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One Day at a Time is a Pop TV original sitcom based on the 1975–84 series of the same name. It was developed by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce. The series centers on a Cuban-American family led by the mother, Penelope, a separated military veteran raising a son Alex who is described as a socially inept tween and a strong-headed, feminist daughter Elena. Penelope’s mother, Lydia, helps her take care of the kids and the house chores.

Season 1

Number of Episodes: 13; Season Premiere: January 6, 2017

 
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"This Is It" January 6, 2017
Penelope tries to convince her feminist daughter Elena to have a traditional quinceañera to celebrate her 15th birthday and to honor her Cuban roots.
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"Bobos and Mamitas" January 6, 2017
When Penelope and Elena complain about not being taken seriously as women at work and school, Lydia offers advice from an older generation.
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"No Mass" January 6, 2017
When Lydia disappears after a heated argument with her daughter about religion, the smooth running of the household falls apart in her absence.
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"A Snowman's Tale" January 6, 2017
Penelope suddenly finds herself back in the dating game after Schneider shows her how to use an online app for meeting people.
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"Strays" January 6, 2017
Lydia grows suspicious of Elena and Carmen's intense relationship. Penelope later discovers that the inseparable friends are keeping a big secret.
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"The Death of Mrs. Resnick" January 6, 2017
When Penelope's faithful car finally breaks down for good and she's forced to trade it in, she meets a kindred spirit in the unlikeliest of places.
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"Hold, Please" January 6, 2017
While navigating her way through an endless maze of red tape with Veterans Affairs to make a medical appointment, Penelope reaches her breaking point.
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"One Lie at a Time" January 6, 2017
Penelope tells her family she has a date and Lydia says she's going to church, but each secretly go elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elena tests an attraction.
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"Viva Cuba" January 6, 2017
Elena gets a congratulatory letter that leaves a bitter taste in her mouth. For a school project, Alex interviews Lydia, who reveals a family secret.
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"Sex Talk" January 6, 2017
When Penelope finds porn on Alex's laptop, she struggles to talk to him about sex, but their reluctant conversation leads to a surprising discovery.
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"Pride & Prejudice" January 6, 2017
Although she wants to be accepting and open-minded, Penelope feels weird about Elena's revelation. Seeking advice, she makes an unexpected connection.
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"Hurricane Victor" January 6, 2017
Just when Penelope starts to date again, her estranged husband Victor makes a surprise visit home that rekindles old feelings between them.
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Everyone pitches in to prepare for Elena's quinceañera. While rehearsing their father-daughter dance, Elena reveals a truth about herself to her dad.

Season 2

Number of Episodes: 13; Season Premiere: January 26, 2018

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"The Turn" January 26, 2018
Penelope worries about changes she sees in Alex, who gets in trouble at school. Elena wonders if others are misidentifying her based on her appearance.
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"Schooled" January 26, 2018
When juggling family, work and college proves too much for Penelope, Schneider offers her a way to sharpen her focus and improve her test grades.
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"To Zir, With Love" January 26, 2018
Lydia gives Elena advice on approaching her crush. After running into a hunky Army buddy who's also single again, Penelope rethinks her dating rules.
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"Roots" January 26, 2018
Elena is horrified to learn that her grandmother doesn't vote. Penelope teaches her son all her tricks on how to save money at the movie theater.
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"Locked Down" January 26, 2018
Penelope's furtive date at home with Max is interrupted when a neighborhood lockdown brings the rest of the family back early.
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"Work Hard, Play Hard" January 26, 2018
To Teach Alex the value of a dollar, Penelope forces him to take a summer job at her workplace. Meanwhile, Elena finds a way to get paid for her hobby.
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"Exclusive" January 26, 2018
Lydia learns Dr. Berkowitz is going to the opera without her. When Schneider asks if she and Max are exclusive, Penelope realizes it's time for a talk.
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"What Happened" January 26, 2018
Penelope recalls Elena's birth in 2001, and how an unexpected turn of events drastically changed the life plans she and her husband had made.
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"Hello, Penelope" January 26, 2018
Feeling like she's finally got her life together, Penelope unwisely stops taking her antidepressants so she doesn't have to tell Max she's on them.
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"Storage Wars" January 26, 2018
As Schneider's trainee, Elena learns there's more to being a building super than fixing things. Penelope battles Lydia over the space in their garage.
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"Homecoming" January 26, 2018
At the kid's school dance, Elena tries to appear popular in front of Syd, and chaperones Penelope and Max reach a milestone in their relationship.
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"Citizen Lydia" January 26, 2018
Lydia and Schneider take their U.S. citizenship tests. Penelope wonders if she'd be willing to have another child to fulfill Max's wish to be a dad.
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"Not Yet" January 26, 2018
A medical emergency brings bedside visits, admissions of regret, moments of realization, declarations of love, and an out-of-body experience.

