When Polly Holliday's sassy character Florence "Flo" Jean Castleberry became hugely popular, producers decided to see if she could carry her own show, and thus was born Flo
. Flo leaves the diner where she'd worked for years (on Alice (1976)
) for a new job in Houston. En route, she impulsively decides to purchase, restore, and run a diner she'd known growing up, renaming it "Flo's Yellow Rose." (The Yellow Rose of Texas
is a very popular song.) The show's first season was a ratings success, but not so its second, and it ended while Alice was still going.