“Get ready for more ‘One Day at a Time.’ Season 3 is coming!” says Netflix’s new video announcing that its critically acclaimed sitcom has been renewed for a third season (watch it above). The series premiered in January 2017 and returned for its second season in January 2018. This renewal on March 26 comes exactly two months after the show premiered its latest batch of episodes.
“One Day” is a remake of the classic Norman Lear sitcom about a single mother raising two children that originally ran on CBS from 1975-1984. But the new version is markedly different. It’s still about a single mom with two kids, but in this case she’s a Cuban-American army veteran coping with depression, and her family members are also dealing with issues like immigration, racism and sexual identity. But it’s still got the legendary Lear (best known for “All in the Family”) as an executive producer.
Like seasons one and two, the third season of “One Day at a Time” will consist of 13 half-hour episodes, which will premiere in 2019. Justina Machado is returning in the lead role as Penelope Alvarez, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz will be back as her children Elena and Alex, and Rita Moreno will continue her role as Penelope’s mother Lydia.
The first season of the series earned a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Best Comedy Series, and Moreno picked up a Critics’ Choice nom for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. But the show’s only nomination at the Emmys was Best Multi-Camera Picture Editing for Patricia Barnett for the episode “A Snowman’s Tale.” Will the show increase its nominations haul in 2018, and again in 2019?
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