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Valerie Harper, Mary Tyler Moore Girls Reunite on Hot in Cleveland

Valerie Harper and with Mary Tyler Moore in the inset from the 1970s.

Valerie Harper and with Mary Tyler Moore in the inset from the 1970s.

Valerie Harper, recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, will have one more fling with the girls from her old “Mary Tyler Moore Show” days. She’ll co-star with Moore and Cloris Leachman on “Hot In Cleveland,” joining MTM alums Betty White and Georgia Engel.

White and Engel star on the show along with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick. The hit TV Land sitcom is entering its fifth season.

The show focuses on three past-their-prime entertainers (Bertinelli, Leeves, Malick) and the whip-smart, wisecracking caretaker (White). They end up in Cleveland by accident and put down roots there.

Moore, 76, Leachman and Harper, 73, will play old friends of White’s character, who had a falling out over their bowling prowess, according to deadlinehollywood.

The former teammates, who named their team GLOB, The Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling, reunite and try to put their differences behind them. The episode will tape April 5, and hopefully Harper’s health will hold up.

She recently revealed that she is suffering from a largely untreatable brain cancer, known as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. She has as little as three months to live, she said, revealing her doctors’ prognosis.

Harper’s breakout role came on the Maryland Tyler Moore show. She spun off her character into her own sitcom called “Rhoda.” The show was based on her Moore character, Rhoda Morgenstern, a spunky Jewish Yenta. Her show, which aired from 1974 to 1978 won two Golden Globes and two Emmys.

The five women have not appeared together on television since the Mary Tyler Moore finale in 1977, according to deadline. “Hot in Cleveland’s” fifth season premieres June 19. Check out a trailer below and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for all the latest television updates.

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