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Netflix’s One Day at a Time Mimics Original; for Season Two Announcement!

One Day At A Time – (L-R) Alex Alvarez (Marcel Ruiz), Lydia Riera (Rita Moreno), Penelope Alverez (Justina Machado), Schneider (Todd Grinnell) and Elena Alvarez (Isabella Gomez) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

The second season of Netflix has been announced in a new video in which the show’s cast re-enact/pay homage to the opening credits from the 1975 original.

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40th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Announced!

2017 Kennedy Center Honorees – Standing, left to right: LL COOL J, Lionel Richie; Seated, left to right: Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear, Gloria Estefan – Photo courtesy of CBS.

The 40th Annual Kennedy Centers Honors will salute a group of renowned artists that include: LL Cool J, Lionel Ritchie, Carman de Lavallade, Norman Lear and Gloria Estefan.

Presenters/Performers include: Stevie Wonder, Jon Secada, Rachel Bloom, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, Meryl Streep, Eva Longoria and more.

The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast on Tuesday, December 26th (9/8C).

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Norman Lear Leads 2017 Kennedy Center Honorees!

Renowned television writer and producer Norman Lear is one of this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees – along with actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie.

They will be recognized during that 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, to be broadcast on Tuesday, December 26th (CBS, 9/8C).

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Amy Poehler Joins Norman Lear on First All of the Above Podcast!

All of the Above – Paul Hipp, Amy Poehler and Norman Lear on the first edition of Lear’s new podcast – Photo courtesy of podcastone

The first edition of Norman Lear’s podcast, All of the Above, debuts today with inaugural guest Amy Poehler.

Subjects that came up include: religious history and its effect on human kind, Amy’s recent pilot with Carol Burnett and how Burnett inspired her high school musical performance in Once Upon a Mattress, and the differing points of views across generations.

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TV Legend Norman Lear To Host Wide-Ranging Podcast All of the Above!

All of the Above – Pictured (left to right): Paul Hipp, Amy Poehler and Norman Lear – Photo courtesy of podcastone.

Norman Lear is a Hollywood Legend. He has created controversial/topical hit series like All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, One Day at a Time and The Jeffersons.

As he approaches his 95th birthday, Lear has taken on a new challenge – hosting All of the Above, a weekly podcast taking listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, politics, social issues and more.

Guests will include celebrities (a partial list follows), politicians, and everyday people.

Lear will be joined each week by his great friend, actor, composer and sidekick, Paul Hipp. All of ther Above premieres on podcastone on May 1st.

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One Day at a Time Adds Lustre to Norman Lear’s Career!

One Day At A Time – L-R – Marcel Ruiz, Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez  Photo courtesy of Netflix

Unlike another revived/sequelized sitcom at Netflix (*cough*FullerHouse*cough*), the new One Day at a Time is not just a great sitcom, it’s proof that revivifying an old show doesn’t mean it has to be limited by the constraints of the original.

In this case, the new series is – at the very least – a match for the original in virtually every way.

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A Legend Updates Himself Trailer: One Day at a Time!

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Norman Lear’s classic sitcom One Day at a Time has been re-imagined for the 21st Century – the tale of a newly single mother and her family is now the story of a Cuban American family.

The mother, a military veteran, and her two strong-willed millennial kids get some not-always-appreciated support from her old school mom and their building’s super.

The stellar cast includes Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz.

One Day at a Time premieres on Netflix on January 6, 2017. The trailer follows the jump.

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