In her first sit down with Norman Lear, writer Gloria Calderón Kellett remembers feeling trepidation about the concept that the legendary TV producer was pitching her.
It was a reboot of one of his iconic 1970s sitcoms One Day at a Time, but “reimagined” with a Cuban-American family at the core of the show.
“What do you think about doing the show like this?” he asked her.
“Honestly, I’m concerned,” was her reply.
“Why?” he asked.
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“I [told Norman] my family is really important to me,” the How I Met Your Mother writer recalled in an interview with Mashable. “It’s very personal I know so many very talented comedians and friends that are Latino that have sold shows about their family, and it gets messed with in a way that makes it feel no longer theirs.” …