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.



Comments (11)

  • Anne meara is considered a spoiler ? Is this 1973

    Comment by Joe – November 6, 2012 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I see u changed it

      Comment by Joe – November 6, 2012 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by dingo – November 6, 2012 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *yawn* More stunt casting, I see. It still isn’t going to help the ratings.

    Comment by Jaime – November 6, 2012 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Patricia Arquette = Allison Dubois. She’ll never be anyone else.

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – November 6, 2012 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Patricia Arquette
    will always be Laura from Beyond Rangoon, when I first noticed her in that underrated movie

    Comment by Dcat27 (@Dcat27) – November 11, 2012 11:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When will the episode with Arquette air?

    Comment by Tina – November 12, 2012 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who was the guest star detective?

    Comment by Micki – December 6, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What actor played the guest detective?

    Comment by Micki – December 6, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • watch tv

    Comment by Sakhare – December 29, 2012 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was so impressed with Arquette’s performance – especially at the end duriing the intervention . Made me cry

    Comment by norma lawndale – February 23, 2013 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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