One Day at a Time (1975–1984)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,751 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 6 critic

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 »

0Check in

Watch Now

on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 07 Mar 2011
a list of 25 titles
created 17 May 2011
a list of 36 titles
created 08 Oct 2013
a list of 48 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: One Day at a Time (1975–1984)

One Day at a Time (1975–1984) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One Day at a Time.

User Polls




9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1984   1983   1982   1981   1980   1979   … See all »
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Alice (1976–1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback
The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta
Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page
The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn
Three's Company (1977–1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers
Good Times (1974–1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis
The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily
What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

What's Happening is loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High written by Eric Monte. Monte created What's Happening and was also a co-creator and writer for the TV series Good Times.

Stars: Haywood Nelson, Ernest Thomas, Danielle Spencer
Maude (1972–1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain
Night Court (1984–1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll
Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Parents Guide:





Release Date:

16 December 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au fil des jours  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(209 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

See  »

Did You Know?


Mackenzie Phillips (Julie) and Valerie Bertinelli (Barbara) were actually the same age. Phillips was taller and wiry, while Bertinelli was round-faced and looked like the younger of the two, so Phillips was cast as the older sister. 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.
See more »


Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: 4 Chefs Compete (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Elliott the stalker Beachbirds
Theme song Beachbirds
Do you think they made Ed too good, too likeable? dollymaeflow
This show went on way too long dollymaeflow
70's fashion johnny_burnaway
Is the show funny? How did Bonnie Franklin get on TV? hottestmexu
Discuss One Day at a Time (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page