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Fans And Cast Members Are So Excited That ‘One Day At A Time’ Was Finally Picked Up For A Third Season

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Netflix’s “One Day At A Time” was facing a very uncertain future. The show, which has aired two seasons, was not guaranteed a third season. Cast members and crew were asking friends, family and fans to spread the word that “One Day At A Time” needed to be renewed for a third season. One argument was to keep diversity in television and gives Latinos, specifically Cubans, some representation. Well, it finally happened. We will be getting a season 3 of “One Day At A Time.”

Netflix finally renewed “One Day At A Time” for a third season and it is cause for celebration.

The show is all about a multigenerational Cuban-American family living in Los Angeles. The tight-knit family is super relatable as they navigate what it means to be a modern family. The second season really hit home for Latinos when it touched on the affects of a Trump-run country.

Co-showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett was overjoyed by the news.

The show is inspired by Kellett’s own upbringing in a Cuban-American family in Los Angeles.

Isabella Gomez, who plays Elena, is so grateful to bring more Latino representation to the world.

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Justina Machado, who plays Penelope, showered her fans with love and thanks.

Penelope is a character that is so necessary. She is a single mother and veteran who is dealing with PTSD. Stories like these are not told and to see people who represent our community dealing with issues we sweep under the rug is so powerful.

Fans are ecstatic that the show has avoided being cancelled.

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Including some Cuban-American celebrity fans.

Because representation matters to everyone.

People are telling everyone what they can expect from the show.

They are pretty on point with their quick description of the show.

While the show packs a lot of important things into the episodes.

The representation alone is worthy of the how getting a third season.

Thank you, Netflix.


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These 'In Living Color' Facts Will Change The Way You Think About The Iconic Show That Launched Careers

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These ‘In Living Color’ Facts Will Change The Way You Think About The Iconic Show That Launched Careers

For four years “In Living Color” was a comedy television series that highlighted some of the biggest talents in the business to date. From Jennifer Lopez to Jim Carrey the show made aspiring actors and comedians into entertainment legends.

Check out 22 facts about the show you probably didn’t know.

1. Jennifer Lopez was a member

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Lopez starred as a member of the show’s dance troupe The Fly Girls. 

2. Rosie Perez got her start there too

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Perez served as the show’s choreographer. 

3. Jim Carrey was on but had a different name

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During his days on the show, the comedian went by the name “James Carrey.”

4. The Wayans made it a family affair.

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Six members of the Wayans family appeared on the show.  Damon, Kim, Shawn, and Marlon Wayans were regular cast members on the show. Dwayne Wayans often made appearances as an extra but was primarily a production assistant.

5. Keenen Wayans got permission to whatever he wanted as creator.

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Wayans created the blaxploitation parody “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka” back in 1988 and afterward, Fox’s network executives told the comedian he could have a show doing whatever he wanted. Thus his idea of creating a version of SNL was born.

6. It took a year to air the pilot

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Fox waited a full year to air the show because initially the NAACP was conflicted about the show.

7. Rosie caused some tension

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Rosie replaced the original fly girl choreographer before the third episode and had to deal with quite a bit of ego.  “There wasn’t any fighting, but it was emotional for them,” Perez has said. “I was very young, so it took me a minute to digest it. I remember going up to Keenen’s office like, ‘They hate me!’ He said, ‘Just do your job.'” Perez remained there for four years.

8. Larry Wilmore wrote for the show

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You might remember Wilmore from his job as a host on “The Nightly Show.” These days he’s a co-eductive producer on The Simpsons.

9. Damon Wayans got fired

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Wayans took a bit too much creative control during his run on SNL in 1985 and was quickly cut for ad-libbing during a life sketch.

10. Chris Rock also came from SNL

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Rock was on SNL and soon left to join In Living Color for six episodes.

11. Jim Carey wanted to be on SNL

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The comedian auditioned for SNL 3 times until finally moving on to In Living Color

12. Damon Wayans helped hire Jim Carrey

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Damon and Jim knew each other from working together at The Comedy Store and on the movie Earth Girls Are Easy.

13. Martin Lawrence auditioned

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Lawrence, Margaret Cho, and Susie Essman all auditioned but never made it onto the show’s stage.

14. The Super Bowl owes the show a lot

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The Super Bowl’s first big halftime show came from a Doritos sponsored live episode of In Living Color during Super Bowl XXVI. High-profile acts have been a huge thing on the show ever since.

15. There was a sketch that aired that almost got someone fired.

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“Bolt 45” was an episode that had been scratched from all syndications of the show because Fox believed it mocked date rape. Keenan Wayans argued that it was only mocking beer but Fox brought down the ax on the show. Years later, the show was aired by a network employe by accident and he almost got fired.

16. Keenen quit when the show started to do repeat airings

Fox started airing previous episodes of the show in the fourth season without permission. Wayans was so upset that he hid a type of a fully edited episode so the network couldn’t re-air it. He eventually gave up and quit the show.

17. The Wayans did a dramatic on-air protest

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Shawn and Kim Wayans weren’t free to leave the show after their brother quit because they were under contract. To express their anger over being forced to stay on the show they wore black sunglasses and refused to take part in Jamie Foxx’s Christmas number after their brother’s departure.

18. The “Men On Football” sketch caused a problem

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In the sketch, Ways and Grier joked that Richard Gere and Carl Lewis might be gay. Both actors were upset and issued an apology letter so they wouldn’t sue.

19. John Leguizamo almost got on the show

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Leguizamo was offered a role on the show and despite wanting to do it, his agents talked him out of it, insisting he’d get his own show. And he did! Leguizamo got the show “House of Buggin'” which eventually became MADtv.

20. Jada Pinkett Smith almost got on the show

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She was considered for the position of the Fly Girl choreographer briefly before being passed up for Rosie Perez.

21. The show’s title card switched

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The first few episodes of the show used a colorful logo for its opening credits. However, the band Living Colour caught wind and threatened to sue if the show didn’t stop. These days everyone remembers a logo with more plain letters.

22. Martin Tisha Campbell worked with Martin Lawrence who auditioned

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Martin Lawrence auditioned for the show but never made it. Years later he went on to star alongside  Martin Tisha Campbell.


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