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Bette premiered on October 11, 2000. Bette Midler plays herself - a divine celebrity who is adored by her fans. Although she is a celebrity, her family is often ashamed of her - Bette is constantly on diets and far away in dreams - she is everything but a perfect celebrity. Although her life is a mess, she loves it! The show aired 16 episodes on CBS and was canceled, so two episodes went unaired. It was simulcast in HDTV. Although the show was canceled, it was nominated for a few awards, winning one of the awards. The nominations were as follows: • People's Choice Awards, USA (2001) - Won! - Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series > Bette Midler • TV GUIDE AWARDS (2001) - Nominated - New Series of the Year • TV GUIDE AWARDS (2001) - Nominated - Actress of the Year in a Comedy Series > Bette Midler • TV GUIDE AWARDS (2001) - Won! - Actress of the Year in a New Series > Bette Midlermoreless
Marina Malota

Marina Malota

Rose (episode 3+)

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Robert Hays

Robert Hays

Roy (Episode 17-18?)

James Dreyfus

James Dreyfus


Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Rose (pilot episode only)

Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason

Connie Randolph

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  • Bette Midler, Joanna Gleason and a cast of great supporting characters - a true sitcom!

    Bette was a sitcom in the truest sense of the word. In the tradition of Lucy & Ethel, Bette Midler & Joanna Gleason are incredibly funny together. Bette is over the top in ALL the right ways. I loved this show and am so sad it was canceled. I can't wait for the entire season to be released on DVD.

    With appearances by Dolly Parton, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Danza and others, you can't miss with this show. I only wish the show would have done better and lasted longer. It is a great format for the Divine Miss M, and I fear that this was her last shot at it. Great premise, funny writing and hysterical performances.moreless
  • I love her, but. . .

    I wish she had approached it differently and not played it quite so bitchy and hard-edged. Ah well, she can laugh at it now and it was a wonderful experience. I have it all taped except the last 2 episodes--I'd happily work a trade with anyone who has those. . .:)
  • I never missed an episode, and now I figure out that I've missed two?!

    I read the summary for the show, and am very disappointed to read that there were two shows left un-aired. I watched every episode, and was a huge fan of the show. I was heartbroken when it was canceled. I think CBS should bring it back! The world needs a few laughs, now, and Bette will surely give us more than a few.
  • Could've been better

    I had high hopes for this show and it got off to a good start. But week after week it just seemed like it was about Bette getting herself into wacky situations and many times it made her look foolish. But Bette did poke fun at herself a lot as she was playing a variation of herself. Shots were taken at some of her film bombs including Drowning Mona and Isn't She Great. So she gets an A for having a great sense of humor about herself.moreless

    MTV VMAs 2012: Only Mostly Terrible This Time (PHOTO RECAP)

    It happened again: A big, bright, shiny jamboree of malarkey! At least it wasn't as terrible as last year.

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    Jeffrey Tambor on Trader Joe's Bananas, Bent, and Larry Sanders (Oh, and Arrested Development, Too)

    There's always money in the Trader Joe's bananas, you guys.

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