It looks like the a new season of One Day at a Time will be getting the ‘POP’ treatment.
After getting cancelled by Netflix in March, One Day at a Time has been saved and given a new fourth season by Pop TV, the same network that gave the U.S. the hilarious series, Schitt’s Creek.
— Pop (@PopTV) June 27, 2019
The series premiered on Netflix in January 2017 and was met with high praise from critics and fans for its storytelling, LatinX representation, and addressing the issues of mental health, LGBTQ representation, racial discrimination, and motherhood.
One Day at a Time is remake of Norman Lear’s classic 1975 sitcom but centers around a Cuban-American family headed by single mom and military veteran, Penelope (played by Justina Machado), raising her two kids (Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz) with the help of her mother Lydia (legendary actress Rita Moreno) and their landlord, Schneider (Todd Grinnell).
Executive producer Norman Lear said in a statement, “Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day at a Time’s cancellation. Today, I’m overwhelmed with joy to know the Alvarez family will live on.”
In the same statement, Pop TV President Brad Schwartz said, “How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next.”
We’ve made the very difficult decision not to renew One Day At A Time for a fourth season. The choice did not come easily — we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season.
— Netflix (@netflix) March 14, 2019
After the announcement by Netflix of the cancellation of One Day at a Time, fans and critics were outraged at the decision and prompted a trending hashtag for a network to save the series, #SaveODAAT.
Sony Pictures TV will continue to produce the series. The fourth season will have thirteen new episodes in 2020.