One Day at a Time is headed back to the small screen. An updated take on the ’70s–’80s sitcom developed by TV giant Norman Lear has been given a 13-episode order at Netflix, with a Latino family as its focus, the streaming giant confirmed.
The reimagining will center on a Cuban-American family. The lead, a former military mom, will have to wrangle a “radical” teenage daughter and “socially adept” tween son, with the help of her “old-school,” Cuban-born mom and their building manager, Schneider.
The original show centered on Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin), a recently divorced mother of two daughters (Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli) who moves to Indianapolis. The building’s superintendent, Schneider (Pat Harrington Jr.), warms up to the family despite his off-beat advice. The show ran for nine seasons on CBS and racked up 209 episodes. It was inspired by co-creator Whitney Blake’s life as a single mother.
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Lear, former Everybody Loves Raymond writer/producer Mike Royce, and How I Met Your Mother writer/producer Gloria Calderon-Kellett confirmed the news on Twitter. The 93-year-old Lear will produce, while Royce and Calderon-Kellett split writing and showrunning duties.