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‘Alice’ Reboot From Diablo Cody, Liz Astrof Set Up at Fox as Put Pilot


Fox has ordered a reboot of the 1976 sitcom “Alice” from Diablo Cody and Liz Astrof, the network announced on Tuesday.

Set up as a put pilot, the multi-camera sitcom hails from Warner Bros. Television and Cody’s Vita Vera Films banner. It is a reboot of the classic CBS series, which starred Linda Lavin as Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who moves across the country with her son Tommy following the death of her husband, becoming a waitress at a diner in Arizona.

In the updated version of the comedy, Alice is not a widow, but has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband.

The original series was itself an adaptation of Martin Scorsese’s 1974 film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” starring Ellen Burstyn.

Alice ran on CBS for nine seasons between 1976 and 1985. It earned five Emmy nominations and a total of five Golden Globes.



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