TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
One Day At A Time was originally titled "All About Us" and was just about a single divorced mother raising her daughter. It was written by Whitney Mannings Blake and was based on her own true life experiences raising her daughter Meredith Baxter Birney. She presented to all the networks back in the 60s but no one bought it. By the time CBS and Norman Lear optioned it she was too old; it was already 1975. Ironically; by the time One Day At a Time made it to the air, in the 1975-1976 season; Meredith Baxter Birney landed a role in another hit family TV show; the critically acclaimed Arron Spelling drama 'Family".
The light bulb is out in my bedroom! What are we going to do?
The complete opening credit sequences in each episode were cut from one minute to thirty seconds in syndication. Episodes now airing on Nick at Nite have restored the complete opening credit sequences. Original syndication episodes released in 1987 retain their original versions of the Paramount Pictures ID Jingle. Current Nick at Nite episodes feature the current Paramount TV ID.