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.
On their final day at the diner, Mel closes the blinds and gives away the cow creamers as the gang reminisces about the last nine years. Alice: Linda Lavin. Mel: Vic Tayback. Vera: Beth Howland. Tommy: Philip McKeon.
Answering a room-to-rent ad, Vera and Elliot's former landlady pushes herself and her furniture into their home and lives. Mrs. Waldin/Alice: Linda Lavin. Vera: Beth Howland. Elliot: Charles Levin. Mel: Vic Tayback.
Conclusion. Whether Alice likes it or not---and she's not sure---country singer Travis Marsh (Kip Niven) gives her a chance to perform with him. Nick: Michael Durrell. Buford: Mickey Jones. Mel: Vic Tayback.
Family ties are tested when Jolene's father, five brothers, grandmother and family dog park themselves in her small apartment. Celia Weston, Linda Lavin. Big Jake: Gregory Walcott. Granny Gums: Natalie Masters.