Table of Contents
- ‘One Day at a Time’ crew: If you liked working-class ‘Roseanne,’ maybe you should watch us
- Bonnie Franklin, 69, who starred in ‘One Day at a Time’ and Ventura theater roles, dies
- ‘One Day At A Time’ Season 4: Here’s How You Can See Episodes Early
- The ‘One Day At A Time’ reboot originally aired on Netflix
- It has been nominated for awards
- ‘One Day At A Time’ was canceled (and uncanceled)
- When does Season 4 premiere?
- See a live taping of ‘ODAAT’
- Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ Remake Adds ‘Matador’ Actress
- ‘One Day At A Time’ Picked Up For Fourth Season Following Netflix Cancellation
‘One Day at a Time’ crew: If you liked working-class ‘Roseanne,’ maybe you should watch us
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – There is more than one show on TV about working-class Americans, and the cast and creators of Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” want you to know that.
Specifically, ABC’s canceled “Roseanne” (and its spinoff “The Conners”) aren’t the only sitcoms tackling working-class issues. “One Day” has done it for two seasons on the streaming service.
“One Day,” renewed for a third season, is a reboot of the classic 1970s Norman Lear sitcom and follows a Cuban-American, single-parent family in Los Angeles that often deals with issues of financial struggle, race and class.
Speaking about the series at the summer Television Critics Association press tour Sunday, the cast and creators reacted to the controversies surrounding “Roseanne” since the revival stormed back on ABC this spring.
“It’s a shame what happened to ‘Roseanne’ because I’m a fan of the show,” “One Day” co-creator Gloria Calderon Kellett told USA TODAY. “I loved seeing the Conner family. I loved seeing (a family that is) not perfect, super-skinny, (where) not everyone looks perfect out of a magazine shoot, people talking about real-life issues, family. I think what people are responding to (on ‘Roseanne’) is real-life stories.”
“One Day” also deals with those things, she said. “I wish that (‘One Day’) had been in that conversation too of course, but I think that people want to be seen, people want visibility, everyone.”
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Royce explained it was an ad for the “Roseanne” revival that referred to the Conners as “the family that looks like us” that got him almost-tweeting.
“It was bad wording on ABC’s part,” he said. “I think in some ways they were referring to when ‘Roseanne’ came out in the first place (that) most of the families were glammed up, so I understand the context. To try to give them credit, they weren’t trying to say it in the way most people took it, but it was enormously tone-deaf, and it was bad.”
Royce also found a much-maligned “Roseanne” joke, in which the character referred to “black and Asian sitcoms,” to be equally tone deaf.
“I kept trying to do the etymology of what led to that joke, and all I can think of is she prides herself on her ‘un-PC-ness’ so she wanted to make an un-PC joke about ‘Oh, it’s all the same (stuff),’ ” he said. “That’s the generous version of it. All those shows, the reason that they’re good is that there are both cultural differences and similarities that we’re Americans, but we also come from our family culture and our nationality culture.”
Rita Moreno, who plays “One Day” matriarch Lydia, had the last word on “Roseanne” and its eponymous former star:
“We work in a strange business, it’s so contrary in some ways. But I don’t like her anyways.”
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The time has come to say goodbye to the show that started it all: Arrow. After eight seasons we are saying farewell to the hooded superhero played by Stephen Amell. As he and the rest of the cast and crew shot the last episode, they documented their final moments on social media, which is sure to give fans all the feels.
“Tonight is the last night I wear the Arrow suit,” Amell tweeted last week with a photo of him in the iconic suit.
Things got really emotional when consulting producer/former showrunner Marc Guggenheim and current showrunner Beth Schwartz tweeted out a heartfelt, last-day-of-school-like message today as they wrapped production.
“It’s hard to believe that today is here: the final day of production on ARROW,” the message said. “We are so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you for helping us bring this show to life.”
They ended saying, “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being part of Arrow’s final story. It’s been an honor.”
Schwartz reminisced about the first time she flew up to Vancouver to shoot the episode. She talked about how she thought she “made it” and how she worked with amazing people for the next eight years. “I will miss my trips to Vancouver but will be forever grateful for this crazy and wonderful ride,” she said.
More cast members from Arrow started to tweet out their tributes including Colton Haynes and Colin Donnell, who waxed poetic about the last day of filming. Others who also shared their memories, thoughts, behind-the-scenes photos, group shots and love were Juliana Harkavy, Katherine McNamara, David Ramsey and Katie Cassidy Rodgers.
