Valerie Harper, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachmen visiting 'Cleveland'
Minneapolis’s finest are coming to Cleveland.
TV Land revealed today that Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, and Cloris Leachman will all guest star on an upcoming episode of Hot in Cleveland, Betty White’s popular TV Land sitcom. All four actresses starred in the multiple Emmy-winning Mary Tyler Moore Show. Georgia Engel, who played sweet but dim Georgette Franklin on the classic sitcom, will appear in the episode as well; she’s had a recurring role on Cleveland since last spring.
The episode’s plot finds White’s Elka and Engel’s Mamie Sue reuniting their old bowling team, which once included Diane (Moore), Peg (Leachman), and Angie (Harper). Moore previously appeared on Cleveland in season 2, playing Elka’s cellmate. (White’s character was arrested for hiding stolen property.) The second half of the comedy’s fourth season will begin June 19 with a special live episode.
According to TV Land, this will be the first time in over 30 years that these five Moore castmates have appeared on a sitcom together. Harper and Leachman also had a surprise reunion on the syndicated show The Doctors earlier this month, where Harper discussed her recent terminal cancer diagnosis.