In December, 1975, Norman Lear’s sitcom “One Day at a Time” premiered on CBS. Created by husband-and-wife duo Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, the series followed a divorced mother who raises her two daughters in Indianapolis on her own. The series ran for nine seasons and finished up in May, 1984.
Now, a modern take on the 70s sitcom will soon hit Netflix, and it’s produced by Lear himself. The series follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under the same roof and navigating the ups and downs of life. Newly-single mother and military veteran Penelope (Justina Machado) contends with the trials and tribulations of raising her two children — Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her old-school mother (Rita Moreno) and building manager (Todd Grinnell). Watch a trailer for the series below.
The series is executive produced by Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce. Kellett previously worked as a writer and producer on the CW series “iZombie,” the long-running CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” and “Rules of Engagement.” Royce has served as a writer and producer on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Men of a Certain Age” and “Enlisted.” They will both serve as co-showrunners alongside Lear.
The entire first season of “One Day at a Time” will premiere on Netflix on Friday, January 6.