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Alice

After her husband is killed in a trucking accident, Alice packs up the car and her son, Tommy, and heads to Hollywood, dreaming of a singing career. Her car breaks down in Phoenix, forcing her to take a job at Mel's Diner, a greasy spoon where gruff owner Mel barks orders to Alice and her fellow waitresses.

Premiere:
Aug 31, 1976
Original Network:
CBS
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    Avg. 3.2 (70 ratings)
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All Upcoming Times for Alice

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Alice and the Acorns

S06, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 7, 1982)
Alice tries to boost the confidence of an old high-school friend who is visiting.
  • Sun 7/15
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

The Eyes of Texas

S02, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1978)
Flo's vanity fights with her need to get glasses. When she finally agrees, J.V. tells her he is married. Flo is convinced it is because of the glasses.
  • Mon 7/16
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Love Is a Free Throw

S02, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1978)
A high school basketball player falls for Alice when Tommy invites him over for dinner. He slips into depression when she refuses to go to the prom with him.
  • Mon 7/16
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

S02, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 1978)
Alice's psychology course causes a lot of friction at the diner.
  • Tue 7/17
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

The Pharmacist

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1978)
The gang at Mel's becomes upset when a young man complains about food additives.
  • Tue 7/17
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Love Me, Love My Horse

S02, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1978)
Flo's rodeo-riding brother falls for Alice, causing his horse to feel rejected.
  • Wed 7/18
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Florence of Arabia

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 1978)
Flo is excited that her latest boyfriend has been wining and dining her and lavishing her with expensive gifts. Alice is excited for Flo but she is in for a shock she learns that he intends to make Flo his fourth wife and have her join his harem.
  • Wed 7/18
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

The Cuban Connection

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1978)
A famous philandering fashion photographer (guest star Desi Arnaz) complicates the waitresses' lives.
  • Thu 7/19
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Mel's Big Five-O

S02, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 1978)
Mel is disappointed when an expected surprise party for his 50th birthday never happens.
  • Thu 7/19
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Don't Lock Now

S02, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 1978)
The waitresses spend a holiday weekend locked up with Mel in the diner's storeroom.
  • Fri 7/20
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Star in the Storeroom

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1978)
Jerry Reed gets stuck in Mel's Diner when he drops by with some concert tickets.
  • Fri 7/20
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

The Indian Taker

S02, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1977)
An elderly American Indian claims that the diner is built on his tribal burial grounds and announces that he has come there to die.
  • Sat 7/21
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

86 the Waitresses

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 1977)
Mel hires a man to work at the diner for more money than he is paying the waitresses.
  • Sun 7/22
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Mel's Recession

S02, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 2, 1978)
The diner has lost money and Mel's accountant suggests he fire one of the waitresses. It soon becomes a competition to see who won't get fired.
  • Mon 7/23
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Earthquake

S02, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 9, 1978)
Vera is convinced that a Native American's prediction that an earthquake will rock Phoenix will come true and everyone is rattled, particularly Alice who has never experienced an earthquake before.
  • Mon 7/23
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

The Reporter

S02, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1978)
An investigative reporter who fears for his life takes refuge in Mel's Diner.
  • Tue 7/24
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

The Bus

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 1978)
Mel learns that his diner will be a meal stop on a bus route.
  • Tue 7/24
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Take Him, He's Yours

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1978)
Mel boasts that he could do a better job at raising Tommy, and a frustrated Alice allows him Tommy to move in with him and try.
  • Wed 7/25
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Car Wars

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1978)
Mel sells his old car to the waitresses, then tries to get it back when he gets a better offer.
  • Wed 7/25
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Citizen Mel

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1978)
Mel witnesses a robbery and believes the thief is now after him.
  • Thu 7/26
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Vera's Popcorn Romance

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1978)
Vera has been going to the movies with new beau Brian, and lets slip she may move in with him. Alice and Flo are afraid she is moving too fast when she refuses to bring him to the diner to meet everyone.
  • Thu 7/26
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Block Those Kicks

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1978)
The waitresses come together to help Mel quit gambling by giving up their own vices after they discover that he lost his car to his bookie.
  • Fri 7/27
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

What Happened to the Class of '78?

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1978)
Prompted by Vera's high-school reunion, Flo decides to go to night school.
  • Fri 7/27
  • 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2

Alice by Moonlight

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 1977)
Alice is moonlighting as a singer, and the lack of sleep is making her tardy.
  • Sat 7/28
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 69.2
  • KSWBDT2