Monday, January 11, 2016

Norman Lear's Remake of 'One Day at a Time' Gets 13-Episode Order at Netflix

Following a lengthy deal-making process, Netflix has officially given a 13-episode series order to a remake of hit comedy One Day at a Time - with former executive producer and sitcom legend Norman Lear set to executive produce the updated version as well.

The multi-camera series is considered a re-imagining of Lear's classic sitcom and will center on a Cuban American family with three generations living under one roof. The lead is a recently divorced former military mother 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 mother (to be played by EGOT winner Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider.

Gloria Calderon-Kellett (How I Met Your Mother) and Mike Royce (Enlisted) are set to write and serve as co-showrunners. Lear and Michael Garcia will executive produce. Brent Miller will be a co-executive producer. The comedy will be produced by Act II Productions, Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The initial series ran for nine seasons on CBS from 1975-1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as a divorced mother who moves with her two daughters (Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli) to an apartment building in Indianapolis.