Tue. Jul 14th, 2020

‘One Day at a Time’ Canceled at Netflix

One Day at a Time is coming to an end on Netflix.


The streamer has opted to cancel the critically praised reboot of the Norman Lear comedy after three seasons.


“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 Calderón 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,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a rare cancellation statement. “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.”

Producers Sony Pictures Television declined comment. Sources say the indie studio plans to shop the series, which could be problematic as Netflix will continue to own and house the first three seasons and a library deal would help make finding a new home an easier task.

The news follows the Feb. 8 season three debut on the streamer. Netflix, like fellow streamers Amazon and Hulu, does not release viewership information. The series has an impressive 98 percent rating among critics and 91 percent audience score on RottenTomatoes.com. Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Tobolowsky and Rita Moreno starred.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Netflix
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