Norman Lear to reunite with surviving cast members of original One day at a time – Valerie Bertinelli, Mackenzie Phillips, Michael Lembeck and Glenn Scarpelli – to support The Actors Fund.
The One day gang, with producer Patricia Fass Palmer, will be live guests on this Thursday’s episode of Stars in the house, the YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley.
In April, Lear appeared on The stars in the house with the cast of Pop TV One day remake with actors Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz and Stephen Tobolowsky.
The original One day at a time aired on CBS from 1975 to 1984, becoming one of Lear’s most powerful sitcoms in the 1970s with All in the family, the good times, the Jeffersons and Maude. The series starred the late Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, divorced, single mother to teenage daughters Julie (Phillips) and Barbara (Bertinelli). Lembeck joined the series in its fifth season as husband to Julie Max, and Scarpelli joined a year later as Alex, the young son of Ann’s boyfriend.
Franklin died in 2013. Pat Harrington Jr., who played neighbor and super builder Dwayne Schneider, died in 2016.
Creator Lear and the cast are expected to share stories from the era during the live broadcast and answer questions from fans.
Stars in the house, which benefits The Actors Fund and its efforts to support entertainment workers during the coronavirus pandemic, will air live Thursday, July 30 at 8 p.m. ET on the Stars in the house YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com.