Read the tweets and Instagram posts below.
Tonight is the last night I wear the Arrow suit. pic.twitter.com/P4QTUSOQgG
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) November 7, 2019
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) November 13, 2019
Heading up to Vancouver for the last time for #Arrow. The first time I flew up was for episode 115. I was the first writer to be on set and @StephenAmell asked if I was Canadian cause I raided the Roots store across from my hotel.
— Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) November 13, 2019
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During my last week on Arrow, a lot of things fill my mind… but mostly family… #Arrow
Today is the last day of filming for #Arrow. I still remember what I was wearing for my audition, what the room was like, my mind being blown that I was cast, my first flight to Vancouver, walking into my first hotel room, the first fitting…
— COLIN DONNELL (@colindonnell) November 13, 2019
March 1, 2013 — Bonnie Franklin, best known for her role as a single mom on the ’70s-’80s sitcom “One Day at a Time,” died at her Los Angeles home Friday morning of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69 years old, and died surrounded by family and friends, confirmed her agent, Robert Malcolm.
The cancer was diagnosed last August, and the actress revealed shortly after that she was undergoing treatment.
On “One Day at a Time,” which was developed by Norman Lear and aired from 1975 to 1984 on CBS, Franklin was groundbreaking as Ann Romano, the single mother of two daughters, who were played by Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips. The show was an anthem for a generation grappling with difficult issues never portrayed before on a sitcom. When the show was in its prime, millions tuned in to watch what was regarded as TV’s first realistic portrayal of a divorced mother struggling to raise her teenage daughters.
“The truth of the matter was … we were reflecting what was out there. It just hadn’t been on television before,” Franklin told “Good Morning America” in 2012 when the cast reunited. “You can do all these heavyweight subjects that are important, but you have got to do it with humor.”
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On TV, the dynamic between Franklin’s character, Ann, rang true for many. Behind the scenes, the women said, their relations were just as natural as they appeared on TV, although, at first, Franklin admitted, she was skeptical about the castings.
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Franklin was nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globes for her role on the show. She also directed two episodes.
Franklin recently appeared on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” In 2011, she reunited with her “One Day at a Time” co-star Bertinelli in an episode of “Hot in Cleveland.”
Franklin was born Jan. 6, 1944, in Santa Monica, Calif. Her mother and father were Jewish immigrants, from Romania and Russia, respectively. She kicked off her 60-year career at age 9, tap dancing with Donald O’Connor on the “Colgate Comedy Hour.” She continued as a young teenager on such TV shows as “Gidget,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “The Munsters,” among others.
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After her graduation from UCLA, she starred in several theater productions in New York, even earning a Tony nomination in 1970 for her show-stopping performance in the original production of the Broadway musical “Applause,” making Franklin one of the youngest performers to ever receive that honor.
The actress was married to playwright Ronald Sossi from 1967 to 1970. She married film producer Marvin Minoff in 1980 after they’d worked on the TV movie “Portrait of a Rebel: Margaret Sanger,” about the public health advocate, together. Their marriage lasted until Minoff’s death in 2009. Franklin had no children.
A private memorial service will be held Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in the actress’s memory to CCAP, 11684 Ventura Boulevard, 437, Studio City, CA 91604.
Franklin’s former co-star, Bertinelli, wrote on her website Friday, “My heart is breaking. Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me. The years on “One Day at a Time” were some of the happiest of my life, and along with Pat and Mackenzie, we were a family in every way. She taught me how to navigate this business and life itself with grace and humor, and to always be true to yourself. I will miss her terribly.”
LOS ANGELES – Actress Bonnie Franklin, who starred as the harried single mother of two teenage girls on the 1970s and ’80s television comedy “One Day at a Time,” is being treated for pancreatic cancer, her family said in a statement on Monday.
Franklin, 68, a petite redhead, is best known for her role as divorcee Ann Romano on the show, which debuted in December 1975 and ran for nine seasons on CBS. It co-starred Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips as her two head-strong daughters.
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The show followed their day-to-day lives as she and the girls made a new start in an Indianapolis apartment, befriended by the building superintendent, Schneider, who becomes virtually part of their family.
Franklin previously earned a Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination for her work in the 1970 Broadway musical “Applause.” She was nominated for an Emmy in 1982 for her performance on “One Day at a Time.”
The brief statement from her family, circulated by CBS, said was being treated for pancreatic cancer and was “continuing her normal schedule during this time.”
“She and her family remain extremely positive and thank everyone for their support and concern,” the statement said, concluding with a request that her privacy be respected.
