOVE Maura Tierney!