Patricia Arquette And Anne Meara To Guest Star In Law And Order: SVU In Season 14

Two members of famous acting families will be joining a special upcoming episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Both Patricia Arquette (sister of David Arquette) and Anne Meara (wife of Jerry Stiller and mother to Ben and Amy Stiller) are joining Law and Order: SVU as guest stars in the same Season 14 episode.

Ever since Medium ended its run in 2011 (may it live on through Suburgatory’s fan club), Arquette has signed on for a few film roles, but she hasn’t jumped at any TV series roles. The guest starring gig on SVU will mark her return to television, and it will be a bit of a challenging role for the veteran actress. According to TV Line, Arquette is set to play Jeannie, a prostitute who disappears after a ‘date’ with a man suspected of being a serial killer. The SVU crew will have to convince the NYPD to save Jeannie’s life, as many of those in the force don’t think too kindly of call girls.

Assumedly, Meara’s character will be on board to help convince the police that Jeannie’s life is worth saving. Meara will play Jeannie’s mother, Irene, who is extremely worried about her daughter’s missing status. This will be the second time Meara has played a mother on NBC’s hit procedural. The last time she popped up was in 2004, so I don’t think it should be a problem for anyone to see the woman playing a different character. The call girl and serial killer episode will air sometime this month.

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