‘ONE DAY AT A TIME’ ANIMATED SPECIAL PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 16 ON POP TV





‘ONE DAY AT A TIME’ ANIMATED SPECIAL PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 16 ON POP TV

AND GETS EVEN MORE COLORFUL

WITH SPECIAL GUEST STARS

GLORIA ESTEFAN, MELISSA FUMERO, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Credit: Smiley Guy Studios

Photo Caption (left to right): Mirtha (Gloria Estefan), Estrellita (Melissa Fumero), Juanito (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Schneider (Todd Grinnell), Penelope (Justina Machado), Elena (Isabella Gomez), Alex (Marcel Ruiz), Lydia (Rita Moreno), Flavio and Gloria Estefan (Gloria Estefan).

LOS ANGELES – MAY, 14 2020 – Pop TV today announced the ONE DAY AT A TIME animated special will premiere on June 16th and include special guest stars Gloria Estefan, Melissa Fumero and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Television series had its mid-season finale on April 14th due to production stoppages as a result of COVID-19. The animated special, titled, ‘The Politics Episode,’ will be fully executed remotely and premiere on Pop TV Tuesday, June 16th at 9:30PM ET/PT following a marathon of the current season.

Gloria Estefan and Melissa Fumero, both return to ONE DAY AT A TIME, reprising their roles, but this time, they’ll be animated. As for Lin-Manuel Miranda, he makes his debut on the series. The special will center around Penelope’s conservative cousin Estrellita (Melissa Fumero), Tia Mirtha (Gloria Estefan), and Tio Juanito (Lin-Manuel Miranda) coming to visit and with the impending election, they won’t be able to avoid fighting over politics.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the award-winning comedy inspired by Emmy® winner Norman Lear’s 1975 series of the same name tells the story of the Cuban American Alvarez family. The show features Penelope (Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Justina Machado), her mother Lydia (Emmy, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® winner Rita Moreno), Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky), Schneider (Todd Grinnell)), Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz).

ONE DAY AT A TIME is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and GloNation in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Brent Miller serving as executive producers. The special is also produced by Jonas Diamond, Executive Producer and Co-Owner of Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto, who will be overseeing the animation.

You can follow along with One Day at a Time across social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok and join the conversation using #OneDayAtATime.

About Pop TV

Pop TV, part of the ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, is a fully distributed entertainment media brand featuring fun, comedy-leaning programming for The Modern Grownup® – engaged fans, raised on network TV, who came of age in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Pop is TV the way it should be – effortlessly entertaining and home to some of the most buzzed-about shows in all of television. They include pop culture phenomenon and four-time Emmy®-nominated comedy series Schitt’s Creek, and fan-adored, culturally significant, One Day At A Time. Pop TV also features a lineup of “Still Awesome” movies and television hits our audience grew up enjoying including: Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, ER and Gilmore Girls. Pop is available on all major cable and satellite providers, through the downloadable app PopNow and on most over-the-top streaming services. To learn more, visit https://poptv.com/.



“One Day at a Time” Gets the Animated Treatment





“One Day at a Time” Gets the Animated Treatment with Pop TV’s First Ever Animation Special
“In my 97 years, I’ve never known of a multicam comedy to animate a single episode as a special. Even this I get to experience,” remarked legendary producer Norman Lear.

[via press release from Pop]
“ONE DAY AT A TIME” GETS THE ANIMATED TREATMENT WITH POP TV’S FIRST EVER ANIMATION SPECIAL
Timely Twist on Norman Lear’s Beloved Sitcom To Premiere Later This Spring with Casting Currently Underway
LOS ANGELES – APRIL, 28 2020 – Pop TV today announced a first of its kind “One Day at a Time” animated special. “In my 97 years, I’ve never known of a multicam comedy to animate a single episode as a special. Even this I get to experience,” remarked legendary producer Norman Lear. The critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Television series premiered in March and has grown its ratings week-over-week, setting a new season high with its fourth episode on April 14th .
In response to COVID-19, production was put on hold so executive producer and co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett landed on the idea of an animated special. Production will be completed remotely and will premiere later this spring. The mid-season finale of ONE DAY AT A TIME airs tonight at 9:30PM ET/PT on Pop TV and will simulcast on TV Land.
The ONE DAY AT A TIME animated special centers around Penelope’s conservative family visiting. Penelope dreads that with the election coming up, they won’t be able to avoid fighting over politics. The Alvarez family spends the episode discussing strategies of how to get through it, illustrated through fantasy sequences. Jonas Diamond, Executive Producer and Co-Owner of Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto will be overseeing the animation. The cast will all voice their own characters and will be joined by celebrity guests to be announced at a later date.
“As we all know, it’s hard to keep ONE DAY AT A TIME off the air. During this unprecedented time, we wanted to find a way to keep our family – on camera and behind the scenes – together and create more entertaining content for our fans who are self-distancing at home,” said Kellett. “This animated special gives us an exciting opportunity to imagine the Alvarez family in a colorful new way while continuing to tell important and relevant stories.”
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the award-winning comedy inspired by Emmy(R) winner Norman Lear’s 1975 series of the same name tells the story of the Cuban American Alvarez family. The show features Penelope (Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Justina Machado), her mother Lydia (Emmy, Grammy(R), Oscar(R) and Tony(R) winner Rita Moreno), Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky), Schneider (Todd Grinnell), Avery (India de Beaufort), Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz).
ONE DAY AT A TIME is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and GloNation in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Brent Miller serving as executive producers.
About Pop TV
Pop TV, part of the ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, is a fully distributed entertainment media brand featuring fun, comedy-leaning programming for The Modern Grownup(R) – engaged fans, raised on network TV, who came of age in the ’80s and ’90s. Pop is TV the way it should be – effortlessly entertaining and home to some of the most buzzed-about shows in all of television. They include pop culture phenomenon and four-time Emmy(R)-nominated comedy series Schitt’s Creek, and fan-adored, culturally significant, One Day At A Time. Pop TV also features a lineup of “Still Awesome” movies and television hits our audience grew up enjoying including: Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, ER and Gilmore Girls. Pop is available on all major cable and satellite providers, through the downloadable app PopNow and on most over-the-top streaming services. To learn more, visit https://poptv.com/.



