'Mary Tyler Moore Show' Cast To Reunite On 'Hot In Cleveland'
Valerie Harper, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engle will all join Betty White on Hot In Cleveland for a Mary Tyler Moore Show reunion.
This will mark the first time all of these legendary women of comedy will be appearing together since the final episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show aired back in 1977. The reunion will no doubt pay tribute to Harper, who recently discovered that she has terminal brain cancer.
The episode, set to be filmed on April 5, will introduce White’s former costars as members of a bowling team she used to play on – The GLOB, aka The Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling, according to Deadline. They originally went their separate ways when the teammates’ inflated egos caused drama, a revelation that is sure to provide some laughs when the episode airs.
Harper’s terminal brain diagnosis has given her only a few more months to live. On The Doctors, her own doctors explained that she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which attacks the fluid-filled membrane that surrounds the brain. Although the news is grim, Harper is determined to live well and happily until the end.
“I’m not dying until I do. I promise I won,” she told the Today show a couple of weeks ago. More than hopeful, I have an intention to live each moment fully.”