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One Day at a Time 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1975–1984)
The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis.
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bonnie Franklin ...  Ann Romano / ... 209 episodes, 1975-1984
Valerie Bertinelli ...  Barbara Cooper / ... 209 episodes, 1975-1984
Pat Harrington Jr. ...  Dwayne F. Schneider 204 episodes, 1975-1984
Mackenzie Phillips ...  Julie Cooper / ... 123 episodes, 1975-1983
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Storyline

This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the building superintendent (Dwayne Schneider), who treats them like family. Together, these four main characters face life's challenges together. Written by Kate Tripper

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A mother who's trying to double as father. Two headstrong daughters. A series of the world's least likely (and most amorous) men. The result is a bubbling mixture of small chuckles and big laughs that just won't quit. (season 1) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Day at a Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(209 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The original version of this sitcom is considered groundbreaking in that it presented an all female family in a serious way; and in it's serious and pretty realistic depiction of divorce. But it was not critically acclaimed. The new version is critically acclaimed though; and has been nominated for multiple emmies and Golden Globes. See more »

Goofs

It's clear that the external shot of the the building where Ann Romano and her daughters live does not match up with interior set used during the series. The Spanish style windows do not match up with the windows shown inside the apartment, for example. See more »

Quotes

Julie Cooper Horvath: I feel like a woman, I've never felt more like a woman.
David Kane: [uncomfortable] I'm gonna go home now.
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Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s: 1975 (2003) See more »

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Great show at the beginning - got old when the daughters did
30 December 2000 | by kaila1949See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorites except for the last couple of seasons. The early years were great, funny, insightful, and pretty original. Ann dealt with some pretty heavy problems with her kids, found work she liked, and became an old pro at the dating game. It was neat to watch the character mature along with her daughters.

However, like a lot of shows with children/teenagers, they had to come up with a way to keep things going after the kids had grown too old for the story lines. In this case, they brought in a little boy with a pretty contrived plot line to be the new "son". It didn't work well.


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