Per E! Online, Shepherd will appear at the end of Episode 17 and then in Episode 18 as Kate’s mom Cricket, “a fun-loving, spontaneous wild child” whose arrival throws Kate’s new-ish family life into chaos.
Best known to TV fans for her run as Moonlighting’s Maddie, Shepherd’s more recent credits include The Client List, Psych and an October episode of Law & Order: SVU.
Trophy Wife resumes its freshman run on Jan. 7.
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* Before Matt Smith bids Doctor Who adieu, he’ll risk showing us his other sonic screwdriver, as evidenced by these new photos from the Christmas special Time of the Doctor. (Is Clara saying, “It’s bigger on the inside”?)
* Glee mom Romy Rosemont will recur on ABC Family’s The Fosters starting March 3, as the mother of Mariana’s potential new beau Zac, E! Online reports.
* Boston Public teach-turned-new Justified baddie Michael Rapaport will play Ed Burns’ NYPD partner in Public Morals, TNT’s period drama pilot set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, our sister site Deadline reports.
* The Office alum/Anchorman costar David Koechner will create, exec-produce and star in a new variety series for NBC, Deadline reports.
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