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Norman Lear Wants to Bring Back ‘One Day at a Time,’ With a Twist

Jan 27, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“Legendary producer Norman Lear, 92, is looking to revive one of his signature sitcoms – but with a modern twist,” writes our good friend Michael Schneider in a scoop for TV Insider.

The story continues, noting that Lear “tells us that he’s in talks with Sony Pictures Television about updating his 1970s sitcom ‘One Day at a Time,’ this time with an all-Latino cast.

“The new series would be produced in conjunction with Televisa USA, the English-language arm of Mexican media giant Televisa. No deal is finalized yet, but studio insiders confirm it’s being discussed as a possibility. The original ‘One Day at a Time,’ which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1984, starred Bonnie Franklin as a divorced mother who moves with her daughters (Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli) to Indianapolis.”

Schneider adds, “Not only would the new ‘One Day at a Time’ embrace issues facing the Latino community, but the show’s original conceit tackled women’s empowerment, an issue just as pertinent today. Social advancement remains a key subject for Lear, who has raved in recent interviews about Amazon’s ‘Transparent,’ which focuses on the transgender community.”

To read more about this story please click here, which will take you to Schneider’s original piece.



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