Franklin earlier this year appeared on the daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” and last year made a guest appearance on the on TV Land cable channel’s sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” co-starring Bertinelli.
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Bonnie Franklin, 69, who starred in ‘One Day at a Time’ and Ventura theater roles, dies
March 01, 2013 SHARE FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2008 file photo, Bonnie Franklin, of the 1970’s sitcom “One Day at a Time, ” appears with the reunited cast on the the NBC “Today” television program in New York. Franklin, the pert, redheaded actress whom millions came to identify with for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom “One Day at a Time,” died Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home due to complications from pancreatic cancer, family members said. She was 69. Her family had announced she was diagnosed with cancer in September (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Contributed photo Bonnie Franklin played Claire in the Rubicon Theatreâs 2007 production of Edward Albeeâs âA Delicate Balanceâ in Ventura. Contributed photo Bonnie Franklin, right, played Ouiser in Rubicon Theatreâs 2011 production of âSteel Magnoliasâ in Ventura At left is Von Rae Wood, who played Clairee.
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Bonnie Franklin, the pert, redheaded actress whom millions came to identify with for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom “One Day at a Time,” has died.
Franklin, who was a regular in Ventura theater roles and had a house here, died today at her home in Los Angeles due to complications from pancreatic cancer, family members said. She was 69. Her family had announced she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September.
Franklin was a veteran stage and television performer before “One Day At a Time” made her a star.
News of Franklin’s passing hit especially hard at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, where she had starred in three productions — “Dancing at Lughnasa,” “A Delicate Balance” and, most recently, a 2011 version of “Steel Magnolias.”
“We loved her,” said Karyl Lynn Burns, Rubicon’s co-founder and producing artistic director. “She was vibrant and full of life. She was feisty and funny and sometimes irreverent — and very, very loving.”
Burns said emails were flying today among cast members, staff, patrons and the like. On Thursday, Jenny Sullivan, who is directing the “Our Town” production that kicks off at the Rubicon next week, left a rehearsal early to go visit Franklin in Los Angeles. By that time, Franklin was in a coma, Burns noted.
Franklin showed no signs of illness during “Steel Magnolias,” Burns said. After she was diagnosed, Sullivan and Rubicon costume designer Alex Jaeger took Franklin wig shopping to offset the hair she’d lose from the chemotherapy for her pancreatic cancer.
Franklin kept a weekend beach home in Ventura for more than 30 years; she married the late Hollywood producer Marvin Minoff on the deck there in 1980. She also had a home in the San Fernando Valley.
Ventura, Franklin affectionately told The Star in a 2003 interview, “is like being in another world.” On the day of the interview, she opined that she and the writer should go looking for dolphins along Surfers Point rather than talk theater. She recalled a walk with her husband there where they’d seen dolphins “as far as you could see. It was so exciting.”
Franklin also had a home in the San Fernando Valley and ran plays at a Los Angeles theater; some of those productions, Burns noted, also came to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
The Franklin-Rubicon marriage began sometime before the “Dancing at Lughnasa” run in 2003. Sullivan had found out that Franklin lived in Ventura part-time, and then Franklin’s manager called to say that she wanted to play the Maggie role, Burns recalled.
That role, of a full-of-life woman who loved dancing and being the rebel, was Franklin, Burns noted. It also was a bit of a switch from the “sort of perfect mom” she played on “One Day at a Time.”
“So people were always surprised that she loved to curse,” Burns said, laughing at the memory. “But though she liked to curse like a sailor, she was one of the greatest people in the world.”
In addition to the productions, Franklin also did benefit readings for the Rubicon, Burns noted.
She called Franklin “a brilliant actor, singer and dancer.” There is a graveyard scene in the upcoming “Our Town,” and Sullivan and others already had hit upon the idea of putting names on the tombstones of those close to the local theater scene who are no longer with us, Burns related.
Franklin’s name will now join them.
“There’s been a lot of beautiful souls who have come through the building,” Burns said softly. “We’ll have them with us for this play.”
“One Day At a Time,” developed by Norman Lear and co-created by Whitney Blake — herself a former sitcom star and single mother raising future actress Meredith Baxter — the series was groundbreaking for its focus on a young divorced mother seeking independence from a suffocating marriage.
It premiered on CBS in December 1975, just five years after the network had balked at having Mary Tyler Moore play a divorced woman on her own comedy series, insisting that newly single Mary Richards be portrayed as having ended her engagement instead.
