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One Day at a Time Comes to ATX Television Festival

The ATX Television Festival is bringing the cast of the beloved One Day at a Time to Austin, as well the newest version of Veronica Mars, and Canada’s favorite cult comedy, Letterkenny, as part of the fest’s eight year.

The festival (running June 6-9) has already announced a packed schedule, including a Men in Trees reunion , and premier of USA Network’s Dare Me, adapting Megan Abbott’s blockbuster novel: However, One Day at a Time is one of the year’s most talked about shows, for the most unfortunate reason.

The latest from TV legend Norman Lear, it updates his 1970’s show, relocating from Indianapolis to Echo Park, and changing the focus from Bonnie Franklin as a divorced mother raising two kids to Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez, a Cuban-American veteran who leaves an abusive relationship to raise her kids with the help of her mother. Netflix just canceled the show after three critically-acclaimed seasons: now fans will get a reunion with Machado, Isabella Gomez, Todd Grinnell, and Stephen Tobolowsky, plus executive producer Mike Royce. Expect the now-famous #SaveODAAT hashtag to be trending hard that weekend.

As for Letterkenny, there’ll be a special screening and QA for the sitcom set in rural Canada, which has become one of Hulu’s most unlikely smash hits. The show has picked up a loyal fanbase for some of the tightest, funniest dialog on TV today, and its raunchy, smart, rapid-fire depiction of hicks, skids, and hockey players. Nathan Dales (Daryl), Michelle Mylett (Katy) and K. Trevor Wilson (Squirrelly Dan) will make the trip South of the border, alongside director/executive producer Jacob Tierney (who also plays youth paster Glen), and executive producer Mark Montefiore.

Speaking of Hulu, Friday’s lineup additions also includes a panel discussion for the streaming service’s revamp of Veronica Mars, which

Article source: https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/screens/2019-04-14/one-day-at-a-time-comes-to-atx-television-festival/

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