Alice - It's a Date with Alice! Warner Archive Schedules 'The Complete 3rd Season'
Place your order right away, because the studio's just put it on their DVD menu
Posted by David Lambert
The third season saw Alice get its sitcom service down to a science, delivering regular orders of laughter and workplace wisdom weekly while enjoying a regular slot in the top twenty. Series regulars Vic Tayback (Mel), Vera (Beth Howland), Polly Holliday (Flo), and Philip McKeon (Tommy) fit their roles perfectly, while Linda Lavin (Alice) set the comedy temp, whether it be a slow-burn simmer, smoking hot slapstick, or on-the-boil gut-busters.
Situations found in this 3-Disc, 24-Episode collection include used "Car Wars" between the girls and Mel, Vera coming down with "A Slight Case of ESP" and "Flo Finds Her Father" (played by F Troop great Forrest Tucker!). Meanwhile Tommy falls in love, Alice falls for a (younger!) theatre director and - most horrifying of all - Mel sells the diner! And keep your eyes peeled for Philip McKeon's sister Nancy (Facts of Life) playing a young orphan alongside Corey Feldman (Stand by Me).
We just got through telling you a couple of weeks ago that Alice - The Complete 3rd Season was still on the way to DVD, but taking a little bit longer than we had previously reported. Now the Warner Archive Collection has officially scheduled this title for March 19th, and have begun taking pre-orders at their WBshop.com online studio store (see button line below). The 3-disc MOD set is $29.95 SRP, and will ship only to U.S. residents at first but should also be available globally a bit later on via Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program. Here's an early look at the cover art (may be subject to change):