cybill shepherd trophy wife casting 'Trophy Wife' adds Cybill Shepherd as ...Exciting news, “Trophy Wife” fans. Legendary television actress Cybill Shepherd has been added to Season 1 as Kate’s (Malin Akerman) mom, Cricket, which is pretty much an amazing bit of casting.

E! News reports that Shepherd will be introduced at the end of episode 17 and then feature predominantly in episode 18. Cricket is described as “a fun-loving, spontaneous wild child” whose arrival “quickly throws Kate’s family life into chaos.”

Which begs the question — what does it look like when Kate’s family life is not in chaos?

Anyway, it should be a lot of fun. Shepherd is a four-time Emmy nominee and five-time Golden Globe nominee for her comedic work on “Moonlighting” and “Cybill,” with three of those Globe nominations ending in wins for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical.

You can also see Shepherd returning to “Psych” for Season 8 this spring as Shawn’s mom Maddie Spencer.

“Trophy Wife,” fresh off a hilarious holiday episode that is being rebroadcast on Christmas Day eve if you missed it, returns with new episodes on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."