12/19/2013 12:40 pm ET

Cybill Shepherd Cast On 'Trophy Wife' As Malin Akerman's Mom

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Meet Malin Akerman's new TV mom! Cybill Shepherd was cast on "Trophy Wife" as Kate's (Akerman) mom, Cricket, according to E! News.

"The Moonlighting" and "Cybill" actress is iconic on the small screen, and her new role is described as "a fun-loving, spontaneous wild child whose arrival quickly throws Kate's family life into chaos."

Earlier this year, Akerman opened up to HuffPost TV about her character's past. "My own personal backstory of her life is that she comes from a screwed up family," she said. "And finds this sort of instant family where she’s finally part of something that really is more important than boys and partying she’s been doing."

Now, we'll see exactly what her "screwed up family" is like as Shepherd is slated to appear in Episodes 17 and 18 of the ABC sitcom.

"Trophy Wife" airs Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m. on ABC.