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> Description 
After the death or her husband Don, Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin) is on her way to hollywood to become a singer, but her car breaks down in Phoenix with her son Tommy (Phillip McKeon). She has no money so she takes a job at Mel's Diner. Mel (Vic Tayback) is a loud, cheap man who pays very little. Alice's co-workers are the man hungry Florence Jean Castlebury nicknamed Flo (Polly Holliday), and the ditzy but lovable Vera Gorman (Beth Howland). After Flo leaves for a hostess job, she is replaced by Belle Dupree (Diane Ladd) another aspiring singer who only stays around for about a year because she gets her dream. She is replaced by ex-truck-driver, sarcastic Jolene (Celia Weston). Many interesting people were regular customers Henry (Marvin Kaplin) and Earl (Dave Madden (the partridge family) etc, In later seasons Vera got married to the lovable Elliot (Charles Levin). In the very last episode Mel sells the diner to a contractor, Vera is pregnant, Jolene opens a beauty salon and Alice finally gets her dream of being a singer. The show was around for 9 seasons and was a TV version of the oscar winning movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore".

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Jul 02, 1985
Premiere August 31, 1976
Episodes 202
Network 6
Format/Time Color / 30 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
> Cast 
Linda Lavin....   Alice Hyatt
Patrick Cranshaw....   Andy (1976-1978)
Tony Longo....   Artie (1982-1985)
Diane Ladd....   Belle Dupree (1980-1981)
Alan Haufrect....   Brian (1979-1980)
Martha Raye....   Carrie Sharples (1982-1984)
Bob McClurg....   Cecil (1978-1979)
Ted Gehring....   Charlie (1979-1981)
Duane R. Campbell....   Chuck (1978-1985)
Jonathan Prince....   Danny (1984-1985)
Doug Robinson....   Doug (1984-1985)
Dave Madden....   Earl Hicks (1978-1985)
Charles Levin....   Elliot Novak (1983-1985)
Polly Holliday....   Florence Jean 'Flo' Castleberry (1976-1980)
Marvin Kaplan....   Henry (1977-1985)
Patrick Cronin....   Jason (1978-1979)
Jerry Potter....   Jerry (1981-1982)
Celia Weston....   Jolene Hunnicutt (1981-1985)
Victoria Carroll....   Marie (1978-1980)
Vic Tayback....   Mel Sharples
Michael Ballard....   Mike (1979-1980)
Phillip R. Allen....   Mitch Aames (1981-1982)
Michael Durrell....   Nicholas Stone (1984-1985)
Raleigh Bond....   Raleigh (1979-1981)
Michael Alldredge....   Ralph (1979-1981)
Kip Niven....   Steve Marsh (1981-1983)
Philip McKeon....   Tommy Hyatt
Beth Howland....   Vera Louise Gorman

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