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.”
The first three seasons are available to watch on Netflix now. Check out our review of season three here and our feature in which we discuss why Lydia is one of TV's greatest character's here.