1986, Paul Fusco had an idea for a TV series about an alien
living in a typical American family. The concept sounded
promising to the network and a pilot was recorded. The network
was convinced to produce the show, and together with co-creator
Tom Patchett and executive producer Bernie Brillstein they
shot four seasons and there have been more than 100 episodes.
In addition, two animated ALF series were produced, one
called "ALF tales" and one named "ALF animated" about ALF's
adventures back then when he lived on Melmac.