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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

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.

The Pharmacist

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1978)
The gang at Mel's becomes upset when a young man complains about food additives.

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.

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.

The Cuban Connection

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1978)
A famous philandering fashion photographer (guest star Desi Arnaz) complicates the waitresses' lives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Reporter

S02, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1978)
An investigative reporter who fears for his life takes refuge in Mel's Diner.

The Bus

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 26, 1978)
Mel learns that his diner will be a meal stop on a bus route.

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.

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.

Citizen Mel

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1978)
Mel witnesses a robbery and believes the thief is now after him.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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(First Aired: Aug. 31, 1976)
A widow works as a waitress to make a good life for herself and her son.