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One Day at a Time 

The misadventures of a divorced mother, her family, and their building superintendent in Indianapolis.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Valerie Bertinelli ...  Barbara Cooper / ... 209 episodes, 1975-1984
Bonnie Franklin ...  Ann Romano / ... 208 episodes, 1975-1984
Pat Harrington Jr. ...  Dwayne F. Schneider 204 episodes, 1975-1984
Mackenzie Phillips ...  Julie Cooper / ... 123 episodes, 1975-1983
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Storyline

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) See more »

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Comedy

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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au fil des jours See more »

Filming Locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(209 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The premise for this show (a family led by a single working mom) was inspired by actress, writer, and 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 »

Goofs

It's clear that the external shot of the the building where Anne Romano and her daughter's live does not match up with interior set used during the series. The Spanish style windows do not match up with the windows shown inside the apartment, for example. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Norman Lear/Boz Scaggs (1976) See more »

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loved that atmosphere and Bonnie Franklin too
21 March 2003 | by nils_astherSee all my reviews

My memories about this series are mostly aesthetic. I perfectly remember a wide, fancy, bold furnished condo's apartment where Ann Romano Royer was used to live into with her hysterical daughters. I did appreciated Bonnie Franklin performing as a hurrican's strength in spite of her sweet, sophisticated glance. I still consider Franklin a sensitive artist, a talented actress. Too bad not to see her around nowadays, in Europe at least!


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