One Day at a Time: Season 3 (2019)

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Season 3
One Day at a Time

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As timely and tender as ever, One Day at a Time's third season manages to up to comedy ante without losing the intimate family moments that help it hit so close to home.

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 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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When Penelope discovers Alex's secret Instagram account, his crass posts spark an intense family discussion about consent and harassment.

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Air date: Feb 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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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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Air date: Feb 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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Air date: Feb 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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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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Penelope feels hurt after seeing an item on 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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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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Air date: Feb 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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Cast & Crew

Isabella Gomez
Elena Alvarez
Stephen Tobolowsky
Dr. Berkowitz
Todd Grinnell
Schneider
Justina Machado
Penelope Alvarez
Norman Lear
Gloria Calderon Kellett
Brent Miller
Michael Garcia
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Critic Reviews for One Day at a Time Season 3

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (9)

The heartbeat of One Day at a Time was its spirited insistence that beauty can thrive alongside pain. The series blended multicam-sitcom laughs with a fearless willingness to tackle heavy social issues.

Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The show frequently smuggles some growth into its longer arcs, even when they're built by those familiar resets.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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Capable of innovation within the format while also still remaining genuinely funny.

Feb 8, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The sitcom can still get bogged down with its forced political table talk, but watching the two musical legends bicker between verses of "Ave Maria" will get you on your feet.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Nourishing in the best sense of that term, the kind of show that coaxes forth easy laughter and just as reliably, wrings honestly-earned tears from viewers.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Of the many issues and subjects One Day at a Time explores like mental health, relationships, and identity, it's great to see forgiveness explored in the mix.

Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The charming, winning sitcom works as both a hilarious family story and a vehicle for social commentary and never once sacrifices an iota of heart to convey the message.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Once again, One Day At a Time proves why it belongs in the conversation for the very best programs on television today.

Feb 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

These are heavy things, but they're dealt with joy, care, and humor.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the kind of comedy performance that, were it on a traditional network a decade ago, would be winning every Machado award available.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The brilliant show, run by Gloria Calderon-Kellett, follows that well-worn sitcom structure, but infuses it with warm humor, fully realized characters, and a fully realized political perspective.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The #MeToo dialogue that took place in Episode 2 was especially thought-provoking.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for One Day at a Time: Season 3

  • Jul 05, 2020
    A good mix of funny, emotional and relatable. Deals with some very sensitive subjects in a very respectful manner

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