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Bette 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2000–2001)
Bette is a wildly successful singer with numerous hits, adoring fans, and showbiz friends who often drop by. Keeping her grounded is her professor husband Roy, best friend Connie, and her thirteen-year-old daughter Rose.

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Jeffrey Lane
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bette Midler ...  Bette 18 episodes, 2000-2001
James Dreyfus ...  Oscar 18 episodes, 2000-2001
Joanna Gleason ...  Connie Randolph 18 episodes, 2000-2001
Marina Malota Darling Marina Malota Darling ...  Rose 17 episodes, 2000-2001
Kevin Dunn ...  Roy 12 episodes, 2000-2001
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Bette is a wildly successful singer with numerous hits, adoring fans, and showbiz friends who often drop by. Keeping her grounded is her professor husband Roy, best friend Connie, and her thirteen-year-old daughter Rose.

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It's the role she was born to play.

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bette Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(17 episode and 1 bonus episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The show was not the monstrous success that CBS had hoped for, but it was a modest hit. Unfortunately, Bette Midler went on David Letterman at the beginning of January 2001 and complained about how difficult the whole sitcom experience had been, which erupted into a minor Hollywood scandal. At the last minute, CBS yanked an episode that was supposed to air before the Grammys, then they abruptly flipped the schedule, premiering the brand new series Some of My Best Friends (2001) in Bette's time slot before quickly canceling both shows. Midler cried foul and claimed she was going to pen a tell-all book about the various behind-the-scenes horrors she endured, but it never came to fruition. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series when Bette's accompanist Oscar is playing piano it is frequently clear that is not actually playing because the position of his hands is nowhere near the actual range of what is being played. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Phone Booth (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Else But You
(theme song)
Written by Bette Midler and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Bette Midler
©2000 Divine's Music Ltd.
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It's "I Love Lucy" Bette-style
13 January 2001 | by MattWardSee all my reviews

This series has at times reminded me of I Love Lucy... but with that dash of originality... otherwise known as Bette Midler...

True, it's not one of those series to last for many years (The Simpsons, Law & Order, Murphy Brown) but it very well put together and written. Of course, it won't last, but at least we got to see something of the same arena as Lucille Ball's unforgettable character.

"Bette" may not leave behind a legacy and may not last that long... but it just proves that The Divine Miss M is not only the Queen of movies, music, comedy... but also, television.


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