Nikola (TV series)

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Genre Sitcom
Created by Ken Cinnamon
Karen Wengrod
Written by Gunther Burghagen
Directed by Ulli Baumann
Christoph Schnee
Starring Mariele Millowitsch
Walter Sittler
Oliver Reinhard
Eric Benz
Friederike Grasshoff
Country of origin Germany
Original language(s) German
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 110
Executive producer(s) Gunther Burghagen
Running time 25
Production company(s) Sony Pictures Film- und Fernsehproduktion
Original network RTL Television
Picture format PAL (576i)
Original release September 12, 1997 (1997-09-12) – December 16, 2005 (2005-12-16)
Related shows Ritas Welt
Das Amt
Und tschüss!

Nikola is a German television sitcom that premiered on September 12, 1997 on RTL Television.


After her divorce Nicola Vollendorf moves to Cologne together with her children Peter and Stephanie. She gets a job as nurse in the Rheintalklinik hospital. There she has arguments with the Chief Physician Dr. Schmidt. The battle expands to her home, because they are living in the same building. In later seasons, they start a romantic relationship. They marry in the last episode.


Main characters[edit]

  • Nikola Vollendorf (Mariele Millowitsch) is a nurse at the Rheintalklinik hospital. She lives in Cologne together with her children. She is often seen arguing with Dr. Schmidt.
  • Dr. Robert Schmidt (Walter Sittler) is Chief Physician at the Rheintalklinik. He is very self-centered and arrogant and always looking for his personal advantage. The most important thing in his life is his Ferrari. He is usually surrounded by his three assistants Dr. Charlotte Borstel, Dr. Frank Brummel (Roland Jankowsky) and Dr. Thomas Pfund (Alexander Schottky).
  • Tim Schenk (Oliver Reinhard) is Nikola's friend and neighbour. He is gay and he sometimes cross-dresses. He is working in the administration of the hospital, but often just spies on other people shares gossip.
  • Peter Vollendorf (Eric Benz) is the oldest child of Nikola. He was 15 years old in season one. He is a bad student and guitarist in a punk rock band.
  • Stephanie Vollendorf (Friederike Grasshoff) is Nikola's second child. She is smart and like her mother sometimes sarcastic.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Dr. Charlotte Borstel (Kerstin Thielemann) is one of Schmidt's assistants. She has a crush on him.
  • Elke (Jenny Elvers) is Nikola's best friend during season 1-3. She is pretty and has many relationships with men.
  • Erik Berg (Guntbert Warns) is administrative director in the hospital from season 4 on and a friend of Schmidt.

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