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Iconic TV Star Cast as Malin Akerman's "Wild Mother" on Trophy Wife—Find Out Who

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It's time to meet the trophy mom!

Trophy Wife has cast the mother of all roles: Kate's mom! Cybill Shepherd is set to guest star on the ABC breakout sitcom as Malin Akerman's mother when it returns in 2014, E! News has exclusively learned. 

The Moonlighting and Cybill actress, who recently starred on The Client List, will tackle the role of Cricket, "a fun-loving, spontaneous wild child whose arrival quickly throw's Kate's family life into chaos. (Well, into even more chaos than usual with her husband's two ex-wives still in the picture!)

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And though fans will first meet Cricket, who sounds an awful lot like Kate before she settled down, at the end of the 17th episode, they can expect to see her predominantly featured in episode 18.

In addition to her work on Moonlighting, Cybill and The Client List, Shepherd has made recent guest appearances on Law & Order: SVU and Psych and appeared on The L Word.

Adored by critics, Trophy Wife, which also stars Bradley Whitford and Marcia Gay Harden, was picked up for a full season by ABC. Its most recent episode attracted 3.5 million viewers.

Trophy Wife airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. 

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