Cedar Rapids Gazette
June 12, 1997
She and her All Girl Productions partner Bonnie Bruckheimer are executive-producing a sitcom titled â€œThe Harlettesâ€ â€” which, of course, is the name of Betteâ€™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 donâ€™t have to guess.
We understand Midler will play The Star herself in the pilot edition of the show â€” 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, â€œThe Old Feeling,â€ bombed badly. Sheâ€™s supposed to step into the shoes of the late Eva Gabor in a Fox TV movie version of the vintage sitcom â€œGreen Acres.â€ And, oh yes, sheâ€™s been agent shopping.