‘One Day at a Time’: How Pop TV Gave the Former Netflix Sitcom a Second Chance at Success
Published on Mar 26, 2020
It’s been a long road for “One Day at a Time,” a remake of the Norman Lear sitcom from the 1970s focused on the Alvarez clan, a Cuban-American family living in Echo Park in Los Angeles. Despite three successful seasons that involved guest stars like Gloria Estefan and a rabid fanbase on social media, the series struggled to rise above the glut of Netflix programming, even having to self-finance their own Emmy campaign for leading lady Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez.
To hear the cast of “One Day at a Time” talk about the cancellation of their show by Netflix is akin to hearing someone talk about the loss of their home. “It was like blank, white space and I was in total shock,” said Todd Grinnell, who plays the affably “woke” landlord/friend of the Alvarez clan, Schneider. But the heartbreak, from both cast, crew, and fans on
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Author: Kristen Lopez