Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Co-created by Frasier alumni Christopher Lloyd and Joe Keenan, Bram and Alice starred Alfred Molina as Pulitzer prize-winning author Bram Shepard, and Traylor Howard as aspiring writer Alice O'Conor. Throughout her life, Alice had idolized the brilliant Shepard, so one can only imagine her reaction when she was informed by her mother that Shepard was actually Alice's biological father, and that he had abandoned her as a baby. Heading straight to New York for a reunion with her celebrated dad, Alice was determined to forge a strong and loving relationship, despite Bram's notorious selfishness and shameless womanizing. Despite his utter lack of parental instinct, Bram found himself adopting a protective stance toward the plucky Alice, especially when she displayed a predilection for dating men that were as old as her father -- and sometimes older. Sideline characters included Bram's assistant Paul Newman (Roger Bart), and the standard-issue obnoxious neighbor, Kate (Kate Finneran). Bram and Alice debuted on October 6, 2002.