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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

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Alice in TV Land

S04, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1980)
Tommy appears on a talk show and calls Mel a cheapskate, Alice a nag, and says that Flo is the person he most admires. Vera is upset when she isn't even mentioned.

Alice Beats the Clock

S04, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1980)
Mel sparks a controversy when he installs a punch clock in the diner.

Carrie's Wedding

S04, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1980)
Mel is excited when he hears that his mother plans on remarrying until he meets his new step father, who is his age.

My Funny Valentine Tux

S04, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 10, 1980)
Flo saves the day for tux-less Tommy when she outfits him for a dance.

Auld Acquaintances Should Be Forgot

S04, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1980)
After his wife walks out on him, Mel's old Army buddy turns up at the diner.

Flo's Farewell

S04, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1980)
Flo has mixed emotions about accepting a fantastic job in another city.

For Whom the Belle Toils

S04, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1980)
Alice and Vera beg Mel to hire a replacement for Flo, meanwhile the diner gets a visit from past waitress Belle, an aspiring song writer.

One Too Many Girls

S04, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 9, 1980)
Belle decides to take over Alice and Vera's boyfriends and the running of the diner.

Vera, the Vamp

S04, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 1980)
Vera begs Belle to transform her into a sex goddess after Brian is inattentive so she can attract men. Soon Vera tries out her new look at work.

Profit Without Honor

S04, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 23, 1980)
Mel's financial troubles almost cost his waitresses a salary cut.

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.

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.

Cook's Tour

S04, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1980)
Mel's greed gets him into trouble with a woman and her bodybuilder brother.

Here Comes Alice Cottontail

S04, E24  (First Aired: Apr. 6, 1980)
Alice dons a rabbit costume and checks up on Tommy, who is spending Easter vacation at Mel's apartment.

Mel and the Green Machine

S05, E01  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1980)
Alice becomes Mel's conscience when he accidentally receives thousands of dollars from an automatic teller.

Dog Day Evening

S05, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1980)
The staff is trapped in the diner with two guard dogs.

Hello Vegas, Goodbye Diner

S05, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1980)
Mel announces to the waitresses that he has gambled away the diner.

Too Many Robert Goulets

S05, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1980)
Mel can get his diner back if he can convince Robert Goulet to perform at a run-down Vegas motel.

Vera's Aunt Agatha

S05, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 23, 1980)
Mel ruins Vera's plans to take off for Mexico with her free-spirited aunt.

Tommy's T.K.O.

S05, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 30, 1980)
Tommy is dismissed from school after Mel shows him how to fight.

The New Improved Mel

S05, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 7, 1980)
Mel turns over a new leaf after attending an old Navy buddy's funeral.

Carrie Sings the Blues

S05, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1980)
Carrie's marriage is almost destroyed because of Mel's selfishness.

The Pharmacist

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