Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner and Florence Henderson unite for new television show
The 80-something stars of 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'The Brady Bunch' will star in 'The Eleventh.'
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In what amounts to a mini Mary Tyler Moore Show reunion, Cloris Leachman, 89, and Ed Asner, 86, have signed on for a new scripted drama — and Mrs. Brady is along for the ride, too. Florence Henderson, 82, is the third iconic octagenarian on board for The Eleventh, a new show for the streaming on-demand service Feeln.
The Eleventh has landed more familiar faces for its cast, as Tracy Nelson (Sister Stephanie on The Father Dowling Mysteries) and Chris Atkins (star of The Blue Lagoon opposite Brooke Shields) have booked parts on the show, according to Variety.
The plot centers around a young girl seeking to reconnect with her estranged grandmother.
Leachman's television career stretches back to 1948, when the Miss America pagaent contestant appeared as a maid on The Ford Theatre Hour. Asner's break came a decade later on Studio One in Hollywood. The two (seen above in "Cottage for Sale") appeared on Mary Tyler Moore between 1970 and 1977, and each of their characters received a spin-off series.
There are no specifics on the premiere date for The Eleventh.