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One Day at a Time (1975–1984)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
 Barbara Cooper / ... (208 episodes, 1975-1984)
 Ann Romano / ... (205 episodes, 1975-1984)
 Dwayne F. Schneider (199 episodes, 1975-1984)
 Julie Cooper / ... (121 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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16 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Au fil des jours  »

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The set used as the travel agency where Barbara and Max work during the final season was later used as Al Bundy's shoe store on 'Married With Children (1988)'. In a few episodes of this show, a "New Market Mall" sign is visible through the windows. See more »


Duane Schneider: [after hearing Ms. Romano had a heart attack] Women don't get heart attacks. They give 'em.
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Featured in The One Day at a Time Reunion (2005) See more »

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One Day a Time!
10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show was a revolutionary in the women's movement. Bonnie Franklin played red head divorcée and mother of two teenage daughters who moves from Loganport, Indiana to the big city of Indianapolis. Her daughters are played by the wonderful, Valerie Bertinelli, and Mackenzie Phillips. They played Barbara and Julie. Remember Schneider who frequented the apartment as the building handyman. Nan Fabray who played Ann's mother. I loved Richard Masur as Ann's first boyfriend after her divorce. I thought he should have stayed on but it wouldn't work if Ann remarried so soon after the divorce papers were inked. I remember Shelley Fabares on the show as one of her co-workers as well as Mary Louise Wilson as a cocktail waitress neighbor. It was one of the few shows that I could recall was set in Indianapolis. I thought the show was well-written most of the time and the acting was worthy of the Emmys it received. They don't make shows like this. I remember the apartment layout most of all. Despite Phillips' substance problems, Valerie was truly a star in the making. The show grew and evolved and was well-loved by its audience.

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