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Complete series cast summary:
 Ann Romano / ... (208 episodes, 1975-1984)
 Barbara Cooper / ... (208 episodes, 1975-1984)
 Dwayne F. Schneider / ... (203 episodes, 1975-1984)
 Julie Cooper / ... (123 episodes, 1975-1983)


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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A mother who's trying to double as father. Two headstrong daughters. A series of the world's least likely (and most amorous) men. The result is a bubbling mixture of small chuckles and big laughs that just won't quit. (season 1)



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16 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Au fil des jours  »

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Did You Know?


The "All in the Family" episode "Edith's 50th Birthday", involving a storyline where Edith's battling a would-be rapist on her birthday, was originally intended for " One Day at a Time". Ironically, instead of David Dukes playing Anne's rapist (as he does on "All in the Family"), he plays her boyfriend in "The Maestro". See more »


[Urging Barbara not to lose her virginity]
Duane Schneider: Always remember, and please never forget: A man is like a bow-and-arrow, and a woman is like a target. Bow-and-arrow needs practice. Target doesn't.
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Referenced in Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road (2006) 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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