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Air Date: October 11th, 2000

Network: CBS

Series Summary
Sketch comedy with Bette MacDonald, Ed MacDonald and Tim Steeves.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Sitcom


  • Season 1 - Episode 18 : A Method to Her Madness

    To research into one of her upcoming movie roles, Bette takes a job as a waitress at a sleazy diner. Bette soon learns the trick of the trade and starts giving out advice to her fellow employees and the customers who eat at the diner.

  • Season 1 - Episode 17 : The Grammy Preshow

    Bette's big night performing at the Grammy Awards is preceded by botched preparations and misplaced jewelry.

  • Season 1 - Episode 16 : A Brand New Roy Mar 7, 2001

    Bette and Roy's romantic dinner keeps getting interrupted, so she plans what turns into an equally disastrous trip abroad.

  • Season 1 - Episode 15 : Polterguest Feb 28, 2001

    Bette lets her neighbor, Jon Lovitz, stay at her house for a few days while his home is being renovated.

  • Season 1 - Episode 14 : The Invisible Mom Feb 7, 2001

    Rose cringes when her mom volunteers at her school, and Bette can't figure out why Olivia Newton-John is ignoring her.

ratings & reviews

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  • Even couched in a traditional sitcom format that feels deliberately out-of-date - I Love Lucy crossed with Burns and Allen - Bette perfectly exploits Midler's awkward relationship with fame. [11 Oct 2000, p.R2] Show More

  • She rolls through the show with energy and brass, determined to make you look at her. It's an easy sell because she's telling the best jokes on herself. [11 Oct 2000, p.E1] Show More

  • When it comes to her new CBS sitcom premiering tonight, though, [Middler is] the only element jolting the show out of disastrously ho-hum status. [11 Oct 2000, p.96] Show More

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Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy