|Original title||Betty's diagnosis|
|Country of production||Germany|
|Year (s)||since 2015|
|Network Movie , film and television production GmbH & Co KG, ZDF Enterprises|
|length||about 45 minutes|
|Episodes||113+ in 6+ seasons ( list )|
|production||Wolfgang Cimera, Silke Pützer, Nina Güde, Robert Florin|
|First broadcast||January 9, 2015 on ZDF|
Betty's diagnosis is a German television series of the ZDF . This hospital series deals with the private and professional events around the nurse Bettina "Betty" Weiss, who has followed Bettina "Betty" Dewald in the lead role since the fourth season.
Filming for the seventh season began in April 2020. From September 18, 2020, the seventh season with 26 new episodes (114-139) will be broadcast on ZDF.
Nurse Bettina "Betty" Dewald is the head nurse on the admission ward at the Karlsklinik in Aachen . Together with her friend and colleague Lizzy Riedmüller and student nurse Talula Pfeifer, she looks after the patients in the ward and supports senior physician Dr. Behring, who moves to the Karlsklinik at the beginning of the series, and Tobias Lewandowski , the doctor in training (AiW). Due to her sometimes idiosyncratic methods, “Betty” Dewald often clashes with the nursing manager of the entire Mechthild Puhl clinic.
There is also a lot going on in Bettina Dewald's private life: after her boyfriend Tamás Liszt cheated on her after an argument with a one-night stand and is now the father of a child, the nurse separates from him.
In the final episode of the second season, Dr. Behring as acting chief physician, Dr. Helena von Arnstett was promoted to head of the admission ward and Tobias Lewandowski to the ward doctor. In the final scene, Dr. Behring shot by a patient, the viewer remains in the dark about whether he will ultimately survive or die.
The plot of the series takes place in Aachen. For the interior scenes of the fictional Karlsklinik , a floor in the Leverkusen Clinic was used in the first few seasons . The film is currently being shot on a converted floor in the Cologne-Longerich industrial area.
|Eric Klotzsch||Dr. Tobias Lewandowski||1-||2015–||
Ward doctor since episode 25, before that doctor in further training in the admission ward
son of Prof. Friedhelm Lewandowski, initially one-night stand, since episode 93 husband of Talula Lewandowski (née Pfeifer) who died in episode 95, son Emil
|Sybille J. Schedwill||Mechthild Puhl||1-||2015–||
Nursing manager of the Karlsklinik
Ex-wife of Joachim Puhl
|Claudia Hiersche||Dr. Helena von Arnstett||9–||2015–||
Neurosurgeon, Former ward physician in the admission ward of the Karlsklinik (episodes 9–76, 78–), acting chief physician (episodes 53–55)
sister of Prof. Dr. Alexander von Arnstett, ex-girlfriend of Dr. Marco Behring, Lukas Hilpert's affair
|Florian Fitz||Prof. Dr. Alexander von Arnstett||34–||2017–||
Chief Physician of the Karlsklinik
Brother of Dr. Helena von Arnstett; Ex-boyfriend of Dr. Christine Meinhardt
|Annina Hellenthal||Bettina "Betty" Weiss||38–||2017–||
Nurse, shift management of the admission
ward Best friend of Hanna Winter, friend of Dr. Frank Stern, still-wife of Oliver Weiss, mother of Yannick Weiss
|Rona Özkan||Ava Edemir||39–||2017–||Nursing student in the admission ward, niece of Safi Edemir, daughter of Emre Edemir|
|Marie Zielcke||Hanna Winter||45–||2017–||
Nurse of the admission
ward Best friend of Betty Weiss, ex-girlfriend of Dr. star
|Max Alberti||Dr. Frank Stern||49–||2017–||
Ward doctor and head of the admission ward
friend of Betty Weiss, ex-boyfriend of Hanna Winter
|Ercan Durmaz||Safi Edemir||7–||2015–||up to episode 96 supporting actor, takeaway operator, uncle of Ava Edemir|
|Niklas Löffler||Lukas Hilpert||104–||2020–||
Admission ward nurse
Affair of Dr. Helena von Arnstett
Occasional supporting cast
|Markus Maria Profitable||Ludwig Pfeifer||15, 42, 93, 96, 99, 101||2016-2019||Father of Talula Pfeifer, husband of Petra Pfeifer, grandfather of Emil|
|Franziska Traub||Petra Pfeifer||15, 33, 93, 96, 99, 101||2016, 2017, 2019||Mother of Talula Pfeifer, wife of Ludwig Pfeifer, grandmother of Emil|
|Axel Pape||Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Lewandowski||18, 36, 37, 41, 42, 93, 96||2016-2019||Father of Tobias Lewandowski, grandfather of Emil|
|Jürgen Hartmann||Joachim Puhl||22-24||2016||Ex-husband of Mechthild Puhl|
|Alexander Koll||Oliver Weiss||38-89, 94, 97-98||2017-2019||
still husband of Betty Weiss and father of Yannick Weiss
|Alvar Goetze||Yannick Weiss||39-57, 72, 97-98||2017–2018, 2019||Son of Betty Weiss and Oliver Weiss, was on an exchange in Guatemala for 1 year|
|Charley Ann Schmutzler||Leyla Schmidt||41, 52, 67||2017-2018||Friend of Ava Edemir|
|Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen||Josephine heart||59, 60, 63, 66, 76-77, 79||2018-2019||Admirer of Tobias Lewandowski|
|Jonas Liedtke (from episode 93),
previously unnamed extra
|Emil||40-, 96-97, 99, 101-102, 108, 110, 111||2017–||Son of Dr. Tobias Lewandowski and the late Talula Lewandowski (née Pfeifer)|
|Adnan Maral||Emre Edemir||85, 100, 106||2019–||Father of Ava Edemir, husband of Bahar Edemir, brother of Safi Edemir|
Former leading actors
|Bettina Lamprecht||Bettina "Betty" Dewald||1-37, 47-48||2015-2017||
Nurse, former shift manager of the admission ward
daughter of Prof. Dr. Christian Wehmann and Wanda Dewald, first friend of Tamás Liszt, then of Jan Petersen, finally of Dr. Marco Behring
|Theresa Underberg||Lizzy Riedmüller||1-47||2015-2017||
Former nurse, deputy shift manager of the admission
ward Ex-partner of Prof. Dr. Christian Wehmann
|Maximilian Grill||Dr. Marco Behring||1-48||2015-2017||
Former provisional chief physician of the Karlsklinik (episodes 25–34), former ward physician and head of the admission ward
Father of a deceased daughter, initially a friend of Dr. Helena von Arnstett, most recently from Betty Dewald
|Carolin Walter||Talula Lewandowski (née Pfeifer) †||1-96||2015-2019||
Since episode 35 a nurse, before that a student nurse in the admission ward
initially one-night-stand, since episode 93 the wife of Tobias Lewandowski, son Emil dies in episode 95 in a traffic accident
Former supporting actors
|Patrick Kalupa||Tamás Liszt||1-19||2015-2016||Ex-boyfriend of Bettina Dewald; One-Night-Stand by Karla Schultik; Father of Lilly|
|Marie Mayer||Karla Schultik||1-3, 5||2015||One-Night-Stand by Tamás Liszt; Mother of Lilly|
|Teresa Harder||Wanda Dewald||1-37||2015-2017||
former owner of a nail salon,
mother of Bettina Dewald, ex-partner of Prof. Dr. Christian Wehmann, goes to Paris to study philosophy
|Michael Abendroth||Prof. Dr. Weirich||1-12||2015||Medical director of the Karlsklinik|
|Roland Koch||Prof. Dr. Christian Wehmann||13-24||2016||
Head physician at Karlsklinik, professor for cardiology and pulmonary medicine,
father of Betty Dewald, ex-partner of Wanda Dewald and Lizzy Riedmüller
|Matthias Ziesing||Jan Petersen||25-37||2017||
former administrative director of the Karlsklinik,
ex-boyfriend of Betty Dewald
|Maximilian Reichenbach||Sascha Valentino||1-49||2015-2017||Admission ward nurse|
|Lore Richter||Dr. Mira Köttner||26-53||2017-2018||Doctor in training. Former employee of the Karlsklinik.|
|Heiko Pinkowski||Holger Thelen||30-45||2017||former nurse of the admission ward|
|Monika Lennartz||Use Stern||52, 56, 69-70, 80, 89, 105||2018-2020||Grandmother of Dr. Frank Stern, dies in the course of episode 105|
|Doris Schretzmayer||Dr. Christine Meinhardt||89-104||2019-2020||
doctor in the admission ward Ex-girlfriend of Prof. Dr. Alexander von Arnstett
The individual episodes are first published in the ZDF media library on the Internet one week before they are first broadcast on television.
|Season||Number of episodes||Episode number||First broadcast|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||12||1-12||January 9, 2015||April 10, 2015|
|2||12||13-24||January 8, 2016||April 22, 2016|
|3||13||25-37||January 6, 2017||April 7, 2017|
|4th||26th||38-63||29th September 2017||April 13, 2018|
|5||25th||64-88||October 12, 2018||5th April 2019|
|6th||25th||89-113||September 27, 2019||April 3, 2020|
|7th||26th||114-139||September 18, 2020||-|
Gϊti Hatef-Rossa from tittelbach.tv praised the basic concept of the show, but also noted that the series didn't offer much that was new.
“A resolute and competent sister fights for the patients and against the hospital apparatus and gods-in-white arrogance. After the innovative approaches for series of this genre, main characters with a migration history and handicap, are already in the ZDF's program, a series has now been added in which the conflicts of the sympathetic title heroine, cleverly played by Bettina Lamprecht, about professional power and gender -Fights rotate. With a wink, of course. That offers little new, but is a series suitable for evening before in a dramedy-typical setting. "
In his review "Sometimes you better slip on the banana peel", Frederic Servatius fromquotemeter.de drew a consistently negative conclusion to the series and said that Bettina Lamprecht [...] [wasting] her talent with the "ZDF evening series 'Bettys Diagnose' [...] ".
“The series offers neither innovation nor particularly good entertainment. The viewer is only moved to smile or think in a few moments - in the opening episode mainly in the minutes when Hugo Egon Balder gets his screen time. [...] If a hospital series has little emotion and no humor, then something is missing. To make a comparison with the big US-American representatives of the genre: “Betty's Diagnosis” has little of “Grey's Anatomy” and nothing of “Scrubs”. If the series had its own identity, this shortcoming would not only be tolerable, the production might even be great. But it doesn't. "
The first broadcast of the first episodes was watched by 4.73 million viewers (market share: 15.8%). When the second episode was broadcast, the audience rating fell to 4.06 million, with a slightly lower market share of 14.9%.
As a result, the ratings continued to drop: for the third episode, the ratings fell below 4 million viewers; in the fourth episode, 3.66 million viewers were measured, which corresponds to a market share of 13.3%.
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- Betty's diagnosis at Fernsehserien.de
- Betty's diagnosis on the ZDF page for the broadcast
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