"Law & Order: SVU" is known for ripping storylines straight from the news, and on Wednesday the NBC series will tackle the drama surrounding the Duggar family. In May, the famous family was thrust into a huge scandal when news broke that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest son, Josh Duggar, had molested five girls when he was 14 years old. The scandal deepened when it was revealed that two of the victims were his sisters, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald.
On Wednesday's Nov. 4 show, the NBC drama will air its "19 Kids And Counting"-themed episode, titled "Patrimonial Burden." As previously reported, the Season 17 episode will focus on a large Christian family that's hiding a few deep, dark secrets. Christopher Sieber will play the family patriarch Frank Baker and Geneva Carr will play his wife, Pam Baker.
Just like Jim Bob and Michelle, Frank and Pam document their family's lives for a reality show. Lieutenant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her team will investigate the family when it's revealed that their 13-year-old "virgin daughter" is pregnant.
As the detectives look into the family, they start to uncover a few of their secrets. However, Ice-T (detective Fin Tutuola) warned that there will be some differences between the real-life Duggar scandal and the show.
“They just use it as a starting point of the story,” Ice-T explained to Yahoo!. “They can’t go directly by the story, or you guys would know how it’s gonna end! So, we gotta twist it.”
The Duggar-inspired "Law & Order: SVU" episode airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC. The episode will also star MTV's "Are You the One?" host Ryan Devlin as Pastor Gregory Evans, Victoria Leigh as Lane Baker and Chris Elliott as Pete Matthews.
Check out a sneak peek of "Patrimonial Burden" below: