Netflix will not longer be taking it One Day at a Time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service has cancelled the TV show after three seasons.
A reboot of the Norman Lear series, the comedy centers on the Cuban-American Alverez family. The cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Todd Grinnell, and Stephen Tobolowsky.
Despite its popularity with audiences and critics alike, Netflix has decided not to renew One Day at a Time. In a public statement, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos suggested the show’s low viewing numbers may be the reason for its cancellation:
It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time. I’ve personally spoken with Norman and co-creators Gloria Calderon 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.”
On social media, the show’s stars and creators expressed disappointment in Netflix’s decision but assured fans they are shopping the show to other networks:
I’m so grateful to have played Penelope Alvarez. I don’t even know how to begin to express my gratitude to everyone. Truly, I am so honored that we got to tell our stories .Yes it was a Latinx family but it was a universal story about family and love. An American Familia ❤️
— Justina Machado (@JustinaMachado) March 14, 2019
Thank you to @JustinaMachado @TheRitaMoreno @Isabella_Gomez @themarcelruiz @Tobolowsky @toddgrinnell for making our dreams come true. We love this family we made on and off screen. Thank you to our writers & crew & guest cast. It was a privilege.
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) March 14, 2019
What do you think? Are you a fan of One Day at a Time? Do you want a fourth season?