Yes, the American comedy show which was abandoned by Netflix this March, will now air on Pop for season 4 with a bang!
Anddd the fans have won! For the first time ever, a canceled Netflix show has been picked up by a cable network due to popular demand and One Day at a Time has found a new home!
The American comedy show created by Netflix based on Norman Lear's 1975–1984 sitcom of the same name was canceled this March, days after the show's third season was premiered. The streaming giant revealed in a statement that it had to make the 'hard decision' as One Day at a Time failed to appeal to more viewers.
“It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on ‘One Day at a Time,'” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “I’ve personally spoken with Norman, and co-creators Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce, to express my gratitude to them, all the writers, the dedicated crew and the cast including the brilliant Justina Machado and dazzling Rita Moreno for creating a series with such humor, heart and humanity. This was a very difficult decision and we’re thankful to all the fans who’ve supported the series, our partners at Sony, and all the critics who embraced it. While it’s disappointing that more viewers didn’t discover ‘One Day at a Time,’ I believe the series will stand the test of time.”
The news came as a major shock to the fans who took to their social media accounts to express their anger and disappointment. @netflix i’m still trying to understand how y’all cancelled One Day At A Time, which brought awareness to the LGBT community and Latino community, but still keep 13 Reasons Why after all the controversy it receives after every season, tweeted a fan.
Theres coming a new season of 13 reasons why even tho it glorifies mental ilness but they cancelled one day at a time even tho its one of the only show that discusses mental ilness and a lot of other important topics in a good way?? Netflix what the hell are u doing?? added another, questioning the streaming site's choices.
it’s irritating that netflix promotes terrible shows like “insatiable” and “13 reasons why” and let’s amazing shows like “one day at a time” and “everything sucks” get cancelled...— kate🌿🏳️🌈 (@extremigod) March 15, 2019
can’t believe netflix cancelled one day at a time, one of the best and most important tv shows ever made, but will keep renewing that piece of shit that is 13 reasons why #saveODAAT— #1 ne-yo stan (@cocaineheartt) March 14, 2019
Why have @netflix cancelled One Day at a Time? It’s honestly one of the best shows I’ve ever seen and one of the most important shows I’ve ever seen. Absolutely heartbroken tbh— Keeley 🌹 (@longroadtowalk) March 14, 2019
So Netflix has cancelled the Get Down, Sense8, and One Day at a Time. Man fuck them. They keep trash ass shows like 13 Reasons Why and other hot garbage but cancel their highly rated shows. Sad— Glen Coco (@TacoKingGCoco) March 14, 2019
Thankfully, someone cares about what people want and has geared up to take in the popular show which addresses various social issues. Pop TV, a CBS subsidiary, has picked up One Day at a Time and well, a fourth season is coming!
According to Vulture, four months after the show's cancelation, season 4 of the Sony Pictures show has been greenlit and a total of 13 episodes have been ordered by the network, aiming for a 2020 release, with all our favorite faces!
In case you are still to catch up with the show's third season or wish to rewatch all of it before season 4, you CAN do so without any worries as Season 1-3 of One Day At A Time will continue to be on Netflix. Season 4, however, will be branded as a Pop TV original instead of Netflix and will be available on cable only.
Now that season 4 is really happening, Pop and the showrunners are as excited as the fans. “As soon as we heard the show was canceled we all looked at each other said, ‘Oh my God, this show has so much life left in it. Is this something we could go after?’” Shwartz, Pop TV's president, told Vulture.
Kellett and Royce also added, "We heard Pop [was pursuing the show], we said, ‘If that’s the type of content they’re doing — strong stories of love and acceptance — then yeah, great, we’re thrilled...We really seem to fit in with their brand, with their philosophy of the network.” Will you be watching?