Pop TV’s Emmy®-winning comedy ONE DAY AT A TIME will be supersized in a simulcast event






Pop TV’s Emmy®-winning comedy ONE DAY AT A TIME will be supersized in a simulcast event with ViacomCBS sibling networks TV Land and Logo on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The highly-anticipated new season can be previewed in a new trailer released today:

ONE DAY A TIME airs following all-new episodes of the final season of SCHITT’S CREEK, and will move to its permanent time slot April 14th – Tuesdays, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
We are all taking it one day at a time right now, and we hope sharing a night #AloneTogether with the Alvarez family helps bring some moments of laughter to your home and family.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the award-winning comedy inspired by Emmy® winner Norman Lear’s 1975 series of the same name will continue to tell the story of the Cuban American Alvarez family throughout 13 original episodes. This season will find Penelope (Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Justina Machado) exploring a surprising relationship, her mother Lydia (Emmy, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® winner Rita Moreno) experiencing a religious crisis – as well as revealing the details of her surprise trip to Cuba with Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky), and Schneider (Todd Grinnell) finding his relationship with Avery (India de Beaufort) growing deeper. Meanwhile, Elena (Isabella Gomez) begins to prepare for college and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) starts to date.
Follow One Day at a Time on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Facebook and subscribe to PopTV on YouTube! Join in with the conversation using #ODAAT all season long!



POP TV CELEBRATES THE END OF SCHITT’S CREEK WITH BEHIND-THE-SCENES SPECIAL





POP TV CELEBRATES THE END OF SCHITT’S CREEK WITH BEHIND-THE-SCENES SPECIAL BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL
PREMIERING TUESDAY, APRIL 7 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT

New Hour-Long Documentary Provides Intimate Look at the Final Season of the Emmy®-Nominated Comedy Series

Watch Preview of BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL

LOS ANGELES – MARCH 12, 2020 – After six celebrated seasons and enough awards and nominations to make Moira Rose swoon, Pop TV is celebrating its breakout hit SCHITT’S CREEK with the ultimate farewell for fans: an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the beloved series with the special Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell. The inside look will debut on Pop TV on April 7 at 8:30PM ET/PT immediately following the series finale, which is being supersized in a simulcast across Pop TV, Comedy Central and Logo in a special event at a new time, 8PM ET/PT.

“As we celebrate the end of SCHITT’S CREEK, we couldn’t do it without creating a special TV moment to send this historic series out on top,“ said Brad Schwartz, President, Pop TV. “This must-watch behind the scenes doc is the perfect way to honor a series that has made an impact in so many people’s lives, with enduring characters and stories filled with heart, humor and honesty that will stand the test of time.”

BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL, directed by Amy Segal, is a celebration of the four-time Emmy®-nominated comedy series and its undeniable cultural impact. Fans will go behind the scenes for the first time, with never-before-seen footage of wardrobe fittings, the emotional final table read, audition tapes, and more. The special will feature interviews with the cast, creators, journalists, and celebrity superfans including Paula Abdul, Will Arnett, Carol Burnett, Cameron Crowe, Tony Hale, Amy Sedaris, Johnny Weir, and more.

Commissioned by CBC, BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL is produced by Best Wishes, Inc. Representing Best Wishes Inc, the Executive Producers are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Amy Segal, Andrew Barnsley, and Fred Levy. Amy Segal is the director. For CBC, the Executive Producers are Sally Catto, Trish Williams, and Greig Dymond. For Pop TV, the Executive Producers are Brad Schwartz and Elizabeth Allan-Harrington. BEST WISHES, WARMEST REGARDS: A SCHITT’S CREEK FAREWELL is produced in association with CBC and Pop TV and distributed internationally by ITV Studios.

Co-created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, SCHITT’S CREEK is a half-hour, single-camera comedy starring an ensemble cast including Emmy-nominated Eugene Levy, Emmy-nominated Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Levy and Karen Robinson.

Commissioned by CBC, SCHITT’S CREEK is produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc. and created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. The Executive Producers are Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is produced in association with CBC and Pop TV and distributed internationally by ITV Studios.

About Pop TV
Pop TV, part of the ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, is a fully distributed entertainment media brand featuring fun, comedy-leaning programming for The Modern Grownup® – engaged fans, raised on network TV, who came of age in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Pop is TV the way it should be – effortlessly entertaining and home to some of the most buzzed-about shows in all of television. They include pop culture phenomenon and four-time Emmy®-nominated comedy series Schitt’s Creek, and fan-adored, culturally significant, One Day At A Time. Pop TV also features a lineup of “Still Awesome” movies and television hits our audience grew up enjoying including: Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, ER and Gilmore Girls. Pop is available on all major cable and satellite providers, through the downloadable app PopNow and on most over-the-top streaming services. To learn more, visit https://poptv.com/.