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'Hot in Cleveland' Will Stage 'Mary Tyler Moore' Reunion

March 23, 2013 (5:44 am) GMT
Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman and Betty White will share screen again in an episode of the TV Land sitcom which is scheduled to shoot on April 5.
Cloris Leachman, Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper

On the heels of its renewal, "" will stage a reunion of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" cast for an episode in the upcoming season 5. , Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman will be featured joining and recurring cast member Georgia Engel.

The reunion episode, which will be taped April 5, will focus on Elka (White) and Mamie Sue (Engel) reuniting their bowling team GLOB (the Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling). The team, which is revived after falling apart decades earlier due to swollen egos, includes former members Diane (Moore), Peg (Leachman) and Angie (Harper). The episode will also feature "" star .

The episode, which is tentatively slated to air sometime in August, marks the first time the five ladies act together since "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" finale in 1977. Moore previously had a brief cameo as Elka's cellmate in an episode of season 2. For Harper, the guest stint follows her recent announcement that she has a terminal brain cancer and might have as little as three months to live.

"Hot in Cleveland" stars White, , and . The TV Land first original scripted series will return with the new season beginning on June 19.

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