FOX has handed out a pilot commitment for the multi-camera comedy series “Alice” which hails from “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody, “2 Broke Girls” producer Liz Astrof and Warner Bros. Television.
The series is a reboot of the 1976 CBS TV series starring Linda Lavin which itself was a TV remake of Martin Scorsese’s 1974 film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” starring Ellen Burstyn. Lavin and Burstyn received a Golden Globe and an Oscar respectively for their work.
The new take is being written and executive produced by Cody and Astrof and follows Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband.
She drives cross-country to Arizona with her teenage son Tommy, and gets a job as a waitress at a roadside diner where the staff becomes their new surrogate family.