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 …