One Day at a Time (2017 series)Latest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz bemoan the lack of Latino Emmy nominees in major categories
Fumero and Beatriz reacted to the Emmy nominations on the set of One Day at a Time, where showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett also mourned the lack of a nomination. "Latinos are doing beautiful work in TV right now and our visibility and our campaigns can’t compete with dominant culture shows so we are excluded from the conversation … for now," said Kellett. "I’m committed to telling these stories of other until we are no longer otherized.” Fumero said of the lack of Emmy recognition for Once Day at a Time: "Take away all the importance of showing Latino culture and everything for representation. They’re just doing amazing, hysterical, and also poignant, heartfelt performances on this show that are just as good as any of those women that were nominated. I don’t get it. I don’t know if it’s that our shows don’t get marketed enough."
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:16PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz are headed to One Day at a Time
Fumero announced the news on Twitter: "Guess who’s coming to hang with the Alvarez family!?!! @iamstephbeatz & I are guest starring on @OneDayAtATime Season 3!!!!!!!" Executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett added on Instagram: "That’s right! The @brooklyn99fox ladies are in the casa!! Over the moon to welcome @iamstephbeatz & @melissafumero to the Alvarez familia!! It’s gonna be an epic episode!!"
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Danny Pino joins One Day at a Time
The Cold Case and Law & Order: SVU alum will play Penelope's brother on Season 3 of the Netflix comedy.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Gloria Estefan to guest on One Day at a Time
The Grammy-winning singer and voice behind the Netflix comedy's theme song will play Mirtha, the baby sister and arch-nemesis of Rita Moreno's Lydia.
Posted Saturday 6/23/18 at 3:55AM EDT
It's not surprising that Vida and One Day at a Time would be at the forefront of TV's response to the family separation crisis
"They, unlike the vast majority of television out there, have been doing the crucial work of humanizing Latinx stories all along," says Caroline Framke. "They, like their fundraising hashtag, have been showing how the political is so often personal, one life at a time. One Day at a Time has tackled a range of issues surrounding immigration, racism, and identity since day one...Vida takes a bit of a different tack, but no less personal."
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 8:47PM EDT
Starz and dozens of shows donate to Vida and One Day at a Time's initiative to keep immigrant families together at the border
Starz announced its $10,000 donation as dozens of shows have joined the #OneVidaAtATime initiative, including Superstore, This Is Us, Blindspot, Orange Is the New Black and How to Get Away with Murder. "TV writers stand against family separation. We all have a story to tell. This should not be one of them," read a statement posted by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom. "In solidarity, the writers of: One Day at a Time, Vida, Grey's Anatomy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, Insecure, The Chi, You're the Worst, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, People of Earth, Liza on Demand, Ghosted, The Good Place, Single Parents, Roswell New Mexico, New Warriors, Whiskey Cavalier, Watchmen, Castle Rock, Good Trouble, Bob's Burgers, Life in Pieces, A Million Little Things, Little America, Suits, Grace & Frankie, please join in donating."
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 6:51AM EDT
A slew of shows join Vida and One Day at a Time's challenge to help immigrant families separated at the border
Shows that took up the challenge to donate money to help children separated from their parents at the border include Arrow, iZombie, Fresh Off the Boat, The Handmaid's Tale, Queen of the South, Mayans MC, Charmed, On My Block, Mr. Iglesias and Fresh Off the Boat.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 3:57AM EDT
One Day at a Time and Vida team to fight the separation of immigrant families at the border
The two Latino series are “teaming up to end family separation at the border,” One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett tweeted, urging writer to donate "to directly support legal services for detained separated parents and funding for their release." Vida creator Tanya Saracho used the hashtag #OneVidaataTime and a photo of her "beautiful writers room" to urge other Latino series, Jane the Virgin and ABC's upcoming Grand Hotel, to join in their fight. The border separation controversy has become heated in recent days as TV producers like Modern Family's Steven Levitan and Judd Apatow have called out Fox News' slanted coverage on the immigration debate.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 9:55PM EDT
Netflix throws shade at ABC's Roseanne cancelation by recommending One Day at a Time
Netflix's official account tweeted this afternoon: "Reminder: @OneDayAtATime is a sitcom about a tight-knit, working class family that tackles extremely topical social issues in a smart and innovative way. Ya know, if you’re suddenly looking for a show like that…"
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
It's simply not true that Roseanne is a rare comedy that tackles politics and the working class
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, in explaining last week why Roseanne in the wake of Trump's victory, said "we had not been thinking nearly enough about economic diversity and some of the other cultural divisions within our own country.” To which Vox's Caroline Framke and Todd VanDerWerff respond: "This falls in line with how some people, and especially conservatives, have been talking about the Roseanne revival. The way this logic goes, Roseanne is one of the only shows on TV that dares talk about 'economic diversity' and 'cultural divisions,' political correctness or whatever be damned. The weird thing about that line of reasoning, however, is that it’s not true. While Roseanne’s original run was indeed groundbreaking, in the years since, countless politically and socially relevant sitcoms have followed in its footsteps. Many of them are on the air right now; some are even already airing on ABC." In fact, Vox has a list of 11 shows that tackle politics and the working class, from One Day at a Time to The Middle.
