valerie harper town that came a courtin Valerie Harper working on 'The Town That Came A Courtin' 'Valerie Harper announced back in March that she has terminal brain cancer. But she isn’t letting that stop her from enjoying whatever time she has left.

She recently reunited with her “Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-stars Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman and Betty White on “Hot in Cleveland” and now she has begun working on a TV movie called “The Town That Came A-Courtin.'”

The movie, made for the UP TV channel, stars Harper as the owner of a bed & breakfast in Bliss, Mississippi, who helps Lauren Holly‘s character find love with the town mayor, played by Cameron Bancroft.

Barbara Fisher, the senior vice president of original programming at UP, says in a statement, “UP is thrilled to have the always inspirational Valerie Harper as part of our talented the ‘Town That Came A-Courtin’ ‘ cast. [The movie’s] uplifting, sometimes bumpy romance showcases how a community’s spirit and good will can help people connect and find each other.”

“Town That Came A-Courtin'” will premiere on UP in January 2014.

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