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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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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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2016 TCM Classic Film Festival Adds Angela Lanbury, Rita Moreno and Billy Dee Williams To Lineup!

When the TCM Film Festival screens John Frankenheimer’s classic The Manchurian Candidate, Angela Lansbury will be in the house.

Rita Moreno will introduce a screening of The King and I, and Billy Dee Williams will present a screening of Brian’s Song.

A conversation between investigative journalist Carl Bernstein and Spotlight’s director, Tom McCarthy, and screenwriter, Josh Singer, will be an opening night highlight. For more details on these and other recently added events, follow the jump.

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The Screen Actors Guild To Bestow Life Achievement Award Upon Rita Moreno!

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Even if – unlikely as it might seem – the name isn’t familiar, her face will recognized by many generations. Rita Moreno has won  a host major awards – an Oscar®, two Emmys®, a Tony® a Grammy®, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of the Arts.

Now she is being feted with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. With lead or major supporting roles in classic films like The King and I, West Side Story (winning the Oscar) and Singin’ in the Rain; on television, she currently co-stars on TVLand’s Happily divorced but has has key roles on shows like B.L. Stryker (with Burt Reynolds), 9 to 5 and The Cosby Mysteries. Her work on stage includes the female take on The Odd Couple, The Glass Menagerie, a Tony-nominated performance in The National Health and a Tony win for The Ritz. Kids of all ages will know her from several appearances on The Muppet Show and The Electric Company.

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 8th, 2014. For more details, check out the official press release after the jump.

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