Tatum O'Neal is still on Rescue Me
File this one under "non-story of the day." TV Guide is reporting exclusively that yes - wait for it - Tatum O'Neal is still part of FX's acclaimed drama Rescue Me.
Was there ever any doubt that she wouldn't be?
Sure, her recent drug bust was a major headline a few weeks ago, but there was never a moment when I thought, "Man... I guess she won't be on Rescue Me anymore." Last I heard, her charge was only a misdemeanor. According to TVG, she's already filmed 2 episodes for the drama's fifth season, which doesn't return until 2009.
Personally, to me, she seems like the type of person who can laugh at her own follies. With her character Maggie and her brother Tommy (Denis Leary) dealing with the death of their father from the season four finale, I think they'd be crazy to not turn O'Neal's drug issues into a storyline. It'd fit Maggie's character perfectly.
In the meantime, FX has ten Rescue Me minisodes slated to air this summer in lieu of a full season. They premiere on Tuesday, June 24th at 10:00PM ET.