CBS Cancels ‘Bette’

CBS has pulled the plug on “Bette.” The Columbia TriStar sitcom starring Bette Midler will have its final airing Wednesday.

Production on the show has been shut down after completing 18 episodes of a 22-episode order. “Bette” had been set to be pre-empted for two weeks this month to make room for “Survivor” and CBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and eye network brass decided it didn’t make much sense to bring the low-rated comedy back after the break.