Sony Pictures Television has revealed a first-look clip and images for its buzzworthy One Day at a Time animated special, crafted in response to the COVID-19 production shutdowns. Titled “The Politics Episode,” the sitcom’s 2D interpretation will premiere on Sony’s Pop TV on June 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, and sparkles with returning guest stars Gloria Estefan and Melissa Fumero, joined by new addition to the family, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The animation was produced by Canadian studios Smiley Guy Studios and Big Jump Entertainment.
In “The Politics Episode,” Penelope’s conservative cousin Estrellita (Fumero), Tia Mirtha (Estefan) and Tio Juanito (Miranda) are 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, and Rod Amador, Executive Producer and Co-Owner of Big Jump Entertainment in Ottawa.