Iconic TV Sitcom “One Day at a Time” to Get a Latino Makeover

Iconic television series One Day at a Time may be getting a Latino makeover…

Norman Lear, who developed the sitcom, is looking to revive the series with an all Latino cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time, which aired on CBS from December 1975 to May 1984, starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters, Julie and Barbara Cooper (Mackenzie Phillips, Valerie Bertinelli) to an apartment building in Indianapolis where the family becomes friendly with the super, Schneider (Pat Harrington).

As first reported by TV Insider, the potential series would be produced by Sony Pictures Television, whose T.A.T. Communications and Embassy Television produced the original.

The new comedy would be an English-language remake and be a co-production of SPT and Televisa USA. No deals are currently in place and the project is in the early stage of discussion.

The series was hailed for its portrayal of a divorced woman and its ability to tackle series issues including feminism.

Lear produced the series, which was created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, a husband-and-wife duo who based the show on the former’s life as a single mother raising her daughter — actress Meredith Baxter.

Sony previously attempted a Spanish-language take on One Day at a Time with Telemundo in the 1990s. Lear has also considered putting a new spin on All in the Family as well.

Plans for a Latino-focused One Day at a Time revival come as more and more broadcast networks are focused on creating diverse programming that better reflects society. ABC has found success with Latino family comedy Cristela as well as Black-ish and its upcoming Asian-American half hour Fresh Off the Boat is already generating positive reviews.

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