One Day at a Time (2017 series)Latest News and Opinion
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.”
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
How One Day at a Time filmed its emotional Season 2 finale
The tearjerker “Not Yet” finale was inspired by the “Maude Bares Her Soul” episode of Maude. ALSO: Take a 360-degree tour of the set.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Go behind the scenes of the emotional One Day at a Time Season 2 episode that made Rita Moreno cry
The series writers discuss their approach to “What Happened,” Season 2’s eighth episode, which left Rita Moreno and other cast members crying off-camera.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
One Day at a Time feels almost daring, despite its retro vibe
Norman Lear’s reboot of his classic sitcom is putting innovative use to the staid multicamera sitcom format. “Its lack of cynicism makes it easy to marathon and also sets it apart from the revered comedies of the moment, like Veep or BoJack Horseman,” says Margaret Lyons “Its devotion to that straightforward sitcom setup makes it more accessible than shows like the highly serialized The Good Place, or the structurally inventive Atlanta. It’s suitable for most ages, but without the crushing inanity of a Fuller House. More than anything, though, One Day at a Time is a show that radiates delight.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
New York Times was called out for referring to Rita Moreno as Norman Lear’s “guest”
The One Day at a Time star is one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Yet on the red carpet with the legendary Norman Lear (who created her Netflix comedy), she was referred to in a Times caption as “Norman Lear and a guest.” The Times later corrected the caption.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
Netflix unveils the trailer for One Day at a Time Season 2
“We have been through so much this year,” says Justina Machado’s Penelope says in Season 2 of the remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, which returns Jan. 26.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 1:12PM EST
One Day at a Time announces its Season 2 premiere date, re-creates the original opening credits
The Norman Lear reboot returns Jan. 26.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
TV shows about immigrants are suddenly all the rage
The Trump administration’s ramping up of deportations and cracking down on illegal immigration has inspired the reboots of popular TV shows, as well as potential new network series. That’s in addition to immigration being a hot topic on such shows like Fresh Off the Boat, Jane the Virgin and Superstore. Roswell and Party of Five are both being rebooted with an immigration twist, while Norman Lear’s One Day at a Time was remade with a Latino family that has an undocumented immigrant character. CBS’ In the Country We Love and CW’s Case are also shows in development that tackle undocumented immigration.