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Release Date:
16 December 1975 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and... See more »
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 85)

Valerie Bertinelli ... Barbara Cooper / ... (208 episodes, 1975-1984)

Bonnie Franklin ... Ann Romano / ... (205 episodes, 1975-1984)

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Dwayne F. Schneider (199 episodes, 1975-1984)

Mackenzie Phillips ... Julie Cooper / ... (120 episodes, 1975-1983)
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Series Directed by
Alan Rafkin (123 episodes, 1978-1983)
Herbert Kenwith (47 episodes, 1976-1978)
Noam Pitlik (18 episodes, 1975-1984)
Tony Singletary (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Howard Morris (4 episodes, 1976)
Don Richardson (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Norman Campbell (2 episodes, 1976)
Sandy Kenyon (2 episodes, 1976)
Selig Frank (2 episodes, 1984)
Bonnie Franklin (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Whitney Blake (209 episodes, 1975-1984)
Norman Lear (209 episodes, 1975-1984)
Allan Manings (209 episodes, 1975-1984)
Dick Bensfield (53 episodes, 1975-1984)
Perry Grant (53 episodes, 1975-1984)
Bud Wiser (25 episodes, 1976-1983)
George Tibbles (16 episodes, 1981-1984)
Joseph Bonaduce (15 episodes, 1977-1983)
Ron Bloomberg (15 episodes, 1979-1982)
Dinah Kirgo (14 episodes, 1978-1981)
Julie Kirgo (14 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jack Elinson (12 episodes, 1975-1980)
Norman Paul (9 episodes, 1975-1977)
Paul Perlove (8 episodes, 1982-1983)
Pat Harrington Jr. (7 episodes, 1978-1983)
James Burr Johnson (7 episodes, 1978-1983)
Gy Waldron (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
David Silverman (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Stephen Sustarsic (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Michael S. Baser (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kim Weiskopf (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Anne Anderson (3 episodes, 1978-1982)
Mitzi McCall (3 episodes, 1978-1982)
Kris Kincade (3 episodes, 1978)
Bernie Thomann (3 episodes, 1979-1982)
Linda Marsh (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Margie Peters (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Deidre Fay (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Paul Haggis (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Stuart Wolpert (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Kevin Hopps (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Illes (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
James R. Stein (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ed Jurist (2 episodes, 1979)
Annie Caroline Schuler (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Anthony Bonaduce (2 episodes, 1981-1983)
Arnold Kane (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Peter Noah (2 episodes, 1982)
C.M. Leon (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Margaret Weisman (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Linda Elstad (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Patricia Fass Palmer .... associate producer / co-producer (124 episodes, 1976-1984)
Dick Bensfield .... producer / executive producer (123 episodes, 1976-1984)
Perry Grant .... producer / executive producer (123 episodes, 1976-1984)
Bud Wiser .... producer (98 episodes, 1979-1983)
Alan Rafkin .... executive producer (51 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jack Elinson .... executive producer (37 episodes, 1976-1979)
Deidre Fay .... producer (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Stuart Wolpert .... producer (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Allan Manings .... producer (15 episodes, 1975-1976)
Norman Paul .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tony Yarlett (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kris Trexler (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Grant Johnson (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kelly Sandefur (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Barney Robinson (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Larry Harris (3 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Pat Kirkland (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Eve Brandstein (8 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jane Murray (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marc Hirschfeld (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Robin Stoltz (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Don Roberts (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (23 episodes, 1976-1982)
Bob Breen (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jim Mees (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
 
Series Costume Design by
Betsey Potter (19 episodes, 1977-1984)
Rita Riggs (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dana Nye .... assistant makeup artist (24 episodes, 1977)
Michael Lorenz .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1976-1982)
Sylvia Surdu .... hair stylist (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
James Encao .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1981-1984)
Penelope Staley .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Production Management
Alan Horn .... production supervisor (73 episodes, 1978-1981)
Al Burton .... production supervisor (51 episodes, 1981-1983)
Willie Geiger .... unit manager (17 episodes, 1976-1980)
Deborah Jones .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1981)
Ken Stump .... in charge of production (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Selig Frank .... associate director (20 episodes, 1976-1981)
Pat Fischer-Doak .... associate director (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Hal Collins .... post production associate director (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
Tony Jacobucci .... property master (18 episodes, 1976-1980)
Ken Dawson .... property master (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Carl Buck .... property master (2 episodes, 1981)
Jim Wagner .... property master (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Houston .... sound mixer / audio (172 episodes, 1975-1982)
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer (70 episodes, 1981-1984)
James L. Mylenek .... audio (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Woody Langley .... audio (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hal Kolker .... audio consultant (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Art Warshaw .... audio consultant (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Myles Weiner .... audio (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Don Helvey .... audio (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Glover .... lighting director (62 episodes, 1976-1979)
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (13 episodes, 1976-1979)
Dave Johnson .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Mikel Neiers .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Vito J. Giambalvo .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1975-1980)
Dan Johnson .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Casting Department
Jane Murray .... casting executive (19 episodes, 1977-1983)
 
Series Music Department
Jeff Barry .... composer: theme music (209 episodes, 1975-1984)
Nancy Barry .... composer: theme music (209 episodes, 1975-1984)
Polly Cutter .... theme song: sung by (209 episodes, 1975-1984)
 
