This is it! One Day at a Time returns with its much-anticipated second season Friday, January 26, exclusively on Netflix, and to celebrate, the cast came together to make a special video tribute to the original series. Watch Justina Machado, Rita Moreno and the rest of the One Day family announce the Season 2 premiere date and pay hilarious homage to the original series with a frame-for-frame recreation of the opening credits. Afterward, enjoy the original One Day at a Time title sequence and marvel at just how exact this reenactment really is.
The new video features all of the new actors re-enacting their characters' actions from the original main title theme from Season 2 of the original series, set to the original theme song performed by Polly Cutter. The opening theme for the original show's first season was much different, showing divorced mother Barbara Cooper (Bonnie Franklin) moving her two children (Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli), but it was changed to this now-iconic theme for Season 2, comprised of scenes from the first season. The original series was created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, and developed by TV legend Norman Lear, based on Whitney Blake's experience of raising her three kids, one of whom was future actress Meredith Baxter-Birney, after her divorce from her first husband. It isn't clear if the Netflix original series will change its opening title scene for the second season as well.
The one big difference in this re-creation is Stephen Tobolowsky's new character Dr. Leslie Berkowitz, who is seen at the end of this new video adjusting the camera before joining the family picture. This character wasn't featured in the original series, but in this series, he portrays the boss of Justina Machado's Penelope and family friend. While it remains to be seen when new footage of the Netflix remake, will debut, Season 2 will feature new cast member Ed Quinn as an EMT who reunites with Penelope after they served together in Kabul. They both reunite at the hospital Penelope works at, and the character could become a potential love interest.
A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear's classic sitcom, One Day at a Time is an hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the "help" of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidant. Through an contemporary lens, One Day at a Time offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad, and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile.
One Day at a Time stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz. Norman Lear executive produces, with Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce executive producing and co-showrunning. Michael Garcia and Brent Miller also executive produce. One Day at a Time is produced by Sony Television Productions for Netflix. Take a look at this re-creation of the classic One Day at a Time opening theme, courtesy of Netflix YouTube, along with the original theme from the classic sitcom.