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Valerie Harper working on TV movie for UP channel, 5 months after disclosing brain cancer

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    Valerie Harper is seen in this 1994 file photo. (AP)

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    Valerie Harper and Nancy Walker as Rhoda Morgenstern and Mom, scene from TV series "Rhoda." (AP)

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    In this June 13, 2010 photo, Valerie Harper arrives at the 61st Annual Tony Awards in New York. (AP)

The UP cable channel said Valerie Harper is filming a TV movie in Canada.

The movie, titled "The Town That Came A-Courtin'," is based on a novel by Ronda Rich and also stars Lauren Holly, Cameron Bancroft and Lucie Guest.

UP, which described the movie as an uplifting romance, said Wednesday it welcomed the "inspirational" Harper as part of the project.

In March, the 73-year-old actress said she's been diagnosed with a rare, incurable brain cancer but that she intended to live each moment fully.

Harper gained fame playing Rhoda Morgenstern on television's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda."

UP's "The Town That Came A-Courtin'" will air in January 2014, the channel said. It's being shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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