Scoop: SVU Casts Patricia Arquette as a Hooker, TV Vet Anne Meara as Her Mom

A riddle: How can an upcoming Law & Order: SVU guest star be both a big name and also a Medium one?

Here’s how: Medium star Patricia Arquette will play a call girl on a November episode of the NBC procedural, TVLine has learned. Small-screen vet Anne Meara will play her mom.

In the episode – which also features guest star Jason Gedrick (Dexter) – an armed and dangerous man goes on a killing spree in New York City. Arquette’s character Jeannie is a prostitute with whom the murderer has a weekly appointment… and she’s nowhere to be found. The SVU team then must convince jaded fellow NYPD officers that the working girl’s life is worth saving.

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Meara appears as Jeannie’s (understandably) worried mother Irene.

Arquette played Medium‘s spiritually connected Allison Dubois for the drama’s seven-season run. Meara’s long list of TV credits include The King of Queens, Oz, Alf, Archie Bunker’s Place and a 2004 SVU episode in which she also played a mom – of a serial killer.

SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c.

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12 Comments
  1. Joe says:

    Anne meara is considered a spoiler ? Is this 1973

  2. dingo says:

    I ADORE Anne Meara but she was already on SVU in Scavenger. I don’t mind repeat actors but not when they’re Anne Meara-caliber!

  3. Jaime says:

    *yawn* More stunt casting, I see. It still isn’t going to help the ratings.

  4. Patricia Arquette = Allison Dubois. She’ll never be anyone else.

  5. Patricia Arquette
    will always be Laura from Beyond Rangoon, when I first noticed her in that underrated movie

  6. Tina says:

    When will the episode with Arquette air?

  7. Micki says:

    Who was the guest star detective?

  8. Micki says:

    What actor played the guest detective?

  9. norma lawndale says:

    I was so impressed with Arquette’s performance – especially at the end duriing the intervention . Made me cry

  10. Geri says:

    What is the name of the opening song for this episode

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