Dish Of Salt: Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore Reunited
First Published: December 3, 2010 3:44 PM EST Credit: TV Land
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- When TV Land’s hit new sitcom “Hot In Cleveland” returns for season two on January 19, a familiar face will be popping up. Mary Tyler Moore will reunite with her “Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-star Betty White in the show’s season opener. Of course, the classic sitcom wrapped production in 1977 but Betty says they have remained friends over the years.
“She lives in New York. So it was great to be able to spend some time together,” Betty told me of their reunion when I visited the set this week. “It’s been a lovely relationship.”
Betty admits filming scenes with Mary was just like old times. “Oh, it’s like finishing sentences that you left unfinished, you know we always do that.”
Though she didn’t want to give too much away, in the first season finale Betty’s character, Elka, winds up in the slammer and that’s where she meets up with Mary’s character in the first episode of Season 2. “Oh yes. We’re jail birds!”
For more with Betty check out my interview HERE.
Plus, what is the one thing Hollywood’s hardest working actress told me she would never do in her career? Watch HERE for the answer.
And another “Hot in Cleveland” reunion is in the works between two former co-stars. Valerie Bertinelli will team up with her “One Day At A Time” TV mom, Bonnie Franklin, this season as well. She’ll play the mother of Valerie’s boyfriend.
Though they have remained friendly over the years, this is the first time they have worked together in 26 years.
“I turned into a 15-year-old all over again,” Valerie told me. “She’s like my second mom, even though she’s not old enough really to be my mother — she’s only like 15 years older than me — but yeah, I always want to make Bonnie proud.”
Valerie has also asked to have her other “One Day At A Time” co-stars, Pat Harrington and Mackenzie Phillips, on at some point as well. Though it’s unlikely that will happen this season.
Check out more of my interview with Valerie HERE.
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