Series Other crew
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (94 episodes, 1980-1984)
Fran McConnell .... production supervisor (76 episodes, 1978-1984)
Marc Bass .... maintenance engineer (27 episodes, 1975-1976)
Al Burton .... production consultant (21 episodes, 1976-1981)
Pat Fischer-Doak .... production associate / production assistant / ... (18 episodes, 1976-1981)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (13 episodes, 1975-1976)
Dick Bensfield .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
Jack Elinson .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
Perry Grant .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1976-1979)
Joseph Bonaduce .... story editor (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Patricia Edwards .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Norman Paul .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 1976-1978)
Howard Miller .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Ron Bloomberg .... script consultant / executive script consultant (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dinah Kirgo .... story editor / executive story consultant (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Julie Kirgo .... story editor / executive story consultant (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
David Eisenbise .... technical director (7 episodes, 1977-1980)
Patricia Berlly .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
Molly De Hetre .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Pamela Varney .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jimmy Carr .... technical director (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bud Wiser .... script consultant / executive script consultant (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Madeline Cripe .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Clint Miller .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Glenn Padnick .... production consultant (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Shawn Shea .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
George Tibbles .... creative consultant (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Dick Jacobsen .... technical director (3 episodes, 1977)
Paul Haggis .... story editor (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Constance Kaplan .... production consultant (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Tracey Ormandy .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Patricia Fisher .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Smith .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Brooke Buhrman .... program liaison (2 episodes, 1982)
Bob Jones .... technical director (2 episodes, 1982)
Paul Perlove .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1982)
Linda Elstad .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1983)
Kimberly Hill .... story editor (2 episodes, 1983)
Jim Johnson .... technical director (2 episodes, 1983)
Chuck Reilly .... technical director (2 episodes, 1983)
 

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The premise for this show (a family led by a single working mom) was inspired by actress/writer/single mom Whitney Blake. One of Blake's children, Meredith Baxter, would go on to play a sitcom mom on "Family Ties" (1982).See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of the great successful sitcoms of the 1970's that broke ground in television, 28 March 2008
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

"One Day At A Time" is one of those great shows that came out of the 1970's that showed how far women had come in terms of equality. This was the first sitcom to show a divorced woman who moves to Indianapolis,Indiana with her two daughters to start a new life for themselves. Created by Whitney Blake along with her husband Allan Manings and executive producer Norman Lear,this was one the CBS-TV network's successful shows that had a strong running staying power of nine seasons producing 209 episodes from the groundbreaking premiere episode on December 16,1975 to the final episode of the series on May 28,1984. This was a sitcom that broke the mold in television history and it came out during the status of the women's movement and not to mention the first series to deal with divorce and more importantly its effect on the children. More important,the show was revolutionary in taking on subjects head on and dealing with those situations which basically all or some were solved within a half-hour. "One Day At A Time" is right up there with the other Norman Lear classics and like those other shows it took on relevant issues head on which was something from the likes nobody wouldn't expect when the series premiered in 1975. And it did this in grand style where a single woman can have a career,raise a family without the support of any man and can raise awareness concerning those issues affecting other women and her surrounding community. Revolutionary for its time when it premiered in late 1975 from Norman Lear,the man who brought us "All In The Family","Maude","Sanford and Son","Good Times",and "The Jeffersons".

Bonnie Franklin played the red-haired divorcée Ann Romano who was the mother of two hysterical teenage daughters;the oldest daughter Barbara (Mackenzie Phillips),and the youngest Julie(Valerie Bertinelli). The apartment handyman,Schneider(Pat Harrington,Jr.)was also somewhat of a protector and sometime mentor of Ann and her girls and came to help out in times of troubles or crisis. Nanette Fabray played her mother,and Richard Masur played Ann's boyfriend after her divorce. Mary Louise-Wilson was the feisty sex symbol and Ann's next door neighbor Ginny Wrobilcki.Overall this was a groundbreaking series that not only focus on divorce,but teen issues,drug abuse,alcoholism,the dangers of unprotected sex,rape,teen pregnancy,spousal abuse,and emotional problems.One episode dealt with the oldest daughter messing around with a junkie which was an episode(and a very good one I might add)that went toe to toe with the dangers of drugs and not to mention suicide where Ann risked her life to save her daughter from a neighborhood drug pusher in the community,which was Barbara's total loser of a boyfriend.

When the show premiered during the 1975-1976 season,CBS aired it on Tuesday nights opposite the mini-series "Rich Man-Poor Man"(on ABC)and went up against the competition of Angie Dickinson's "Policewoman"(on NBC). However,"One Day At A Time" did very well in ratings during the first season which was on that Tuesday night line-up that CBS had which consisted of Tony Orlando's musical-variety show and M*A*S*H. During the 1979-1980 season,the network moved the show to its powerhouse Sunday night line-up which included "60 Minutes","All In The Family", "The Jeffersons","Alice",and the medical drama "Trapper John,MD". From there the show was in the top ten of the Nielsen until its final season during the 1983-1984 season,where it moved to Monday nights opposite "Newhart",and "M*A*S*H".

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