Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After a special airing of its pilot episode, Alice officially launches its first season with widow Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin) firmly ensconced as a waitress in a Phoenix, Arizona greasy spoon known as Mel's Diner. On this occasion, Alice finds herself attracted to Jack (Denny Miller), an old friend of her boss Mel (Vic Tayback). Jack is a former football pro turned TV personality--and if Alice can overcome memories of her late husband, Jack may also end up as Hubby Number Two. With this episode, Philip McKeon takes over from Alfred Lutter in the role of Alice's son Tommy.