On her own in Indianapolis, Ann Romano was raising two teenage girls — played by Mackenzie Phillips, already famous for the film “American Graffiti,” and a previously unknown Valerie Bertinelli. “One Day At a Time” ran on CBS until 1984, by which time both daughters had grown and married, while Romano had remarried and become a grandmother. During the first seven of its nine seasons on the air, the show was a Top 20 hit.
Born Bonnie Gail Franklin in Santa Monica she entered show business at an early age. She was a child tap dancer and actress, and a protégé of Donald O’Connor, with whom she performed in the 1950s on NBC’s “Colgate Comedy Hour.”
A private memorial will be held next week, her family said.
Homecoming is the 11th episode of Season 2 of One Day at a Time.
At the kid’s school dance, Elena tries to appear popular in front of Syd, and chaperones Penelope and Max reach a milestone in their relationship.
Penelope is getting ready to leave on vacation with Max. Lydia tries to help Elena get ready for the dance but she says that she doesn’t care about that sort of thing. Alex walks out in Berto’s old clothes and says that he’s going with an older girl, Emma.
He tells them that she had a huge ask which is the way people ask people to go out these days. Elena says that she’s happy that Syd doesn’t care about that kind of thing. Suddenly, Syd walks in and begins performing a song parody of “We Didn’t Start The Fire” called “You Set My Heart On Fire” for Elena and in the end asks her to go to the dance with them.
Elena says yes. Penelope and Max are about to leave for Palm Springs when Schneider arrives with Nikki, one of the school’s parents. She tells Penelope that she has to make up parent hours by chaperoning the school dance or pay a fine. Syd, Elena, and Alex arrive at the school dance. Syd says they can’t wait to meet all of Elena’s friends.
Elena confesses to Alex that she lied and told Syd that she was popular. Max and Penelope arrive at the dance as chaperones.
Penelope thanks Max for helping out and tells her about her homecoming. How she’d hid boxed wine in her shirt and got caught by sister Barbara.
Suddenly, Sister Barbara comes up behind Penelope and says hi. Max freezes up because he has a thing for nuns. Schneider and Nikki arrive. She tells Sister Barbara that Schneider is her boyfriend and that they are promised to each other. Sister Barbara gathers them around so that she can tell them their assignments for the night. She makes Penelope wear a gown over her dress since it’s so revealing. Alex comes up with his date and introduces her to his mom.
Penelope takes their picture. Syd and Elena jump into another groups picture and Elena pretends that they are her friends. Max calls Penelope from across the room and tells her that he can’t stop looking at her in her nuns outfit. Before she hangs up, he tells her that he loves her which catches her by surprise. Doctor Berkowitz shows up having been called to help out. She has him take over the photo booth so that she can go talk to Max about what he said. But when she tries to get to him she runs into both Lydia and Schneider.
Schneider is freaking out because Nikki called him her boyfriend. Penelope finally gets to Max but then a great song comes on so they both head out to the dance floor. Sister Barbara catches them dancing inappropriately. One of the teachers comes up to talk to Elena but she pretends that they aren’t friends to impress Syd.
Lydia’s Shakira request comes on and she and Doctor Berkowitz dance together. Penelope takes Max to her favorite spot on campus. She asks him if he really said “I love you” on the phone and he says he did. He tells her that he’s been thinking about it for a while. She tells him that she loves him too. She grabs a cigarette to celebrate but then throws it away when she hears someone coming.
Schneider pulls Nikki aside and asks her to get married. She says no that she just got divorced. He’s hurt so he leaves but when Sister Barbara catches Nikki holding the discarded cigarette he comes back and tells the nun that they had had sex before. Elena and Syd are dancing when Syd says that Elena must be embarrassed by her since she hasn’t introduced them to any of her friends.
Elena says that that’s not true but that she doesn’t have any friends. Elena says she does have one friend and she introduces Syd to one of her teachers. Doctor Berkowitz tells Lydia that he broke up with Esme because he realized that he wanted to be with Lydia and that he doesn’t want to spend his life without her. Lydia and Doctor Berkowitz decide to become friends again.
Alex is upset because his date just used him to make another guy jealous. Max tells him that that’s a good thing and that he should use that to his advantage. Penelope and Max dance together to a slow song. Penelope comments on how well he was with Max. Max says that Alex is a great kid and that he can’t wait to have kids of his own.
- Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez
- Todd Grinnell as Schneider
- Isabella Gomez as Elena Alvarez
- Marcel Ruiz as Alex Alvarez
- Stephen Tobolowsky as Leslie Berkowitz
- Rita Moreno as Lydia Riera
Episodes: 209 (half hour)
TV show dates: December 16, 1975 — May 28, 1984
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli, MacKenzie Philips, Pat Harrington,Jr., Glen Scarpelli, Richard Masur, Boyd Gaines, Shelley Fabares, Nanette Fabray, Howard Hesseman, Mary-Louise Wilson, and Michael Lembeck.
TV show description:
Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin) wants a fresh start at life. After her divorce from husband Ed Cooper (Joseph Campanella), she packs up her car and moves to Logansport, Indiana with her two daughters; 17-year-old Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and 15-year-old Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli).
Once there, Ann scores a job as an account executive for the advertising firm of Conners & Davenport, working for Mr. Conners (John Hillerman) and Mr. Davenport (Charles Siebert). And she even eventually finds love for a second time with lawyer David Kane (Richard Masur). The pieces seem to be falling into place.
But raising two teenage daughters on her own while working full-time is harder than Ann expected, especially when her eldest daughter is such a handful. Julie is much more immature than younger sister, Barbara. Helping to keep the peace is the superintendent of Ann’s building, Dwayne Schneider (Pat Harrington), and neighbor Ginny Wrobliki (Mary Louise Wilson). Schneider and Ginny often step in to lend a helping hand and an ear for Ann and her girls.
Later in the series, Ann leaves her job and starts a freelance business with Nick Handris (Ron Rifkin). They start a relationship that ends when Nick is killed by a drunk driver. Ann steps in to raise his son, Alex (Glenn Scarpelli). A year later, Ann goes into business with nemesis Francine Webster (Shelley Fabares) from her old company.
This long-running series is billed as a sitcom, but it often takes on serious issues of the times. Episodes deal with issues like suicide, birth control, pre-marital sex, infidelity, and sexual harassment.
‘One Day At A Time’ Season 4: Here’s How You Can See Episodes Early
The Netflix series One Day At A Time may have been canceled, but it later found a new home on Pop TV. Now, Season 4 is in the works. And a few lucky people will get to watch it before it airs. Read on to learn more.
The ‘One Day At A Time’ reboot originally aired on Netflix
‘One Day At A Time’ Season 3 premiere | Rachel Luna/Getty Images
One Day At A Time was originally a CBS sitcom that aired on the network for an impressive nine seasons. It followed a woman, Ann, as she worked to raise her two children after her divorce. It also depicted their friendship with their landlord, Schneider.
The remake takes the above components while changing a few things. The series follows a Cuban-American family living in Los Angeles, and the single mother in question has a son and a daughter, rather than two daughters. Her own mother also lives with them.
It has been nominated for awards
Congrats to @OneDayAtATime and @TheRitaMoreno on their #CriticsChoice noms! New Season coming March 2020 only on #PopTV. pic.twitter.com/TZTaQvN8TM
— Pop (@PopTV) December 8, 2019
The new One Day At A Time has been praised for many reasons. It has managed to maintain the old premise and timelessness of family while updating the issues, as well as adding in a lot of diversity. And fans have reacted positively.
The series has even been nominated for numerous awards. In addition to three Emmy nominations (and one win) for editing, One Day At A Time is up for Best Comedy Series at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards. Rita Moreno is also nominated for Best Support Actress In A Comedy Series.
‘One Day At A Time’ was canceled (and uncanceled)
Thanks to every fan who made #saveodaat trend worldwide, ONE DAY AT A TIME is heading to POP TV & we couldn’t be more excited! We have many more stories to tell about & we can’t wait to share them with you! Thank you @sptv & @PopTV! #moreodaat https://t.co/4grfsn9RA3 pic.twitter.com/oPsvXL7DC5
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) June 27, 2019
The first three seasons of One Day At A Time were highly regarded by critics and fans alike. However, in March 2019, about a month after Season 3 was released, Netflix announced that the show had been canceled. Creator Gloria Calderón Kellett then shared that the search was on for a new home.
As fans rallied around the show, months passed. Then, on June 27, 2019, Pop TV, which is owned by CBS’ parent company, announced that it had picked ODAAT up for a fourth season. There’s no word yet as to whether or not the show will go beyond that.
When does Season 4 premiere?
