The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis.
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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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Norman Lear, who brought you "All in the Family", "Maude", Good Times", and "The Jeffersons" now brings you "One Day at a Time" (season 1) See more »

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16 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Ginny Wroblicki was played by two actresses. In one of the filmed Pilots she was played by Norman Lear and Tandem Productions alumnus Marcia Rodd. She was eventually taken out of the pilot, because it was deemed she was unnecessary, and drew attention away from Bonnie Franklin. The character was brought back, played by Mary Louise Wilson, during the 1977 season to fill the void left by the departure of Richard Masur (David Kane), only to vanish again at the end of the season, because of reported conflicts between Wilson and Bonnie Franklin. See more »

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It's clear that the external shot of the the building where Anne Romano and her daughter's 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 »

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[Repeated line]
Ann Romano Royer: Oh My God!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Morrissey (1992) See more »

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A great "Time"....
19 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just like Ann Romano (Franklin), this show's a survivor.

"One Day at a Time" is one of those great shows that came out in the '70s that showed how far women had come in TV terms. In the '60s, you'd never have seen a show about a divorced woman who moved to Indianapolis with her daughters (Phillips, Bertinelli) to start a new life for themselves.

And what a great character they had in Ann Romano: spirited, opinionated, a fighter and someone who didn't take the bull that men fed her and fought tooth and nail for everything she had. A lot of that strength was from anger, naturally, but she modulated it well.

Then there was always Schneider (Harrington), the apartment super where she lived. Something of a ladies' man, he was always around to fix someone's pipes (if you know what I mean), but Ann wisely kept her distance. She knew a goof when she saw one, and Schneider's scenes were largely played for laughs. Good choice.

In fact, the whole series had a great run and never lacked for story lines (women's rights, divorce, suicide, runaways) but was a real showcase for Franklin, who was terrific. Hey, TV suits; give her another series as good as this one!

Ten stars for "One Day at a Time", a TV series whose "Time"-ing was perfect.


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