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‘One Day at a Time’ Trailer: Netflix’s Modern Take on a 1970s Norman Lear Sitcom Follows a Tight-Knit Cuban-American Family

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‘One Day at a Time’ Trailer: Netflix’s Modern Take on a 1970s Norman Lear Sitcom Follows a Tight-Knit Cuban-American Family
In December, 1975, Norman Lear’s sitcom “One Day at a Time” premiered on CBS. Created by husband-and-wife duo Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, the series followed a divorced mother who raises her two daughters in Indianapolis on her own. The series ran for nine seasons and finished up in May, 1984.

Read More: Justina Machado to Star in Netflix’s Latino ‘One Day at a Time’ Reboot

Now, a modern take on the 70s sitcom will soon hit Netflix, and it’s produced by Lear himself. The series follows three generations of a Cuban-American family living under the same roof and navigating the ups and downs of life. Newly-single mother and military veteran Penelope (Justina Machado) contends with the trials and tribulations of raising her two children — Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her old-school mother (Rita Moreno) and building manager (Todd Grinnell). Watch a trailer for the series below.
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R.I.P. Allan Manings

The Writers Guild just announced that 4-time Emmy-winning TV comedy writer Allan Manings, a former Wgaw VP and Board of Directors member and co-creator of the long-running sitcom One Day At A Time, died of a heart attack last Wednesday in Beverly Hills after recently undergoing cancer surgery. He was 86. From McHale's Navy to Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, to Good Times, to One Day At A Time, Manings showed he could please all audiences. In 1997, he received the Wgaw’s prestigious Morgan Cox Award for longtime service to the Guild, presented to members “whose vital ideas, continuing efforts, and [...]
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'Laugh-In' Head Writer Alan Manings Dies

By Lisa Horowitz

Emmy-winning television comedy writer Allan Manings, who co-created "One Day at a Time," died May 12 of a heart attack in Beverly Hills. The former VP of the Writers Guild of America, West, and member of its board of directors was 86.

According to his stepdaughter, actress Meredith Baxter, Manings died after going into cardiac arrest at his oncologist’s office; he had recently undergone surgery for esophageal cancer.

Born March 28, 19...
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