The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis.
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 Ann Romano / ... (208 episodes, 1975-1984)
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 Barbara Cooper / ... (208 episodes, 1975-1984)
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 Dwayne F. Schneider / ... (204 episodes, 1975-1984)
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 Julie Cooper / ... (123 episodes, 1975-1983)
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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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The "boy on the show who experiments with smoking and accidentally causes a huge fire" storyline had already been used on Happy Days and Little House on the Prairie before One Day at a Time used it in the 1982 "Mrs. O'Leary's Kids" episode. See more »

Goofs

The family supposedly moves from Logansport,Indiana to Indianapolis at the beginning of the series. However, the area where they are shown departing is clearly not "Logansport" which is a small city of roughly 20k located in the north-central portion of the state. No major interstates run in or near Logansport and the city is surround by farmland and some low rolling hills. See more »

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Julie Cooper Horvath: She's one of the most independent women I've ever met.
Ann Romano Royer: She's not independent, she one of the most dependent women I've ever seen.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Morrissey (1992) See more »

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Great show at the beginning - got old when the daughters did
30 December 2000 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See 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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