Alice (1976)

Alice (1976)

  • TV-PG
  • 1976
  • 9 Seasons
  • 6.8  (3,954)

In this sitcom, a recent widow sets out with her son to make a new life in California. Unfortunately, her car breaks down in Arizona, forcing her to take a job as a waitress in a local diner. Thus begins her unexpected new life, as she develops relationships with the diner's gruff owner and her quirky co-workers. The series stars Linda Lavin and was based on the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More.

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Th-Th-Th-That's All, Folks!
16. Th-Th-Th-That's All, Folks!
March 19, 1985
When Mel (VIC TAYBACK) sells his diner to a land developer, he, Alice (LINDA LAVIN), Vera (BETH HOWLAND), Tommy (PHILIP McKEON), Jolene (CELIA WESTON) and the diner's faithful customers reflect on the good times and bad, and how the diner and its "family" has affected their lives. Series finale.
Vera's Grounded Gumshoe
15. Vera's Grounded Gumshoe
March 12, 1985
Elliot (CHARLES LEVIN), Vera's (BETH HOWLAND) police officer husband, is so ashamed of accidentally shooting himself that he quits his job.
One on One
14. One on One
March 2, 1985
A romantic relationship unexpectedly develops when Jolene (CELIA WESTON) decides to try out for a women's professional basketball team, and Mel (VIC TAYBACK) offers to be her trainer.
The Night They Raided Debbie's
13. The Night They Raided Debbie's
February 6, 1985
Vera (BETH HOWLAND) and Elliot (CHARLES LEVIN) seek a tenant for their spare room, only to have the room rented by their onetime landlady, Debbie Walden (LINDA LAVIN in a dual role), a certified tyrant, who all but drives them from their little love nest.
Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore, Part 2
12. Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore, Part 2
February 5, 1985
While a country singer (KIP NIVEN) and a writer (MICHAEL DURRELL) simultaneously vie for Alice's (LINDA LAVIN) affections, the gang at the diner fears she has been kidnapped. Second of a two-part episode.
Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore, Part 1
11. Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore, Part 1
January 29, 1985
A famous country music performer (KIP NIVEN) falls in love with Alice (LINDA LAVIN) and, after hearing her sing, invites her to join him on the road. First of a two-part episode.
Vera, the Nightbird
10. Vera, the Nightbird
January 22, 1985
Mel (VIC TAYBACK) falls hopelessly in love with the sultry voice of nighttime radio disc jockey "Nightbird," not realizing it's Vera (BETH HOWLAND), who's moonlighting so she can buy a special present for her husband.
Kiss the Grill Goodbye
9. Kiss the Grill Goodbye
January 15, 1985
When a fast-food hamburger restaurant opens down the street, Mel's (VIC TAYBACK) customers flock to the new eatery, and Mel is forced to close his diner.
Vera's Anniversary Blues
8. Vera's Anniversary Blues
January 8, 1985
To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, Vera and Elliot (BETH HOWLAND and CHARLES LEVIN) plan to reconstruct the day they met, but their plans fall apart when Vera is arrested.
Footloose Mel
7. Footloose Mel
December 23, 1984
Mel (VIC TAYBACK) volunteers the use of his diner for a performance by a dance group, only to oust the entertainers when he mistakes them for hoodlums.
Undercover Mel
6. Undercover Mel
December 16, 1984
Alice (LINDA LAVIN), Vera (BETH HOWLAND) and Jolene (CELIA WESTON) try to "save" Mel (VIC TAYBACK) from being arrested when he goes undercover to help Elliot (CHARLES LEVIN) apprehend a gang of cattle rustlers.
Tommy's Lost Weekend
5. Tommy's Lost Weekend
November 25, 1984
Tommy's (PHILIP McKEON) partying in college causes concern for Alice (LINDA LAVIN) and real problems for her boyfriend, Nick (MICHAEL DURRELL), after Tommy gets so drunk that he forgets where he left Nick's expensive sports car.
Houseful of Hunnicutts
4. Houseful of Hunnicutts
November 18, 1984
When Jolene's (CELIA WESTON) family members come to Phoenix for a visit and overstay their welcome, Mel (VIC TAYBACK) intervenes, causing Jolene to be disowned by her father (GREGORY WALCOTT).
Big Bad Mel
3. Big Bad Mel
November 4, 1984
Cries of protest do no good when Mel (VIC TAYBACK) buys a nursery school so that he can tear it down and create a parking lot for his customers.
Space Sharples
2. Space Sharples
October 28, 1984
Halloween brings out the superhero in Mel (VIC TAYBACK) when he dresses as Captain Galaxy and wards off a real-life bank robber (DAN GILVEZAN).
Romancing Mr. Stone
1. Romancing Mr. Stone
October 14, 1984
When Alice's (LINDA LAVIN) love life seems to be in a slump, Jolene (CELIA WESTON) and Vera (BETH HOWLAND) attempt to help by placing a "personals" ad for her in a local magazine.
Description

In this sitcom, a recent widow sets out with her son to make a new life in California. Unfortunately, her car breaks down in Arizona, forcing her to take a job as a waitress in a local diner. Thus begins her unexpected new life, as she develops relationships with the diner's gruff owner and her quirky co-workers. The series stars Linda Lavin and was based on the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More.Alice (1976) is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (199 episodes). The series first aired on August 31, 1976.

Alice (1976) is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alice (1976) on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 31, 1976
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (3,954)