One Day at a Time Trailer: Get a First Look at Norman Lear's Netflix Reboot

This is it — This. Is. It.: The One Day at a Time reboot trailer has arrived.

My initial reaction: It doesn’t look terrible!

Premiering Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, the new series — which is being billed as a “reimagining” of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom — follows a Cuban-American family led by a recently separated, former military mom (Queen of the South‘s Justina Machado) as she navigates a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter (Matador‘s Isabella Gomez) and ‘tween son (Marcel Ruiz), with the “help” of her old-school, Cuban-born mom (EGOT winner Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider (Grace and Frankie‘s Todd Grinnell).

Lear is among the named executive producers, along with Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia.

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34 Comments
  1. Too bad the late Bonnie Franklin or Pat Harrington werent around-or maybe they can get MacKenzie Phillips and remind her of the show, of which she was pretty much zonked out of her head at the time!

  2. Nathan Everett says:

    Lol. I’m in.

  3. keniri says:

    What is that song that appears at the one minute mark?

  4. Vfan says:

    OMG! this looks awful!

  5. webly3 says:

    Doesn’t look very good, but I’m willing to give it a try if it gets good reviews

  6. OOF!! You remember back when it was a big deal when Netflix made a show and how it was always a seal of quality? These days they’re as awful as every other traditional network. A handful of decent shows wrapped in miles of cliched garbage.

    • Jimmy says:

      Completely agree. They’ve really taken a wrong turn this past couple of years with one piece of crap after another. This remake doesn’t look terrible, but it doesn’t look that great either.

    • DavidSask says:

      Yes Netflix is butt of all jokes when it comes to producing comedy series,(forget what series recently made that joke on a network series, 2 broke Girls maybe, probably several??!) Netflix should stop and focus on what good at, Drama, Stand up, Saving network series from cancellation with demo appeal!!!

  7. shawn says:

    Why was this remade? This looks awful.

  8. Ken says:

    Netflix has such a strong track recorder that they were bound to have some misses. And this is one of those. Its atrociously bad. Not one joke was funny and every punchline landed like a lead balloon.

  9. SF says:

    Since there are no similarities to the original One Day at a time, why not just name it something original!

  10. DV says:

    It looks about on par with Fuller House which I
    Mostly enjoyed. I think people are romanticizing how great the original one is. I’m a huge fan of Norman Lear shows and a huge fan of 70’s and 80’s tv in general it and was just an OK show back then too. Looking forward to it as there aren’t a lot of shows with primarily Latino casts.

    • TV Gord says:

      I agree with your assessment, but I enjoyed the later years a lot more when the girls were married and Howard Hesseman joined the cast as Ann’s boyfriend.

  11. Nika says:

    I got to meet in person the actress many years ago who plays the lead on this sitcom, Justina. She is the cousin of my first cousin husband.

  12. Dale says:

    Another attempt to co-opt a hit show’s name as a minority vehicle. Pass.

  13. MMD says:

    Why?????? I depend on Netflix for quality tv not the run of the mill network crap they keep throwing on.

  14. readenreply says:

    Missing the whole 70’s feminism aspect of the show… As if THAT is no longer relevant.

  15. readenreply says:

    70’s feminism was the big hook of the original show.. and the hook of this one is being a female vet?

  16. maybe valerie can make a cameo as a neighbor

  17. DavidSask says:

    Why does this have to take the name of classic show when has nothing to do with it? The stage sets look cheap as hell as well!

  18. Ann Malloch says:

    I was in the studio audience of one of the shows and it was really good! Looking forward to watching all of them!

  19. herman1959 says:

    Hoping the rest of the season is better than the pilot, I’ll give it a try (especially if it’s only a half-hour long).

  20. GaryT says:

    At first glance it appears to be social justice warrior’s heaven. Can one be “racist” against Cubans?…or, what race IS Cuban. Other than the stale, warmed over reconstituted white bigotry message, should be entertaining — I’ll watch it!!

  21. J Monthly rate D'Amico says:

    Looks good as a reimagined version and will give it a try for sure. Think it would be a great idea to see a limited run of some of Norman Lear’s best sitcoms just like what they started doing in the UK – The BBC reimagined a number of their older series some as limited run series and specials to celebrate their anniversary and more. There were even prequels on others. This should be something US is considering doing. Also bring back some of the series for special holiday viewings where majority of cast is still alive…..still alive being the key words here.

  22. Bill Johnson says:

    i will never watch a show with laugh tracks. laugh tracks are for the lower IQ crowd.

  23. Columbus says:

    Just binge watched the whole season. Fantastic. Terrific cast with real chemistry and sharp writing. Looking forward to Season 2.

  24. sunny says:

    what is the song that plays at the beginning!!!!!