Season 3

Number of Episodes: 13, Season Premiere: February 8, 2019

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"The Funeral" February 8, 2019
At a relative's funeral, Penelope urges Lydia to end a petty feud with her sister, and Elena wonders if her cousin Pilar is gay.
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"Outside" February 8, 2019
When Penelope discovers Alex's secret Instagram account, his crass posts spark an intense family discussion about consent and harassment.
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"Benefit with Friends" February 8, 2019
Elena hides her grandmother's high heels. Penelope starts to see a male friend in a new way. Schneider meets a kindred spirit at the school auction.
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"Hermanos" February 8, 2019
Sibling rivalry rears its ugly head when Penelope's brother, who can do no wrong in their mother's eyes, shows up during a family getaway to San Diego.
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"Nip It in the Bud" February 8, 2019
Penelope catches Alex smoking pot at a concert. When Lydia develops a cough at the opera, she tries Dr. B's special lozenges.
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"One Valentine's Day at a Time" February 8, 2019
Rain ruins Valentine's Day plans, causing more than one couple to have their first fight. Schneider tries to hide his wealthy background from Avery.
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"The First Time" February 8, 2019
Penelope finds out Elena and Syd secretly got a hotel room. A grounded Alex enlists Lydia to stand in line to buy him the latest designer sneakers.
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"She Drives Me Crazy" February 8, 2019
Penelope feels hurt after seeing an item in her mom's 'bouquet list' that's about her. Dr. B finds the key to teaching a struggling Elena how to drive.
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"Anxiety" February 8, 2019
When Penelope has anxiety attacks, her support group helps her figure out what's triggering her, how to cope and why she's not telling her kids.
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"The Man" February 8, 2019
Schneider makes a big decision in order to please his visiting father -- at the expense of Penelope's family. Lydia finds Alex's confiscated pot.
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"A Penny and a Nicole" February 8, 2019
Penelope's ex is coming to visit the children with his latest girlfriend, who is not the young bimbo Penny is expecting. In fact, she blows everyone away, as does her and Victor's surprise.
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"Drinking and Driving" February 8, 2019
After putting Alex in a difficult position, Schneider gets tough love from Penelope. Dr. B consults Lydia's bouquet list for "non-iversary" gift ideas.
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"Ghosts" February 8, 2019
At her ex's wedding, Penelope experiences a surreal conversation. Elena finds she has more she needs to say to her father. Dr. B gives Lydia her gift.

Season 4

Number of Episodes: 13; Season Premiere March 24, 2020

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"Checking Boxes" March 24, 2020
After a census taker comes to the house, the Alvarez family reflects on their relationships and wonder what else the future may (or may not) have in store.
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"Penny Pinching" March 31, 2020
After a disastrous evening, Penelope realizes she needs to change her relationship to money and do the unthinkable—buy something new. Meanwhile, Elena struggles to make it to an important e-sports match.
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"Boundaries" April 7, 2020
Alex catches his mother in a compromising position, motivating Penelope to talk to him about healthy human sexuality while defending herself against Lydia's old-school judgments.
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"One Halloween at a Time" April 14, 2020
It's a very scary Halloween when Lydia discovers something life-altering in the kitchen trash. Schneider and Avery are determined to win an elaborate costume contest.
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"Perfect" April 22, 2020
Alex needs a large amount of money right away, worrying Penelope. Schneider and Avery must contend with an unwanted gift from Doctor Berkowitz.
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"Supermoon" April 28, 2020
When a supermoon appears in the night sky, all the Alvarezes and their significant others discover an elaborate romantic setting, fit for a marriage proposal. Who is it for? Only the moon knows!
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"Church & Statement" TBA
When Lydia's church hires a young, progressive priest, Lydia convinces Elena to start attending church again. Schneider's prayers are also answered when he convinces Alex to help him build a crib and baby-proof his apartment.
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