TV icons: Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Betty White, Cloris Leachman, and Georgia Engel were thrilled to work together again, especially Valerie Harper who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January 2013.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show was influential because it redefined women's roles by being the first TV show about an independent, working, single woman. The women will play different characters on Hot in Cleveland, but will have similar personalities as their roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
The stars of Hot in Cleveland are: Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Betty White. Georgia Engel has also appeared in many of the Hot in Cleveland episodes. Valerie Bertinelli reunited with her TV mom, Bonnie Franklin, on a previous Hot in Cleveland episode before Franklin's death. Bertinelli and Franklin starred on the popular sitcom One Day at a Time which aired from 1975 to 1984.
St. Paul viewers can watch Hot in Cleveland tonight at 9:00 p.m. on TV Land. The same episode will rerun on the same channel at 10:00 p.m.
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