Cedar Rapids Gazette
June 12, 1997
She and her All Girl Productions partner Bonnie Bruckheimer are executive-producing a sitcom titled “The Harlettes” – which, of course, is the name of Bette’s backup group. It will deal not only with the personal lives of the trio, but with their professional responsibilities and pressures working with a temperamental superstar. Guess who? You don’t have to guess.
We understand Midler will play The Star herself in the pilot edition of the show – and is expected to pop in for occasional appearances as the series unfolds. Casting is under way for the Castle Rock series.
This seems to be a time of transition for Midler. Her recent movie, “The Old Feeling,” bombed badly. She’s supposed to step into the shoes of the late Eva Gabor in a Fox TV movie version of the vintage sitcom “Green Acres.” And, oh yes, she’s been agent shopping.