Sunday, December 16, 2018

This Day in TV History: This was it (this was it): One Day at a Time premieres

On Tuesday, December 16, 1975, the NormanLearverse was expanded yet again as One Day at a Time debuted on CBS:

Despite running for 9 seasons and over 200 episodes, the show has a relatively low profile today. It has been on Antenna TV in recent years, but I thought the Netflix remake would give it a higher profile.

This premiere episode was part of a CBS lineup that featured Good Times at 8, Joe and Sons at 8:30, MASH at 9, and ODAT before an episode of SwitchJoe and Sons lasted only 14 episodes. From Douglas Cramer's company, it starred Richard Castellano as a widower. Also in the cast: Jimmy Baio and Jerry Stiller.

Also on that night, Johnny Carson welcomed Shecky Greene, Ted Knight, and Ethel Merman to The Tonight Show!

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