The durable sitcom about a single mom who slings hash at Mel's Diner is based on the 1974 movie `Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore' and ran for nine seasons. The spinoff series `Flo,' with Polly Holliday, ran from 1980-81.
Premiered: August 31, 1976
Season 7, Episode 17 The Grass Is Always Greener
First Aired: May 1, 1983
Mel becomes an employee by accepting an executive position with a catering firm, and the waitresses become owners by buying his diner. Vic Tayback, Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Celia Weston. R.J. Meyerson: Richard Deacon.
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