Great news for One Day at a Time fans! After being axed by Netflix earlier this year and picked up by Pop TV, we now know for sure when the fourth season of the show will premiere.
Netflix canceled ‘One Day at a Time’ earlier this year
Netflix announced earlier this year that they would be canceling their critically-acclaimed comedy series, One Day at a Time.
The news was met with swift backlash from fans, who orchestrated an immediate campaign for the show to either be renewed by Netflix or picked up by another outlet. It was possible for the show to be placed elsewhere because it was not a Netflix production and its studio home is at Sony Pictures Television.
According to the series’ official description, One Day at a Time, based on the 1975 Norman Lear comedy of the same name, follows “the life of Penelope Alvarez, a newly single Army veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups and downs of life. Now a nurse practitioner, Penelope (Justin Machado) is raising two strong-willed children (Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz). When faced with challenges, Penelope turns to her ‘old-school’ mother Lydia (Rita Moreno), and her building manager Schneider (Todd Grinnell), who has become an invaluable confidant.”
Pop TV picks up ‘One Day at a Time’
When it seemed like a deal could not be worked out Pop TV came to the rescue and picked up the show for a fourth season. Pop TV, formerly known as the TV Guide Network, is owned by CBS Corporation. The network seems like a perfect place for the show as its also the U.S. home of the critically-acclaimed Canadian comedy series, Schitt’s Creek.
“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,” said Pop TV President’s, Brad Schwartz, at the time when they picked up the show. “If Schitt’s Creek has taught us anything, it’s that love and kindness always wins. Pop is now the home to two of the most critically praised and fan-adored comedies in all of television, bringing even more premium content to basic cable. We couldn’t be more proud to continue telling heartwarming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance and diversity that pull on your emotions while putting a smile on your face.”
Norman Lear also said at the time, “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 canceled 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.”
‘One Day at a Time’ Season 4 premiere date set
Pop TV has announced that Season 4 of One Day at a Time will premiere in March 2020. The season will have 13 episodes. Instead of all of the episodes dropping at once like on Netflix, episodes will air weekly on a traditional format on the cable network.
We’re excited to see Penelope, Lydia, Schneider and company to be back on our television screens on a weekly basis!
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