One Day At A Time saved from cancellation by Pop TV
These days, cancellation doesn't always mean the end for a TV show. Critically acclaimed Netflix sitcom One Day at a Time is the latest show to find a new home. Following its cancellation by Netflix after three seasons, Pop TV has picked it up for a fourth run.
One Day at a Time chronicles life of the Cuban-American Alvarez family. Sony, who owns the show, attempted to shop the series elsewhere, with Pop TV, the CBS Corporation-owned network ordering a 13-episode fourth season of the comedy to air in 2020. This is the first time ever that a streaming series moved to cable.
Executive producer Norman Lear made the following 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. Thank you to my producing partner, Brent Miller, our incredibly talented co-showrunners, Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett, and of course, Sony, for never once giving up on the show, our actors or the possibility that a cable network could finally save a cancelled series that originated on a streaming service. And one last thank you to, Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Even this I get to experience – at 96.”