Netflix Rolls Out Plans for New (Old) Norman Lear Comedy

Dec 7, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Netflix has a new show in the works from legendary TV series creator Norman Lear, and in another case of “what’s old is new again,” the show is a reboot of a previous TV series.

The new version of “One Day at a Time” features the Alvarez family. The original sitcom, which was developed by Lear and aired on CBS from 1975-1984, was centered on the Coopers, including mom Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano and daughters Mackenzie Phillips as Julie Cooper Horvath and Valerie Bertinelli as Barbara Cooper Royer. And of course, there was Pat Harrington Jr. as the super, Schneider.

The new show, billed as a “reimagining” of the original series, rolls out on Netflix Jan. 6.

In an announcement released today, Netflix describes the new show as “a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes reluctantly cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the ‘help’ of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidante. Through a contemporary lens, ‘One Day at a Time’ offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad — and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile.”

The show stars Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz. Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce executive produce and are co-showrunners alongside executive producer Norman Lear.

Here’s a trailer released today …

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  1. Mr. Lear owned the television station that I, and my future wife, worked at in Rochester, New York. When he decided to sell off the television stations as part of his company (ACT III Broadcasting) he gave us all Thank You bonus checks. These were based on the number of years you worked for him. So many of these checks were very generous.

    This was a very nice thing to do. He could have just taken the money and run. Instead he thanked us for our service. In all my years in this business I have worked at a number of radio and television stations that have been bought and sold. Nobody has ever done anything like this again. At a few of the stations I was given a pink slip and told something like “Were moving into a new direction.”

    I wish my old boss the best of luck with his reboot of “One Day at a Time.” I also hope this will lead to the his most recent project “Who Died” being produced.

    Mr. Norman Lear is a CLASS ACT. Thank You again for seven of the best years I have ever had in this business and for that wonderful kindness you gave me, and my coworkers, all those years ago.

    They sure don’t make them like they use too.
    God Bless & Happy Holidays.

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