Katie: Mary Tyler Moore Show Reunion & Valerie Harper Terminal Cancer

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Katie: Mary Tyler Moore Reunion

Katie: Mary Tyler Moore Show Reunion & Valerie Harper Terminal Cancer

On April 8 2013, the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show reunites to share stories and their upcoming Hot In Cleveland reunion with Katie. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

On April 8 2013, Katie has a show you don’t want to miss. The ladies from The Mary Tyler Moore Show are coming together on an upcoming episode of Hot In Cleveland. They’ve been besties for 40 years, through the ups and downs. Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel talk to Katie about staying close, laughing through tears and Valerie’s battle with cancer. It’s going to be a special hour for girlfriends.

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Katie: Hot In Cleveland 

In recent years we haven’t seen these funny ladies come together in one place. The set of Hot In Cleveland serves as their reunion spot on April 8 as Katie gets a tour from the show’s star Betty White. Betty and Georgia have been together on the show before. Betty says that they always try to talk every few weeks. Georgia says that after Betty was on Saturday Night Live they had trouble meeting up.

It’s so sweet to see these ladies’ friendship after all these years. You can tell that Georgia and Betty bring out the best in each other. They love to talk about how wonderful the other one is. We’re so used to seeing the cocky and confident Betty White, so it’s nice to see her quiet and sweet side with her friends.

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Katie: Valerie Harper Cancer Battle

I like to think that laughter and girlfriends are the best medicine. Whether you’re having a bad day or you’re battling cancer, a good heart to heart with your best friend can bring your spirits up. I think that’s why the ladies of The Mary Tyler Moore Show are reuniting on Hot In Cleveland. Valerie Harper recently revealed that she has terminal brain cancer. It’s a hard future to face, Mary without her Rhoda, but the ladies are grateful for their time together.

The special reunion episode of Hot In Cleveland will air September 4 2013 on TV Land. The ladies will all be playing new characters, but this will serve as an important piece in TV history. It’s kind of nice to think about this as a time capsule of when they were happy, healthy and all together one last time.

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