Returning: One Day at a Time

1970s US sitcom One Day at a Time, by writer Norman Lear, reimagined for US audiences with a Cuban-American family is returning fo a second season.

The original series about a divorced mother raising two teenage daughters ran for 9 years in the US.

Worth noting the new Netflix version features the irrepressible Rita Moreno as a grandmother.

Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.

Friday January 26 on Netflix.



  1. I knew of the original show through some American magazines I got as a teen in the 80s, but I don’t ever remember seeing it. It obviously was not a hit here.

  2. I really enjoyed the first season. I found the story of the daughter’s realisation she was gay and then coming out to her family was well handled and moving. Her father’s rejection of her in he final episode was crushing.

  3. It’s very very good. It actually started on Netflix last year – Season 2 starts on January 26. I cannot wait – there are very few shows of this quality around right now.

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