Netflix’s freshman comedy “One Day at a Time,” loosely based on the 1980s CBS sitcom of the same name, staged an A-list Emmy event Tuesday night at the network’s immersive FYSEE experience in Beverly Hills. It’s Netflix’s third such Emmy reception in a row following their massive kickoff party on Sunday and then Monday’s event with Kevin Spacey to promote “House of Cards” Season 5.
Following a special screening of clips from the show, “One Day at a Time” cast members Rita Moreno (as Lydia Riera), Justina Machado (as Penelope Alvarez) and Isabella Gomez (as Elena Alvarez) were joined by co-creator/executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett and director Pamela Fryman in a fun panel discussion. Valerie Bertinelli, who starred in the original series, was the evening’s guest moderator.
A reimagining of Norman Lear’s iconic sitcom that lasted nine seasons, Netflix’s version of “One Day at a Time” follows three generations of a Cuban-American family as they navigate the ups and downs of life in hilarious fashion. The show also stars Todd Grinnell, Marcel Ruiz and Stephen Tobolowsky. CBS’s original laffer won two Emmy Awards: Best Comedy Directing for Alan Rafkin in 1982 and Best Comedy Supporting Actor for Pat Harrington in 1984.
Netflix’s colossal FYSEE space will highlight many of their major Emmy contenders throughout the month. Dozens of props, costumes and more are showcased throughout the 24,000-square-foot space, including a life-size “House of Cards,” a “Stranger Things” room with prop bicycles, an “Orange is the New Black” wall with real oranges, an “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” rotating wardrobe, and “The Crown’s” titular crown, costumes and dishware.
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