EXCITING NEWS! 10 of the 13 episodes of season four are broken! It is SO THRILLING to be writing these characters again. Thank you to our fans for fighting for us. We can’t wait for you to see these new episodes in March! Not long now!!! @OneDayAtATime @PopTV
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) December 14, 2019
It didn’t take long for Season 4 of One Day At A Time to get into motion. Over the past several months, Kellett has kept the internet apprise as pre-production began. And she recently revealed that ten out of 13 episodes are broken (meaning they have laid out the major plot elements for most of the season).
So when will Season 4 begin? You can expect to see the Alvarez family back on your TV screen in March 2020. Unlike with Netflix, it appears as though these episodes will be dropping week by week, so stay tuned for official dates in the new year.
See a live taping of ‘ODAAT’
Go to @tvtickets123 to get your tickets & if you have any trouble then reach back out to me! We want our fans there!!
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) December 15, 2019
Of course, if you really can’t wait to see the stars in action, you’re in luck! Being a classic sitcom, this is a show that requires a live audience. And you can be a part of it if you live in (or are traveling to) Los Angeles.
Kellett shared twelve dates (originally, she shared all 13, but amended this to add that one episode would not be filmed in front of a live audience) beginning at the end of Jan. and ending in mid-May. So if you want to see how One Day At A Time is made, get on it now!
Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ Remake Adds ‘Matador’ Actress
Netflix’s One Day at a Time remake has cast another pivotal role.
Isabella Gomez (Matador) has joined the Latino reboot of the hit Norman Lear sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The new multicamera iteration will center on three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof. Gomez has landed the series regular role of Elena, the radical teenage daughter of single mom Penelope. Elena is described as a 14-year-old girl who is in the throes of becoming a woman. A proud nerd, idealist and social justice warrior, Elena is opinionated and not afraid to speak her mind. But while she is Internet-wise, she is more foolish when it comes to the real world. She is particularly confounding to her more old-school grandmother, Abuelita Lydia.
Gomez joins Six Feet Under’s Justina Machado, who will play Penelope, and Rita Moreno, who will play Lydia.
In the original ’70s series, Bonnie Franklin’s single mom had two daughters, played by Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli. This time, Elena will be joined by a younger brother, Alex, who has yet to be cast.
The all-Latino One Day at a Time reboot finally got the Netflix pickup in February after prolonged talks. Lear is attached as an executive producer, along with How I Met Your Mother alum Gloria Calderon Kellett and Men of a Certain Age’s Mike Royce, who are set to co-write and serve as co-showrunners. Michael Garcia will also exec produce, with Brent Miller onboard as a co-exec producer. The comedy is produced by Act III Productions, Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Gomez, whose other credits include Modern Family, is repped by Brevard Talent Group and manager Doyle Rice.
‘One Day At A Time’ Picked Up For Fourth Season Following Netflix Cancellation
Justina Machado (left) and Gloria Calderón Kellett of One Day at a Time take part in the panel discussion August 2018. On Thursday, officials from Pop TV announced it will carry the show’s fourth season after it was cancelled by Netflix. Phil Mccarten/Invision/AP hide caption
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Justina Machado (left) and Gloria Calderón Kellett of One Day at a Time take part in the panel discussion August 2018. On Thursday, officials from Pop TV announced it will carry the show’s fourth season after it was cancelled by Netflix.
After being cancelled by Netflix earlier this year, the sitcom One Day at a Time has been saved.
Pop TV, a cable channel owned by the CBS Corp., which also brought the Canadian show Schitt’s Creek to U.S. viewers, announced Thursday that it is picking up One Day at a Time for its fourth season, with 13 episodes planned for 2020.
When Netflix cancelled the Latinx-themed version of Norman Lear’s 1970s hit, fans launched a social media campaign around the hashtag #SaveODAT.
Netflix said the show was not popular enough to keep it going, but fans and critics expressed widespread disappointment.
“There were not a lot of shows out there about a Latin American family with a predominantly Latinx cast dealing with these issues about immigration, LGBTQ issues, Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall told NPR in April. “Every episode has some kind of hot-button subject. You know, one of the characters is a recovering alcoholic. Another has PTSD from serving in the military. So it touched on a lot of things.”
In a statement announcing news of the show’s fourth season, Pop TV President Brad Schwartz said the show is a “brilliant and culturally significant series.”
The original show in the 1970s and ’80s focused on a divorced white mother raising two teenage daughters in Indianapolis, but the reboot reimagined the show by putting a Cuban-American family from Los Angeles at the center.
Lear, the show’s executive producer, said he was “heartbroken” when Netflix scrapped the show.
“Today, I’m overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on,” Lear said.