updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/19/1999 AT 12:00 AM ET
The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, is finally coming to TV on a regular basis. Midler and her All-Girl Productions have struck a deal with Sony Entertainment that will include a half-hour sitcom starring Bette for the fall season. Last year there was talk that she would star in a cross between “Topper” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” – with the Divine Miss M as the kvetchy ghost. That show never came to fruition. Details of what the new one may hold in store were not disclosed.