04/21/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT
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.