Alice TV Show
TV Show Review for Alice
Television Show Summary
The 80's TV show Alice was based on the 1975 movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore starring Ellen Burstyn. It is the story of Alice and her son Tommy who move from New Jersey to Hollywood.
DVD Release Dates and Info for Alice Series06/27/2006 - TV Favorites
TV Show Plot For Alice
The television series Alice starred Linda Lavin as Alice Hyatt. After her husband Donald is killed in a truck accident, Alice and her 12-year-old son, Tommy, move from New Jersey to Hollywood, California.
Alice's dream was to become a singer in Hollywood. However, her car breaks down in Arizona on the way to California. Alice is forced to take a job in Mel's Diner.
Other characters in the show included: Mel, the demanding and rough owner of the diner; Flo, the sex starved southern accented waitress; and Vera, the shy and quiet coworker. The character Belle, then later Jolene joined the cast in 1980 after Flo was given her own spin off TV series Flo.
The series Alice's 202 episode, nine season run ended in 1985. Mel sold the diner, Alice became a singer in Nashville, Vera was married and pregnant and Jolene was opening her own beauty shop.
In 2006, six episodes of Alice were released on DVD as part of a Warner Brothers' Compilation DVD.
Cast of Alice TV Show
Linda Lavin - Alice Hyatt
Philip McKeon - Tommy Hyatt
Vic Tayback - Mel Sharples
Beth Howland - Vera Louise Gorman
Polly Holliday - Florence Jean "Flo" Castleberry
Diane Ladd - Isabelle "Belle" Dupree
Celia Weston - Jolene Hunnicutt
Martha Raye - Carrie Sharples
Charles Levin - Elliot Novak
Marvin Kaplan - Henry Beesmeyer
Victoria Carroll - Marie Massey
Trivia for the TV Show AliceIn the pilot for the Alice series Alfred Lutter kept his role from the movie, but was replaced when the show began it's network run.
Vic Tayback also played Mel in the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
Diane Ladd, who played the role of Belle for one season (replacing Flo), played the role of Flo in the movie.
Top 20 Ratings Info for Alice Series1980-81 - 5th Season - Ranked #7
1981-82 - 6th Season - Ranked #5
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show Alice was televised from 08/31/1976 to 07/02/1985, on the CBS network.
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