maura tierney getty 'The Office' scoop: Maura Tierney guest starring as ...It’s been a while since Maura Tierney has done comedy on television, but she’ll step back into that world later this season in a guest role on “The Office.”

Tierney, the long-time “ER” star who was last seen on the final season of “Rescue Me,” will play Robert California’s (James Spader) wife, “Office” showrunner Paul Lieberstein tells Zap2it. She’s currently signed for just one episode, which will likely air in late November or early December.

“I’m a big fan of hers,” Lieberstein tells us. “I’m very excited.”

The part will be Tierney’s first in a comedy series since “NewsRadio” ended in 1999. She starred in ABC’s legal drama “The Whole Truth” last season and had a 10-year run on “ER,” earning an Emmy nomination in 2001 for her role as Abby Lockhart.

We’ll have more from our chat with Lieberstein later. For now, what do you think of the casting? What sort of woman do you think would marry Robert California?

Posted by:Rick Porter