- Roseanne isn't the only "real" working class sitcom: What about Mom and Superstore?
- What about black working-class shows?: It's "frankly ludicrous" to say Roseanne represents the working-class voters who elected Trump
- Former Fresh Off the Boat writer Kourtney Kang explains her problem with this week's Roseanne slam
- Why the whole Black-ish-Fresh Off the Boat controversy is dumb: Roseanne is supposed to be a modern Archie Bunker!
- Is Roseanne's gender nonconforming grandson designed to appease "anti-trans feminists"?
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
How shows like Community and One Day at a Time avoided cancelation
Sony Pictures Television president Jeff Frost, whose studio has had a number of high-profile renewals of shows that seemed marked for death, offers some insight into how he's kept shows alive.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Netflix renews One Day at a Time for Season 3
After much concern that the reboot of the classic Norman Lear sitcom was facing cancelation, Netflix announced a Season 3 renewal via YouTube. Everybody will be back, including the co-creators/co-showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce and the actors. The Season 3 renewal comes two months to day after the release of Season 2. The lack of a renewal announcement prompted the National Hispanic Media Coalition to release an open letter 10 days ago urging Netflix to order a third season. "Through One Day at a Time, Netflix is not only pro-actively shifting the public narrative of Latino Americans, but simultaneously setting the standard for positive and equitable representation of Latinos in television," read the letter. "That is why we request your continued support and urge you to renew One Day at a Time by moving forward with season three.” ALSO: Netflix also waited two months last year to announce One Day at a Time's renewal.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
One Day at a Time is one of TV's best shows, so why hasn't Netflix renewed it for Season 3?
The revival of the Norman Lear classic sitcom "represents one of Netflix’s riskier gambits," says Maureen Ryan. So it's unusual that the rule-breaking streaming service hasn't yet renewed One Day at a Time for a third season. "Even if it wasn’t one of the service’s more popular comedies, and even if the media wasn’t in love with it, Netflix should still renew the show, because it is a feather in the company’s cap," says Ryan. "It provides proof that Netflix is committed to quality shows that not only inspire passionate fans, but do real good in the world. It’s a show about a Cuban-American family that addresses issues of LGBT acceptance, PTSD, financial insecurity and mental illness with grace and insight, and it still manages to be really, really funny. That’s one hell of an achievement, one that Netflix should be celebrating with a renewal. It shouldn’t be making fans sweat the program’s very survival, a spectacle that, at this point, is starting to look unseemly."
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Emmy winner Nanette Fabray dies at 97: Original One Day at a Time alum played mom to famous sitcom characters
Fabray played Mary Richards' mom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Ann Romano's mom on the original One Day at a Time, appearing on 42 episodes. Fabray also won three Emmys working with Sid Caesar on NBC's Caesar’s Hour in the 1950s.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Rita Moreno is the key to One Day at a Time’s success
“She is a one-woman, humor-driven diversion machine, so charming and self-assured that when you finally recognize an episode’s immense and fraught message, you’re already won to her side,” says Kathryn VanArendonk. “Moreno’s performance allows the show to avert the precious vibes of a Very Special Episode, and the story sails along on the giddy currents of Lydia’s personality rather than its own hot air. One Day at a Time is a fantastic show, and all of its actors are crucial to what makes it tick. But Moreno’s performance as Lydia is what lets the show feel so vital and heartbreaking on the most contentious cultural touch points, while still guaranteeing the audience will hang on for the ride.”