No Season 5 for the reimagined comedy.
November 24, 2020
It is being reported that One Day at a Time has been cancelled by Pop after four seasons. The sad news comes five months after the cable network aired a shortened 7-episode fourth season of the award-winning comedy.
The series premiered on Netflix in 2017, airing three seasons before getting the ax in 2019. While Netflix rarely comments on cancellations, a public statement was issued at the time stating, "We've made the very difficult decision not to renew One Day At A Time... in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season."
But it wasn't long before Pop came to the rescue, announcing that it had picked up a fourth season of the show. But since then the network has shifted its focus away from scripted series, and One Day at a Time was its last remaining original program.
The half-hour sitcom premiered in January 2017 as a remake of the classic Norman Lear series of the same name that aired for nine seasons between 1975 and 1984. Similar to the original, the updated version of One Day at a Time follows a former military veteran and single mom who is doing her best to raise her progressive teenage daughter and socially awkward tween son. The series was positively received by both audiences and critics.
For its part, producer Sony Pictures Television and showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett again plan to explore options to find the series another new home.
Sadly, the news is out.— ♥ Gloria Calderón Kellett ♥ (@everythingloria) November 24, 2020
I'm not sad just yet, y'all. We still have some hope for new homes. Hang tight, my loves. You know that if I go down, I will go down swinging for this show (& cast & crew) I love. @OneDayAtATime #MoreODAAT #RepresentationMattershttps://t.co/fUIViCI0jl
IMDB has 13 episodes listed for season 4 and only 8 have been broadcast, I wonder if, and hope that, the rest of the season will be broadcast.
No on to Pop TV. It was the US home to Schitt's Creek, one of the funniest shows ever made. Their description reads "a general entertainment channel, focusing primarily on programs pertaining to popular culture". According to the schedule, it's mostly ER and NCIS reruns. Maybe they should rebrand themselves as "Shut-in Granny TV".
Hopefully another network will pick it up.
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