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.

Creator:

Jeffrey Lane
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2001   2000   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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 ...  Rose 17 episodes, 2000-2001
Kevin Dunn ...  Roy 12 episodes, 2000-2001
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's the role she was born to play.

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bette! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(17 episode and 1 bonus episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 Emeril: Pilot (2000) 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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Take a bad sitcom, add a bloated ego, you get "Bette"
2 January 2001 | by HotoilSee all my reviews

Bette Midler's new series "Bette" sets new records in the field of horrible situation comedies. The plots and gags here are nothing new AT ALL! What makes this unique, though? There are many bad sitcoms. I mean, the entire genre has turned into one big over-used cliche. But even people who like sitcoms have to be turned off by this. Bette Midler plays herself, which means, you guessed it - 30 minutes of shameless self-promotion, sometimes disguised as thin self-satire but all the same. That, and Bette Midler painfully over-acts as she makes corny jokes and stumbles through these predictable plot devices.

Bette's star power may save it from as quick a cancellation it obviously deserves, but the half-hour laugh-track laden comedy doesn't get much worse than this.


7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed