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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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All Upcoming Times for Alice

Episode Air Date Channel

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.
  • Sun 7/22
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

Citizen Mel

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1978)
Mel witnesses a robbery and believes the thief is now after him.
  • Thu 7/26
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

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.
  • Sun 7/29
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

Single Belles

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 6, 1977)
Alice, Flo, and Vera have a girls night out. At a singles bar Alice and Flo each meet a great guy, only to discover they have been talking to the same guy.
  • Sun 7/29
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

Better Never Than Late

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1978)
Alice is left in charge as Mel decides to take a nap in the storeroom. She finds herself face to face with a pistol waving robber who demands all the money.
  • Mon 7/30
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

Mel's in a Family Way

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1978)
The waitresses try to cheer up Mel when he becomes upset over not having a family.
  • Mon 7/30
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

Who Ordered the Hot Turkey?

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1978)
Mel has troubles with turkeys when he stays open on Thanksgiving.
  • Tue 7/31
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

The Happy Hoofers

S03, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 26, 1978)
Mel fires Alice when she takes a job as a singing messenger to finance Tommy's education.
  • Tue 7/31
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

A Slight Case of ESP

S03, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1978)
No one believes that Vera has ESP until she successfully predicts five events.
  • Wed 8/1
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

The Principal of the Thing

S03, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1978)
Alice causes problems for Tommy when she starts dating his high-school principal.
  • Wed 8/1
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

Sweet Charity

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1979)
Alice and her boyfriend offer Flo and Vera tickets to a charity ball.
  • Thu 8/2
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2

The Fourth Time Around

S03, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1979)
Mel's brother, an old flame of Flo's, shows up after his third divorce.
  • Fri 8/3
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 9.2
  • WGNDT2