"...And if things work out she's going to stay awhile." And they sure did, resulting in "new girl" Alice sticking around for a triumphant nine season run that saw this new style sit-com become the standard bearer for the next generation of TV comedy.
Alice is the story of Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin), a recently widowed single mom who finds herself working as a waitress at an Arizona diner while caring for her pre-teen son, Tommy (Philip McKeon). The inimitable Vic Tayback plays Mel, the gruff owner of the diner, while Beth Howland and Polly Holliday play her co-workers, neurotic Vera and no-nonsense Flo. This 3-Disc, 24- Episode Collection collects the entire first season of the Bicentennial-era break-out hit, including the rarely seen pilot episode featuring Alfred Lutter from Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, the film inspiration for Alice. Guest stars include Batman's Adam West, Victor Buono, and Dark Shadow's Lara Parker.
Today, June 12th
, the Warner Archive has begun selling Alice - The Complete 1st Season
as an MOD (manufacture on demand) DVD set. The 3-disc package sells for $29.95 SRP, and is currently available only from the WBshop online store (see button link below). As a result it only ships to USA addresses, but we expect that soon global customers will be able to purchase it as well via Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program. Here's the packaging: