Comedy / Sitcom
Created by Robert Getchell
Linda Lavin as Alice Hyatt
Vic Tayback as Mel Sharples
Philip McKeon as Tommy Hyatt
Polly Holliday as Florence Jean 'Flo ' Castleberry
Beth Howland as Vera Louise Gorman
Diane Ladd as Isabelle 'Belle' Dupree
Celia Weston as Jolene Hunnicutt
Charles Levin as Elliot Novak
Marvin Kaplan as Henry Beesmeyer
Dave Madden as Earl Hicks
Victoria Carroll as Marie Massey, Mel's girlfriend
Martha Raye as Carrie Sharples, Mel's mother
Doris Roberts as Mona Spivak, Alice's mother
Robert Picardo as Officer Maxwell, Elliott's partner
Pat Cranshaw as Andy
Notable guest stars:
Eve Arden, Desi Arnaz, Fred Berry, Joan Blondell, George Burns, Ruth Buzzi, Robert Goulet, Joel Grey, Eileen Heckart, Florence Henderson, Jay Leno, Nancy McKeon, Frank Nelson, Donald O'Conner, Jerry Reed, Debbie Reynolds, Telly Savalas and Jerry Stiller.
185 episodes aired on CBS from August 31, 1976 to July 2, 1985.
Alice was an American sitcom based on the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore directed by Martin Scorsese and staring Ellen Burstyn. Following the story portrayed in the film, Alice is a widow and aspiring singer who is attempting to get to Los Angeles with her son to start a singing career. Car problems force her to stop outside of Phoenix and take a job as a waitress at a greasy spoon called Mel’s. Alice finds camaraderie with her fellow waitresses Flo and Vera and what started as a temporary pit stop becomes a very different life for Alice.